I am not, nor have I ever been a lipstick person. It just always seemed like I could never find the right shade and if I did wear lipstick it ended up on everything!!! As soon as I started planning my wedding, I knew that I would not being wearing lipstick. Can you just imagine my brand new husband walking back down the aisle after our first kiss as man and wife with lipstick all over his smile??? Um, I'm gonna go ahead and answer no. I don't have anything against lipstick, but it's just not for me. I don't want to offend anyone with this post. I'm just trying to provide an another option.
I actually got a couple of the Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers for Christmas, Caramel and Fig. I was a little wary at first because the colors look intense in the tube, but after trying them out I grew to love them. Basically, they are a soothing chapstick, with color. I love that my lips are being moisturized and look nice. Plus, they have a minty feel to them, and I love mint!!! A lot.
Of course, you probably know that Burt's Bees is 100% natural and all that jazz. You can pick them up at your drug store or buy them on line. Here are swatches of the colors I have.
I found that a base of "Caramel" and then just a light dab of the "Fig" produces the best color for me. Since I never wear lipstick, I needed a more subtle color that was still noticable and this works awesome! And it is subtle enough not to be noticable on the lips of my FH. Everybody wins!!
- BB Lip Shimmers, 2 ct: Free* (Thanks Mom!)
*$5.00 online but maybe cheaper in your drugstore.