Ten or Less: CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm

It’s fair to say that 2011 is going down in the beauty books as the “year of the hybrid lipstick.” No longer is a tube of lipstick a tube of lipstick. Case in point: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine and the new Dior Addict Lipstick, two formulas that we absolutely love. But nothing beats the satisfaction of finding something of this nature for under $7, ala CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm. They’re everything you think they’re not: sheer, moisturizing and an incredibly great bargain beauty buy!

L-R: Tulip, Sandstone, Coral, Hibiscus, Spice

The NatureLuxe Gloss Balms are like candy to me! Every time I go to Target, I seem to acquire a new one. I love the scent — it’s really subtle, but sort of sweet. The formula contains mango and shea butters, as well as SPF 15.

L-R: Tulip, Sandstone, Coral, Hibiscus, Spice

I’ve found a favorite in the Coral, but Hibiscus is a close runner up. The range of colors is pretty impressive, and try as you might, you won’t find one that doesn’t look good on. Trust me, I’m working on it! That’s the beauty of the sheer formula.