Whenever I'm tempted by a new makeup product launch, I want to know all the details from someone who's actually tried the product before adding it to my cart.
I wanna know the stuff you won't find in the product description: how does it feel on the skin? Does it actually last through lunch? Will the scent give me a migraine?
So, below, you'll find my detailed, honest thoughts on five S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G new makeup products you've been seeing all over Instagram.
Spoiler: they're really great, but let me tell you why they're so good.
1. Benefit California Kissin' ColorBalm.
THIS. Very good tinted lip balm alert!
Benefit California Kissin' ColorBalm is a shiny, nourishing, creamy lippie hybrid - comfy like a hydrating lip balm, yet pigmented like a high-shine lipstick.
Ingredients-wise, it's packed with hyaluronic acid and mango butter to keep your lips feeling hydrated while wearing (no crustiness here). The formula also smells delicious and comes in 12 highly-wearable shades. I'm wearing Ruby in the photo below.