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Keep it Sheer: Very Wearable Lip Color

I’m a big lipstick fan. I love rich, bold colors no matter what time of year it is.

And after wearing lipstick nearly every day for the past few years, I thought it was time to venture down another path.

I wanted something to wear that was a little bit more sheer, but offered some color. Plain lip balm isn’t enough for my pale skin.

So I started looking around, and found a multitude of sheer lip balms that offer hydration as well as a subtle wash of color. I even found that a lot of them are layer-able if you love the shade and ever want something a bit more opaque.

If you are an “I wear lipstick everyday” kind of gal like me, I’d challenge you to give a sheer lip balm a shot. It’s nice for a casual day, or just for a change up from the usual.

  • Sheer Color To Keep Your Lips Moisturized! 1 of 6
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    I love YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in Tangy Mandarine. It's a soft orange that is the perfect sheer lip color for everyday.

    Buy it at Sephora for $32

  • YSL Volupte Sheer Candy 2 of 6
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    YSL makes very luxurious makeup products, and even their sheer lip balm feels like a million bucks on your lips. The formula is light, shiny, and delivers the perfect hint of color.

    Buy it at Sephora for $32

  • Maybelline Color Whisper 3 of 6
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    A lovely sheer lip balm that will give your lips color, a bit of depth, and plenty of shine.

    Buy it at Target for $5

  • Benefit Cha Cha Tint 4 of 6
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    This stain can be used on lips or cheeks! On lips, it stains them a pretty mango color without leaving any heavy "lipstick" feeling behind.

    Buy it at Sephora for $30

  • Dior Addict Lip Glow 5 of 6
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    Not only is this a really hydrating balm, but the product itself is very cool too. The formula reacts to the chemistry of your lips to turn the perfectly unique shade of subtle pink.

    Buy it at Sephora for $32

  • L’Oreal Color Riche Balm 6 of 6
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    This is a great option for really dry lips. It will hydrate and leave a moisturizing layer of protection, along with a hint of color.

    Buy it at Target for $5.99

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