The awkward season between the holidays and the first hints of spring are tricky when it comes to makeup.  Going too dark with eyes or lips this time of year can tend to drab you down or wash you right out.  On the other hand, you don't want your face to look like a luau in the middle of January. I have been LOVING Benefit's "PosieTint" - it is the perfect warm, soft pink that will brighten up your face while still being super appropriate for winter weather. You can go one coat, or layer to build stronger color.  Think cozy knee socks, oversized cable knits, and a hot cup of tea!

Benefit PosieTint

Sam in Posietint

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LULA's Picks - Best Everyday Lip Products

Everyday Lip Favorites


I don't know about you, but I have to have something on my lips during the day, no matter what I'm doing.  Nothing is worse than licking your lips, realizing you need a little moisture, and not being able to find any lipstuff in your bag/car/pockets.  Frantic searching ensues, and then you resign to just nabbing whatever they have in the grocery store check-out line.  Over the years, I've purchased my fair share of emergency lip things, and these are my tried and true favorites for everyday lip moisture - small enough to fit in your pocket but potent enough to ward away constant lip-licking and a chapped, flaky pout.  Happy smiling!

1 // Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm

soft, sheer moisture with a pop of light color

2 // Minted Rose Lip Balm

a very hydrating formula that smells amazing (and it doesn't hurt that it comes in this lovely tin as well)

3 // Vaseline

my favorite tool for chapped lips, dry nose, or dry cuticles.

4 // EOS Lip Balm in Lemon Drop with SPF 15

easy to find in your purse because of the fun and unusual shape, smells amazing, with SPF - no more burnt lips!

5 // Benetint Rose Tinted Lip Stain

I put this on in the morning for a deeper hint of lip color, and top it off with another essential - like the C.O. Bigelow Mentha

6 // Hoola Ultra Plush Shimmering Lip Gloss

when you're looking for more of a glossy look, this nude color is so flattering and subtle

7 // C.O. Bigelow Mentha Ultra Lip Shine 

smells amazing, feels amazing, looks like MAC's Lipglass at a fraction of the cost