It's that time of year: we need to make sure we're putting on the SPF and the hydrating products to battle the summer sun. Don't forget your lips! Lip balms with SPF are the best way to ensure your kisser stays soft (and cancer-free!), while soothing lip balms keep chapping at bay. Today, FCH is loving balms from two of our favorite lines: MAC Tendertones (SPF 12) and Bobbi Brown Tinted Lip Balm (no SPF).
Let's lead with SPF protection and a brand new (re-)release from MAC: Tendertones! These came out last summer and (thank goodness!) they're back. Lovin' 'em! They feature a very summery strawberry-kiwi scent and taste - YUM. Keep in mind- they may be colorful in the pot, but on most lips they leave a very sheer glossy sheen. Completely beach-worthy and great for the pool or outdoor picnics where you want a bit of gloss and a sheer tint, without stickiness or over-the-top color.
Now on to FCH's new obsession: Bobbi Brown Tinted Lip Balm. No, there's no SPF (bummer and big oversight!), but they're fabulously hydrating. And the color packs a bit of a wallop, all things considered - this is a balm, after all! This isn't a new product, but it's new to FCH and we're in love! I got one from Bobbi PR and wore it all day yesterday. AMAZING! A more in-depth review will follow and also include the two new metallic eye shadows, but for now suffice it to say I wore it all day yesterday and only reapplied thrice (after meals and drinks). That's a great track record for a balm! (And ps: the weighty metal case is sleek and sexy and not at all typical of lip balms - you could pull this out in the fanciest of crowds and not feel self-conscious about your lip balm addiction!).