I'm Completely Obsessed With This Low-Maintenance Lip Color
As a beauty editor, I've tried hundreds of products and have become exceptionally picky about the ones I welcome into my routine — and on my lips. I want them to be moisturizing, pigmented, easy to use, and sun protecting. When I found out that the Beauty by POPSUGAR Be Sweet Tinted Lip Balm ($20) would have all of the qualities I search for in a balm, I couldn't wait to try it.
To my delight, I have fallen in love with these tinted lip balms for one simple reason: I am a busy gal. I want to apply makeup easily, quickly, and without a lot of fuss. I also have zero tolerance for anything that feels uncomfortable (sorry, drying liquid lipsticks) and have turned to tinted lip balms to look put-together with less effort.
The Be Sweet Tinted Lip Balms contain moisturizing candelilla wax and have an SPF of 15 to prevent my lips from premature aging from the sun. Another plus? It smells like crème brulée, which makes me want to reapply it all day long. As an avid animal-lover, I can apply it guilt-free knowing that this baby is 100 percent cruelty-free. It's also free of bad-for-you ingredients like parabens, mineral oil, and sodium lauryl sulfate.
The colors of the tinted balms are perfect as well. They come in one clear and six sheer hues, all of which are buildable for a saturated lip look. My current favorite is Pucker Up, a berry-pink hue. With one swipe, I get a wash of color; two gives me a pretty stain; and three creates a truly pigmented deeper shade. I've been keeping different colors in my purse, desk, and home so I never have to go without my favorite balm. Read on to see the buildable color in action.