Some women would never leave the house without mascara, for me it's a slick of lip gloss. Find out why this new lip oil is in Trudi Brewer's beauty bag.
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Oil, $20
It's not a lip gloss, although it looks like one. And it's not a balm, although it moisturises lips instantly. It's a 100 percent natural tinted lip oil.
What is it?
This oil contains 100 percent natural ingredients, and while it's not strictly a lip gloss it does feel like one once it's on your lips. Rather than the wax and silicone base most lip gloss is made from, this new oil is created from plant oils and earth derived pigments that leaves a weightless stain of colour on lips.
What's in it?
The ingredients are so pure you could eat them, which is handy because it tastes delicious. Coconut and meadowfoam seed oils are the heron hydrating ingredients, which is why there is no sticky residue. And the six shades from the softest coral to a cherry wine are created using mineral pigments.
How we use them?
They are so sheer on bare lips, but when applied over a lipstick you can get a creamy looking finish. They are also brilliant over a matte lipstick or lip liner to add some moisture when lips feel dry. Because they're weightless they just add a very natural-looking sheen rather than full on shine - I am hooked.
There are six sheer-coverage shades of Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Oil from left to right, Misted Plum, Rustling Rose, Crimson Breeze, Caramel Cloud, Showering Sunset, Whispering Orchid.
My favourite shade is Misted Plum.