While a bold red lip never goes out of style, this season is all about nude lips. For low-maintenance beauties that like to try new trends without breaking the bank, this is the perfect solution. Unlike traditional lip balms, this formula has a creamy texture with a silk-like finish in six universally flattering shades. I sampled three shades from the collection: Caring Coral #418, Nourishing Nude #818 and Caramel Comfort #819. These tubes have a slick moisturizing effect compared to other similar drugstore balms and I was really impressed with how smooth my lips felt all day—even after the color has faded. The packaging is chic too—a gold interlocking angled tube with a transparent lid. Caring Coral is my favorite out of the three I tried because it gave my lips a soft glow. I typically associate coral as a spring and summer shade so I was pleasantly surprised with this hue. I’m also thinking about making a drugstore dash this weekend to try Plush Plum, probably the most pigmented shade of the fall collection. Have you tried these lip balms? Do you have a favorite shade?
L’Oreal Color Riche Balm, $7.99 each