Remember when you’d get that rush as a kid from opening a fresh box of crayons? (Um…or was that just me?)
That’s kind of how opening one of these new $8.49 Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Sticks feels. Suddenly, I’m in art class again, daydreaming about where these colorful sticks will take me.
Don’t they seem a lot like Clinique’s line of Chubby Sticks (which cost almost twice as much, BTW)?
Sure, they might not be all that original (they also look and feel a lot like Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms), but I gotta say — downright stellar for the price!
Smooth, light, moisturizing and non-sticky, they leave a soft wash of shiny color that lasts from 2-3 hours.
When my lips are dry, the MoistureSmooth Color Sticks moisturize ’em, and give them a nice, sheer-to-medium tint, without drawing any unwanted attention by highlighting flakes.
My nose and taste buds also like the faint peach gummy candy flavor and scent, which fades within a few minutes…
Some of the lighter shades, like Juicy Peach 10, Fresh Papaya 20 and Sweet Watermelon 30, tend to look similar on my pigmented lips, so if you prefer a bolder look, you may want to go for one of the brighter shades, like Bright Berry 40 (my fave!), Warm Caramel 50, Soft Raspberry 60, Plum Perfect 70 or Rich Raisin 80.
PRICE: $8.49 for each 0.11-ounce stick
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores, grocery stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,