Although my love for beauty products started early — I was seven — I was late to the lipstick party, always favoring shiny, glittery lip glosses in pops of bright colors.
In middle school, I remember hoarding Bonne Bell lip balms in flavors good enough to eat. From there, I went on to MAC Cosmetics' cult-favorite, Lip Glass. Even when one exploded in my backpack, I never turned on my beloved lip glosses.
To me, lipstick was designated for my grandma. It was always red, and always on her front teeth. What's the fun in that for a beauty-junkie like me?
Well friends, I hate to say it, but times have changed. My latest lip product obsession and must-have this spring is not a lip gloss. It's Pixi Beauty's Tinted Brilliance Balm ($16).
Infused with shea butter and other lip-smoothing ingredients, Pixi's balms are moisturizing enough to feel like my old-school chapstick, but glide on and supply color like a lipstick. These creamy all-in-one lip treatments are the only product you will need all spring!
Available in seven long-lasting shades and at a wallet-friendly cost, it's hard to choose just one!
Lindsay Leff is a beauty industry veteran who created Kiss and Wear to showcase her favorite products, dissect celebrity beauty looks, and teach others how to live with style.