In honor of National Lipstick Day, I thought I would write a post about the array of lipsticks that are currently accumulating in my purse.

So, I have a confession to make… for as much as I am thought of as a “Lipstick Lesbian”, I rarely ever wear actual lipstick.  I find most lipsticks leave my lips dry and cracking.  And though I own many shades, they usually end up living in my makeup abyss.

Instead, I usually opt for tinted Lip Balms or glosses.  Here are a few of the shades I’m most likely to be puckering up to…

luxelipmagentaJulep’s Luxe Lip in Sheer Magenta $24.00

“Enriched with natural ingredients that soothe, hydrate, and plump lips, this silky-smooth treatment delivers major moisture with a hint of tint. The cooling tip soothes lips and boosts microcirculation.”

Want a tip?  Apply liberally before bed for an intensive overnight treatment. Your lips will absorb the moisture while you sleep. and you’ll wake up with a full, lovely pout.

Nivea A Kiss of Cherry Fruity Lip Care $2.99


So, I may be a little biased on this one, because I am still using the original formula.  What is great about this is that you get the color of a sheer, lipstick, with a hint of sparkle and shine…Plus sunscreen.

Recently, I have read that Nivea has released a new version, minus the sunscreen.  If this is true, that is definitely a sad tid bit.  Hopefully its just an ugly rumor…

And last, but certainly not least…


NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm in Garnet Gala $2.99 (Though, I have occasionally snagged this “sweet” gloss at my local Dollar Tree!!!)

” APPLELICIOUS lip balm delivers color, shine and moisture in one single swipe! Color is fun and fruity and with a hidden apple core of care it’s also delightfully moist. The apple-shaped core reinforces the moisturizing properties of the rest of the balm and gives your lips a healthier look!”