Quickie: Touching Up with RMS Lip2Cheek and Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm


My skin is feeling really DRY today. It shouldn’t be because it was summer all weekend and it’s going to rain so the air is humid. It might have something to do with a matte foundation I tested. Anyway, it got me thinking that I need to stock a spray toner at my desk. Which got me looking at what beauty bits I do have at work… Here’s the thing, once I do my makeup in the morning I don’t touch up other than to put on lip balm or lip balm plus. Therefore, I just have a couple of items on my desk: First, a pot of RMS lip2cheek in Smile  ($36, 1.7 oz). While you can use it as a blush, I only use it on my lips. It’s a bright, happy color. I know the price may seem steep, but I think this little pot of goodness will last a long time. And the coconut butter in it is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial so bonus on that. Click here to read about the ingredients that RMS uses. (I love, love, love the RMS lip shines too—I have 3 of them. Read my review here.)

The texture of the RMS lip2cheek is drier than their lip shines, so I’ll often add a balm over it. A note on mixing lip colors: I used to be one of these people who was always on the hunt for the perfect nude,  pink or coral lipstick/gloss. I ever found it and always ended up mixing colors to suit me. I have stopped looking for the perfect anything and now embrace mixing and not just for color, but for finish too. I think Burt’s Bees lip tint in Tiger Lily, a warm nude, ($7) does the trick with Smile on both counts. It mellows out the color and adds a little shine and moisture. Each of these is lovely on its own or combined. The photo above shows (from left to right) the BB Tiger Lily Lip Tint, RMS Smile, and the two combined.