Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in Red Review

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Best of Beauty
  • Best of Beauty
  • 2015

What It Is:

A tinted lip balm


This creamy red-pink balm delivers a burst of hydration with a nonsticky finish. Swipe on one layer for a sheer wash of color or layer it over lipstick for a brighter, smoother finish.


Three things are going to happen to you when you apply this balm: You're going to think you accidentally rubbed a sweet-smelling caramel candy all over your mouth (you didn't), you're going to want to eat it (don't), and you're going to think someone swapped your lips with Scarlett Johansson's (the jury's still out). Seriously, though, your lips will look as close to perfect as ever, which, in Allure's book, means smooth, plump, and dewy. The creamy balm also leaves lips with a subtle sheen—thanks to the shea-butter-packed formula—and a universally flattering strawberry tint, which lasted on our tester's lips through a boozy, croissant-strewn brunch. You'll have to reapply it more frequently than you would a lipstick or stain, though it smells so good and feels so soothing that it's difficult to care. But first, repeat after us: "I will not eat this balm."


Best of Beauty 2015

PRICE*: $24


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