I think we are slowly moving away from the matte lip trend. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate a good matte lip especially as it gives your puckers a fleshier look. But given the weather changes we constantly have, our lips can be very dry. And nothing can help chapped puckers than lip balms and lip oils.
Let’s start with the more familiar. When on-the-go, a good balm gives a hint of color to the lips and can sinks into them so that they will soft and smooth the whole day. They also aren’t sticky or feel think on the lips, like you just ate some icing. It’s a bonus too when the lip balm gives constant benefits as you go through a tube. This is why my new favorite is the Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystals lip balm.
What’s unique about them is the real fruit flavor blend into them. A bit of a throwback to when you were a child, I guess when you could smell your strawberry balm from the mile away. But the thing is, the fruit extracts in these Flavor Crystals lip balm help give your lips the extra boost. Just like how an orange slice is actually essential to your diet! This combined with Vitamin E and beeswax condition the skin. They come in three flavors: sweet orange, red raspberry, and tropical pineapple.
On the other hand, if you want to veer away from the usual balm you can try the Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil.if you’re not yet into lip oils, I feel you should try them soon. They have a unique way of nourishing the lips. They have the shine of the gloss on first application. So a good thing to have over lipstick if you want a bit of shine.
They also can be used on their own. A tinted lip oil has the nourishing capacity of a lip balm. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oils are made with meadow foam seed and coconut oils so you got soft lips. And a big plus: they reduce the appearance of fine lines! As the day progresses, you will notice how the oil is fully absorbed by lips, leaving a hint of color. It looks fresh and natural. A good way to top a “no makeup-makeup look” or to make the understated lip and smokey eye look.
Now that we’re done with the makeup part, let’s talk skincare. I noticed how pollution these days are making our skin look dull. Stress on top of that can make it look sallow. So I think if you’re suffering from this, you should change up your skincare to routine to something that will bring back the brightness in your complexion.
Burt’s Bees has their Brightening Skin Care Line to stave off dark circles and discolorations on your skin. It’s a complete system with the Daily Cleanser, Refining Tonic, Perfecting Serum, Moisturizing Cream and Eye Treatment. These five steps is your complete ritual every morning and night to make sure people can’t tell how many hours of sleep you’ve been missing and to reverse the skin damage.
The key ingredient in these products is daisy extract. Burt’s Bees sustainably harvests it in the mountains of Macedonia for their naturally brightening agents. So you know you aren’t further damaging your face with harmful ingredients but introducing it to something that’s gentle but effective.