In the case of foundation and other face makeup, less is definitely more and products that can multi-task are favored over layering on a mask of makeup. However, when it comes to lip products, my sentiments are actually the opposite. I rarely trust lip products that claim to do it all (moisturize, glossify, and provide high-impact color), and often end up layering balm, lipstick, and lip gloss to complete a single look. However, Clarins’ limited-edition Crystal Lip Balm has me reconsidering the possibility of a product that really can be a successful multi-tasker. Providing shiny-sheer color that packs a serious punch without being quite as intense as a matte lipstick, these handy balms-turned-lipsticks-turned-glosses contain a core of saturated color with an outer layer of moisturizing, high-shine gloss. Your lips are left with a shiny wash of color that won’t crack, dry out, or smudge – plus, you can choose from 4 flattering shades to suit your favorite summer look. At just $24.50 a pop, this product will not only save you from buying multiple lip products to complete one look, but also save room in your purse!
- Alexandra Gambardella
Guest post from my friends over at The Find!