favorite lip gloss and balms for kissable lips
Lip gloss and balms serve three critical functions in our world. They persuade our winter-chapped-pouts to assume a velvety texture, aid in making the objects of our affection swoon and provide the platform for kissing our cohorts.
We’ve selected our favorite drugstore glosses and balms that satisfy the necessary prerequisites and add a zing of zesty flavor.
1. the balm enthusiast
Some senoritas are just not into gloss. Should you fit the description, Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil has your name all over it. This balm will give you Garden of Eden color with a pomegranate punch, but unisex enough for your men-folk to snatch it from your purse.
2. the gloss novice
If your vibe is more sun-kissed and beachy, A Kiss of Shimmer lip balm from Nivea will give your lips a sweet, dewy shimmer and a hint of berry flavor. If you’re not hip on a little sparkle, try A Kiss of Shimmer’s less shiny sister, A Kiss of Milk & Honey.
3. the hybrid
If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect balm/gloss hybrid, Maybelline Baby Lips comes in six assorted yummy flavors and provides color rich enough to flush your pout, but light enough for your man to survive a make-out session. Comparable to Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour but at a fraction of the cost.
4. the gloss boss
Offering radiant shimmer and loads of flavor – CoverGirl Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers Lip Gloss is absolutely peck-worthy Perfect for a first date when you may, or may not end the evening with a supple kiss. We’re crazy for Caramel Apple Splash, Lychee Splash and Berry Splash.
5. the grand daddy
You don’t have to be in junior high to carry a torch for Lip Smacker. While shaped like a balm, this product is nothing but a shimmery, glossy snack-worthy treasure. Basically, we want to eat the tube. If you’re going big, get the granddaddy, Coca-Cola Lip Smackers 8-pack for flavors like Orange Fanta, Barq’s Old Tyme Root Beer and Cherry Coca-Cola.
Women love the vibrant colors of lipstick, but men love a’ la natural girl. So, embrace a sheer lip balm and play up your eyes with a few extra swipes of mascara.