Lazy Girl Approved: Annabelle Lipsies Lip Balm

Lazy Girl Approved highlights long-lasting, goof-proof, fuss-free products that can fit into the most minimalist of regimens. If you consider yourself a low-maintenance beauty lover, these product reviews are for you!

Even the most low-maintenance among us counts lip balm as an essential, and the new Annabelle Lipsies Lip Balm ($4.95 at drugstores) gives this makeup bag staple a fruit-scented twist. It's a pretty fun throwback to my childhood days, when my lip products of choice were watermelon LipSmackers and cherry ChapStick. Shall we take a closer look?

What it is: A fruit-scented, tinted lip balm in jumbo crayon form.

Packaging-wise: The plastic twist-up crayon requires no sharpening and is decorated with drawings of fruit depicting the balm's flavour. Really, does it get any cuter?

Formula-wise: Lipsies deliver hydration, shine, and a hint of tint in one swipe, not to mention a yummy scent. They actually do moisturize effectively and have good slip; one application lasts about 2-3 hours and through my morning coffee. Available in 12 shades/flavours ranging from a lychee-flavoured nude to coral, pink, cherry red, and fuchsia, as well as a lime-flavoured clear option.

Lazy girls will like it because: Lipsies is one product to rule them all if you don't like fussing with multiple balms, glosses, and lip colours throughout the day. My fave is the cherry-flavoured red, which is sheer enough for daytime wear but pigmented enough to substitute for a traditional lipstick before happy hour or a dinner-and-a-movie date. No fussy application techniques necessary; it's as easy as drawing on your lips.

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