Society has such a love/hate relationship with lipstick, and vacillating perceptions of the women (and men) who wear it. Most of us have been loyal to the same lipstick brand and shade for years. We also acknowledge the formula and application can be off- putting to some as it can easily transfer and feel uncomfortable at times. So, what's a doll to do when you want a little something extra without fully committing to lipstick? Lucky for you we are living in an evolutionary stage of lip products. Trust me, we have came a long way from good ol' Vaseline and Carmex. There are so many new and exciting products that are lightweight and offer long lasting color without all the fuss!
Here's six of my favorite lipstick alternatives...
6) Korres Lip Butter
Korres Lip Butter is rich, buttery lip balm that melts on the lips and offers a shiny, tinted finish. This rich butter leaves lips deeply moisturized, supple, and kissably soft. Korres Lip Butters are formulated with natural oils and extracts to soothe and condition lips. Shea butter and rice wax provide lasting hydration and softness. This shiny, juicy pop of color comes in an array of "flavors" and is ideal for dry lips.
5) Clinique Almost Lipstick
Clinique, Almost Lipstick is universally-flattering, ultra-light lipstick in an iconic shade that anyone can wear because it creates a one-of-a-kind lip look on everyone. Not quite a gloss, and not quite a lipstick, this transparent lipstick fuses with the natural tone of your lips to create a lip look that’s unique to you. This sheer, emollient-rich formula glides on for easy layering.
4) Mac Tendertalk Lip Balm
This smart lip conditioner by M·A·C creates your own personalized tint based on your body chemistry. It combines nourishing skin care with technology to keep your lips soft and moisturized, while offering just the right amount of color. The balm comes packaged in an iridescent metal lipstick case and is scented with a hint of uplifting vanilla.
3) Milk Makeup Oil Lip Stain
Milk Makeup Oil Stain is a long-wearing lip stain with mess-free application for hydrating color and shine. Get high-shine lip color with Milk Makeup’s Oil Lip Stain. Loaded with nourishing vitamin E, rosemary extract, and black currant and olive oils, it deeply moisturizes and sets into lips for an enduring tint of color. It has an easy-to-use, rollerball applicator, and it can be layered to intensify your lip look.
2) Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15
A bestselling lip treatment—and a cult-favorite among all who try it, including Hollywood’s elite—that moisturizes, protects, and smooths the lips. Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 blends reparative oils and waxes with real sugar, a natural humectant, for delectable and dependable moisture. Sweet and tart black currant oil, rich in plumping essential fatty acids, cushions the lips while antioxidant grapeseed polyphenols and vitamins A, C, and E provide protection from wrinkle-causing free radicals. It provides essential, year-round protection from damaging UV rays.
1) Bite Beauty Lust Lip Tint
A revolutionary lip tint formula that delivers luscious color with an ultra-glossy finish. This alluring lip tint is infused with pure Argan oil, vitamin E, and fruit butters to hydrate, nourish, and revitalize your lips. It delivers long-lasting color and helps soothe and soften the lips. The center B provides resveratrol, which has double the amount of antioxidants found in red wine. The more layers you apply on your lips, the more color you get.