I just found your latest lip addiction, a.k.a. my latest lip addiction! — but you’re not going to get addicted in a bad way, I promise.
You know how some tinted lip balms hook you into a vicious cycle of lip balm-ing yourself every 10 minutes? Not gonna happen with the Honest Beauty Tinted Lip Balms, because unlike other tinted lip balms, they don’t suck every molecule of moisture from your lips and lead you to reapply them over and over…which is my main point o’ pain with most lip balms.
Small victories, ya know?
Lots of moisture
So tell your dry lips to chill already, man! You will not be looped into a dysfunctional relationship with your lip balm, and since these are practically dripping with moisture, thirsty, flaky lips will thank you for the hydrating TLC.
What they are
I love ’em. They’re like a cross between a lip balm and a creamy lipstick, so you get all the color (but not too much) and lots and lots of moisture. They’re permanent to the Honest Beauty makeup line and come in seven shades, including clear, and are an affordable $8.99 each.
The formula is cruelty-free and vegan, so no animal testing, and no animal-derived ingredients, either.
They feel like a typical balm to me — lightweight and smooth, with a non-sticky texture — and have a barely-there, fleeting honey flavor and scent. As for wear time, they last about two hours for me.
These are so intense! It’s bomb. (Or, should I say, it’s balm? Sorry, I had to go there!) I have pigmented lips, so it isn’t always easy for me to find pigmented lip balms that show up on my lips, but each of these shades is so vibrant and distinct that I can immediately see the difference (no layering required!). They don’t all look the same, which I lurve and appreciate.
This is casual, low-maintenance lip color at its best. I can easily use my phone as a mirror to apply a layer… Heck, I’m doing that right now with Lychee Fruit (the beige-pink!).
Clinique dupe for half the price
Are you familiar with Clinique’s Black Honey Almost Lipstick? It’s a semi-sheer dark plum that was all the rage in the ’90s, and it looks surprisingly natural (it’s still in their permanent line). Anyway, Honest Beauty Tinted Balm in Plum Drop looks exactly like it, but for, like, half the price. Keep that in mind for your bargain hunter beauty pals!
You can find the Honest Beauty Tinted Balms at Target and online at honestbeauty.com.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,