I've mentioned in a few posts recently that I've been more into sheer, glossy lips lately, as opposed to the matte liquid lipsticks I've been hoarding. My bag is constantly packed with these easy lip options that go with anything. The rest of my makeup has been mostly the same lately (let me know if you'd like to see another Makeup Lately post!), but the lips change daily.
On days when I just want a balm, I always go for the Glossier Rose Balm Dotcom. I can't decide if the Rose or Coconut is my favorite of the flavored balms, but I do like that the rose one has a subtle pink tint. The Balm Dotcoms are my absolute favorite lip balms, and I can't be without at least one near me at all times. I've also been really into smudging/mixing other lip products into the Balm Dotcom (check out Glossier's Instagram Story before it expires tonight to see Emily Ferber mixing her favorite lipstick with Balm Dotcom). I've been mixing together two shades of the Glossier Generation Gs, Like and Leo, to get my perfect pinky brown nude. Smudging the product into the Balm Dotcom helps them mix together more easily and keeps it looking a little glossy, rather than the matte stain effect they usually have. You can get 20% off your first Glossier order here. I've also been absolutely adoring the look of smudging a bit of the Rodin Olio Lusso Luxe Lipstick in Billie on the Bike into a little bit of balm. This lipstick is on the sheerer side anyway, but with the balm it turns into a beautiful berry stain. I'm definitely going to have to pick up another shade or two.
I love using a tinted balm on a day-to-day basis, and the Wander Beauty Beach Balm* is a new favorite. It's super lightweight on the lips and leaves a really pretty berry red stain on the lips. It adds a bit of life to the face for sure. They're not tinted balms, but the Nudestix Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm in Pulse and Lise Watier Fondant Lipstick in Jennifer certainly give that same kind of sheer, glossy effect. Pulse is the perfect plummy nude that gives the lips a little bit of definition and helps them look full and plumped - it's definitely a new favorite addition to a "no makeup" makeup look, and it actually looks beautiful on the cheeks as well. The Lise Watier Lipstick is one of the most comfortable lipsticks I've ever tried, and the shade Jennifer is the most perfect beige nude. I prefer lighter nudes to be on the sheerer side to allow my natural lip color to show through, so this is just perfect.
Sometimes though, I just want a gloss. I can't believe I forgot to include the Glossier Lip Gloss in these photos, but it's always a favorite for sure. I've also fallen back in love with the Nyx Butter Gloss in Angel Food Cake - I had given it to my sister a while ago, but I decided to take it back when she was looking to give it away recently. This gloss is one of my favorite formulas - my favorite from the drugstore for sure, and the color is the perfect "my lips but better" shade. There are so many shades in this line, so if this one's a little too mauve-y for you, I'm sure there's another one you'll like. My last option I always have available is the Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade. I still think I prefer the original Lip Glow, but this is a beautiful gloss nonetheless. It feels just as nourishing and a teeny bit minty like the original, but it doesn't change the color of your lips quite as much. It's still been an everyday favorite though.
What are your everyday lip products?