Lipsticks are like the shoes of the makeup world. They're easy to put on and instantly make an outfit. So after happily wearing my fuschia balm stain all summer and enjoying the power of the hot pink pucker, I was ready for a new shade when I felt autumn approaching.
I wanted to go in a completely different direction and as my 4-year-old played with nail polishes at Whole Foods, I quickly scanned the lip items. I narrowed it down to a few brands that come in a stick and I settled on Mineral Fusion Sheer Moisture Lip Tint in Flicker. It's a soft pink that's a bit deeper than my own natural lip color and it goes on smooth with just the right amount of slip.
It's moisturizing, stays on and has a pleasant taste. At $10 it's an easy bet I will be going back for more shades. The only negative is the cap is not strong. It broke almost immediately in my pocket. (Yes, I carry my lipsticks in my pocket most of the time, and they should be able to withstand body heat and being somewhat battered by keys.)
This lip tint passes most of my tests with flying colors. Bonus points for being vegetarian, gluten free, cruelty free, and having no artificial colors. Available at Whole Foods and mineralfusion.com