At the beginning of the pandemic I stopped wearing lipstick. More than three years later I haven’t looked back. This surprises me because I used to thoroughly enjoy wearing light shades of lipstick. Now I stick to tinted lip balm, and occasionally a very light gloss. I simply prefer the subtlety of the look and texture of these products. It’s almost lipstick. Polished, yet barely there.

Some of my clients feel the same way, and these are their favourite products for creating natural looking, but defined lips. They enrich the natural colour of your lips and add some shine. For the Dior Addict Lip Glow Balm and Lancôme Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss, you’ll need to select the right colour to match your lips. Clinique’s Black Honey can look natural on some lips, and dark on others. My favourite is Blistex Lip Vibrance, and that’s what I use 99% of the time. It’s moisturizing, adds a hint of colour, and looks very natural.

Feel free to share your almost lipstick suggestions in the comments section below.