Summer, to me, is exponentially more enjoyable with a fuss-free beauty routine. That means sunscreen, tube mascara, waterproof brows, and a sheer balm on the lips that can be reapplied without a mirror.
These balms come in bullet form, in the most wonderfully designed cardboard tubes. Each colour in the collection features a different summery design, with mid-century-inspired bathers and graphic motifs illustrated by Lou Taylor. The packaging is so striking and adorable, I found myself trying to decide on a design rather than a colour!
I love an easy-to-wear orange, so I went with Sangria Orange. The sheer formula is extremely hydrating, with ingredients like shea butter, vitamin E, and jojoba seed oil. It feels light and comfortable on the lips, with a slip you’d expect from a balm. Since it is a balm it’s not a long-wearing formula, but it wore off very nicely; the pigment didn’t get trapped in chapped areas or stain any part of my lips. Reapplying is absolutely effortless.
It’s a tad pricey at $14 a pop, but I appreciate the adorable, collectible packaging and the simple, quality ingredients.
I’m smitten, and compelled to collect a few more. I think I might try Black Cherry next.