Summer Lip Fun

I don’t know about you, but when summer makes its way around I’m not so much in the mood for a heavy creamy lipstick or a super sticky lipgloss. The goal during in the warmer months is already to stay as stick-free as possible. It is natural to change just about every part of our beauty routine (moisturizes, scents, how often we shave etc.), so why not mix up the type of lip product we use too.

Here are a few non-sticky, lip products that will still ensure great color, moisture, and fun.

The Clinique Chubby Stick moisturizing lip colour balm is the winner of an Elle beauty award. This lip treatment is loaded with mango and shea butter to keep lips soft and free of cracks. It comes in eight natural-looking tints with a subtle sheen. My favorite shades are ‘Woppin’ Watermelon’ and ‘Chunky Cherry.’ Plus they are a great purchase at only $16 each.

If you must have a gloss try YBF (Your Best Friend) Perfectly Polished lipgloss. The lipgloss trio will give you sheen and gleam with out the icky sticky feeling. According to YBF, they they are ultra-silky with their “lacking in tacky” texture. Plus they contain Vitamin E, are paraben-free, and taste declisious! At Ulta, $24.80

Lipstains are my favorite way to achieve great lip color, mainly because I don’t have to worry about reapplying lip color all day and I can add some extra shine on top with my favorite non-sticky gloss. How can the idea of a stain get any better? Well, Tarte Cosmetics managed just that when they created their LipSurgence gel lip tint, which also happens to be all natural. This natural technology quickly absorbs into the skin delivering a surge of moisture on a cellular level, effectively and naturally increasing skin’s water content for a ‘plumped up’ appearance. You can purchase them online at Tarte or Sephora, $24

Why not just go sans color with one of our favorite balms from eos. The 95% organic, 100% natural balm is gluten, paraben, petrolatum, and phthalate FREE! It comes in 6 yummy flavors like summer fruit, lemon drop, and strawberry sorbet (perfect summer flavors) and I mean it doesn’t get anymore fun then the colored spheres they come in. For a mere $3.29 each you might as well purchase every flavor.

Of course before you smooth on your favorite non-sticky summer color or balm be sure to use a lip scrub to ensure the smoothest lips. These often come in wintery flavors like vanilla or standard mint, but Sara Happ offers Green Apple, perfect for the season. At sara happ, $24

By Kristianne Young

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