Matte dramatic lip colours will always have a place in my heart, but lately I've been wearing lipstick-balm hybrids on a near daily basis. They provide just the right amount of colour to wake up a tired face, moisturize all day long, and are office-appropriate to boot.
For all these reasons, two similar products at two different price points have been in heavy rotation lately. Cult favourite Clinique Chubby Sticks ($19) deliver on moisture and colour thanks to the mango and shea butters in the formula. For about half the price, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable balm stain (available at London Drugs) will do the same (although the formula is a tad less moisturizing than Clinique's). Both are thick retractable crayons that don't require sharpening. Both are incredibly fun to put on and don't require a mirror. Now the difficult part is, which one to choose?