July 27th, 2009

Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer

I’m one of those women who, like Max Factor said, feel undressed if I go out in public without lipstick. When I’m rushed, I just dash on some lip goo and go: it’s my “3-second face.” I may not have eyebrows (I’m very fair and looked like a shaved albino without a little judicious use of eyebrow pencil), I may not have cheekbones, but at least I’ve got my lips on! In summer I want something lighter than the creamy lipsticks of winter, and Burt Bee’s Lip Shimmer is my current favorite. It’s basically a tinted lip balm, sheer with just a hint of shine. It doesn’t have a lot of staying power, but to me that’s okay. I like to reapply, and have yet to find a “long-lasting” lipstick that doesn’t feel dry. Burt Bee’s also makes a lip gloss which I haven’t tried; I’ll leave that to the younger set.

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