#BigLipstickEnergy: The 3 Lip Products I'm Obsessed With Right Now

"What lip is that?" A professional lipstick critic reveals all.

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Design By Morgan McMullen

I'm a serial lipstick dater. So many lip products slide onto my desk. Some I double-tap and have all the heart eyes for. Others I ghost and leave on seen. This is #BigLipstickEnergy, an honest breakdown of how I feel about the latest lip launches. Read on for the three lipstick flings I'm keeping in rotation for now. Next week, I'll have a new roster.

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Multitasking Makeup Magic
Benefit Tinted Cheek & Lip Stain
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Benefit Cosmetics nordstrom.com
$18.00

THE DETAILS: 

Multitasking makeup products, like this lip and cheek tint, will save you so much time. It has a liquid formula, which makes blending feel like a breeze, and dries down to a long-lasting stain. You can layer it onto your lips to build up the color, and use the doe-foot applicator to tap it on to your cheeks then blend with your fingers for a natural flush. 

WHY I'M OBSESSED: 

Give me one less thing to think about in the morning and I'm hooked. This two-in-one saves me when I'm rushing and need to get my makeup routine over with fast. Here's a little secret: I use this product on my lips, cheeks, and eyes. Because monochromatic makeup is the future, and a lazy girl's dream. I love its popsicle, blotted look on my lips. The bright cherry shade feels happy on my cheeks, and creates the perfect flush. As for my eyes, I use the applicator to smear a bit on my ring finger to warm it up, then glide it onto each lid. This shade is seriously smudge-proof, so it doesn't crease all day. 

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A Minimalistic Lip & Cheek Glow
Luxury Lip & Cheek Oil in Berry Baci
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Rodin nordstrom.com
$35.00

THE DETAILS: 

I'm sure you spot a patten here. Time has been of the essence for me lately, so two-in-one products have all my attention at the moment. Made of healthy botanical-based ingredients, this lip and cheek oil has a touchably soft texture with understated color. Each sheer shade has a barely-there effect that minimalists will love. Blend it onto your cheeks, or anywhere on your face, for a hint of color and a glow.

WHY I'M OBSESSED:  

I was 100-percent influenced by this Instagram video of supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wearing this lip oil. Initially, I was charmed by the adorable pup on the packaging, which is a representation of the brand's devotion to animals and being cruelty-free. After trying it, I loved the blotted berry hue. I'm admittedly in love with glowing, at all times, and I blended this on top of my cheeks (I had on liquid foundation) and love the subtle sheen.  

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To Make Your Lips Softer Than a Baby's Bottom
Silk Slip Conditioning Lip Oil
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Versed target.com
$9.99

THE DETAILS: 

Ever found yourself reaching for your lip balm obsessively because your lips still feel dry? Ugh, the worst. This $10 lip oil will erase all your dry lip probs because lip oils absorb slower than balms. Made with an impressive lineup of jojoba, camellia, sesame and sunflower seed oils, and vitamin E, this will intensely hydrate your lips.  

WHY I'M OBSESSED: 

I can't stand the feeling of chapped lips, or a balm that doesn't do its job. I was shook by how silky and plush my lips felt two hours after applying this. I'd compare it to my lips falling into the softest bed with satin sheets. If you like more of a lightweight texture, you'll appreciate how not thick this oil feels. I'm officially a lip oil convert. 

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