Dude, if your lips flake at the mere mention of the word, “dry,” take a look at MAC’s new $19.50 Mineralize Tinted Lip Balms (available in five shades).
Granted, they’re $19.50 each…which is kind of expensive for a lip balm. True that. But Slightly Nude, the color I’ve been wearing lately, isn’t your average balm.
As a connoisseur of lip balms, and as someone who suffers from dry, flaky lips every winter, I almost always have at least a few balmy lippies around, like in my desk, my purse…
Heck, if I could, um, I’d put a little pack on Tabs and fill it with lip balms.
This one, Slightly Nude, lavishes my lips with moisture. The second I slick it on, I can almost hear my lips sigh, “ahhh…” And just like that, no more flakes, and my lips feel smoother and softer.
Plus, I think the color looks cute, too.
A nude coral with a hint of pink pearl (like a clear tint of peachy coral), Slightly Nude only pretends to be completely sheer. It actually has a noticeable amount of pigment and even a little shimmer, although the shimmer keeps a very low profile. I can’t really see it once it’s applied.
I love how natural Slightly Nude looks on my lips, and I think it’s a nice break from the heavier, full-coverage lipsticks I wore a lot over the holidays.
It reminds me of a MAC Cremesheen Lipglass…if the Cremesheens were thicker, longer-lasting and came in a squeeze tube. Same vanilla flavor and scent, same smooth, non-sticky texture, but a slightly thicker formula that lasts longer on my lips.
Well, Slightly Nude lasts about 3-4 hours for me, and it even holds up through a cup of Trader Joe’s Vanilla & Cinnamon Black Tea (ugh, so heartbroken that it’s a seasonal thing).
Now, if it and the other Mineralize Tinted Lip Balms also contained SPF, I’d be stockpiling tubes for summer.
PRICE: $19.50 for a 0.33-ounce tube
AVAILABILITY: Available now at MAC stores, counters and maccosmetics.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (kinda pricey)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,