I don't think I've worn a 'proper' lipstick in ages. Instead, I've been reaching for a variety of tinted balms and butters - my favourite being these juicy Loud & Clear Lip Sheers from BareMinerals. The perfect balm/gloss hybrid, these babies look like a tinted lipgloss and feel like a nourishing balm (no stickiness here) - almost like Vaseline in a lipstick form.
The gel based formula is loaded with shea butter and jojoba seed oil and glides on effortlessly, drenching dry lips with a silky layer of moisture whilst providing a glossy splash of subtle colour. If, like me, you shy away from a bold lip, or you simply prefer a more wearable option sometimes, these translucent tints are perfect for adding a sheer, glossy finish with just a hint of colour.
I picked up the 'Pout Loud' duo, which includes two of the three shades in the Lip Sheer collection; Pink Pulse, a pretty bubblegum pink, and Berry Remix, an on-trend orchid shade. Worn alone (as pictured) the Loud & Clear Lip Sheers give a subtle flush of colour, but they work wonderfully layered over a similarly coloured lipstick to slick on throughout the day for extra moisture and shine. In fact, these two shades compliment Benefit's Posie Tint and Lollitint perfectly!
I'll certainly be picking up the third shade in the collection, the sheer coral 'Tangerine Trance', which will be gorgeous for the summer months.