When I was in elementary school, I wasn’t one of the cool girls. I didn’t have Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers or anything fancy like that. I had a tube of ChapStick, but believe me, for a while, that ChapStick was my most coveted possession in the whole wide world. I loved it to bits because it was as close as I was allowed to get to wearing makeup, and these new $4.99 ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture + Tints kinda make me feel the same way.
I mean, they’re totally different, but eight-year-old me probably would have passed out if I’d been given one of these, feeling like, “Oh, forbidden lipstick!”
There are three shades — Merlot, Coral Blush and Rose Petal — and they’re billed as 100% natural. I see lots of oils and butters in the ingredient list, like sunflower oil and jojoba, and I like that they’re all the way up at the top.
I wear these to work out, which is nothing compared to the glamorous ladies who go to my exercise class. They wear full-on jewelry with a full face of makeup and their hair done. I just put on a little bit of ChapStick, but it’s enough to make me not feel like death warmed over when I see myself in the mirror. 🙂
They’re very similar to Burt’s Bees, so if you like Burt’s, you might like these too.
The formula feels light on my lips, not sticky at all, and you can kind of move ’em around. Flavor-wise, they taste a little like oranges, but it’s barely noticeable and fades fast.
I mean, they’re ChapStick. It’s not like we’re reinventing the wheel or anything, but if you have fond ChapStick memories like I do, they’re a quick trip down memory lane.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,