Acure Organics Lip Lush ($5.99 each) lip glosses are perfect to just keep in your desk at work, in your car, or wherever, really. They’re lightly tinted and really moisturizing (but not sticky!), so they’re great basic lip glosses. The four I have here — Birthday Suit, Shmexy, Date Worthy and Daaang! — beyond having insanely cute names, have a light fruit scent that fades after a few minutes (which is a good thing in my opinion).
I like how moisturizing they are (due to the argan oil, echinacea, beeswax and other natural ingredients). Lots of lip glosses are really shiny but can be oddly drying or irritating for me. It’s like all that shine is just on the surface of my lips, and my actual lips aren’t getting any benefit, but that’s definitely not the case with these glosse, because they keep my lips feeling soft even after the shine wears off.
Here are some swatches on me:
The one called Birthday Girl is a clear lip gloss. Period. But it’s comfortable on the lips and easy to apply.
I’ve been keeping this one in my gym bag to use after working out. Like, my hair may look crazy, but my lip gloss is poppin’!
Date Worthy is exactly that. It’s a lovely, very flattering semi-sheer coral pink color. Lots of times glosses don’t show up on my lips because my lips are pretty pigmented, but this shows up nicely.
Daaang! is a gorgeous semi-sheer grape color, and it may or may not have caused a battle with my auto-correct. But I still like it (it’s probably my favorite of the bunch).
Sheer hot pink Shmexy has a little color, but it’s pretty sheer. It’s another nice choice if you’re looking for an everyday lip gloss that still has a bit of color too.
Overall, I really like these glosses. They’re the kind of thing you grab in line at Whole Foods and sort of kick yourself for falling for the impulse buy trap, but then later you’re patting yourself on the back for picking up something so good.
And you can also find them at Target for $5.99 each.