|MAC Tendertalk Lip Balms ($20 each) at Nordstrom|
MAC Tendertalk Lip Balms are the new "smart" lip balms by MAC. Housed in iridescent metallic packaging, these lip conditioners come in 5 sheer shades - they are lip balms, after all - but what sets these apart from the regular balms that most of us carry around in our bags is that the MAC version adds a unique tint to the lips based on each person's body chemistry. This isn't a new concept, and I have tried similar products from other brands, but I do like the feel of these lip balms, and the MAC Tendertalk lip balms come in soft, pretty colors that seem perfect for the sheer glossy lip look that seems to be one of the trends this summer. Scroll on for swatches.
|MAC Tendertalk Lip Balms - Swatches |
Teddy Pink - Sheer bright pink
Play With Me - Sheer red
Side Dish - Sheer plum
Pretty Me Up - Sheer coral
Candy Wrapped - Sheer pink
|MAC Tendertalk Lip Balm Collection - Swatches |
Teddy Pink - Play With Me - Side Dish - Pretty Me Up - Candy Wrapped
MAC Tendertalk lip balms offer very sheer washes of color, and the swatches above are what shows up after a generous amount of layering. The color is barely visible on initial application but deepens in a bit and the tint starts to show up. Of course, on pigmented lips like mine, this would take quite a bit of close-up observation to be noticed at all, but I do think tinted lip balms like these are great for when you don't really want to put on makeup but don't want go out with just a moisturizer and sunscreen.
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