When the sun starts dialling up the temperature of your face and your purse (and your car), sticky, goopy glosses are as unappealing as dry-as-the-Sahara stains. The antidote: a balm-lipstick hybrid. These multi-taskers impart intense colour along with subtle shine, all the while conditioning, hydrating and smoothing. Glamourpusses will also appreciate their chic bullet casings, which are as unlike a pot of Carmex as it gets.
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Dior Addict Lip Balm in 003, $35 at Sephora ( www.sephora.com).
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Lollipop, $9.50 at drugstores across Canada.
Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Balm in Crystal Coral, $27 at Clarins counters across Canada or through www.clarins.ca.
Sephora Hot Hues Neon Lip Balm in Hot Pink, $12 at Sephora.
L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Le Balm in Pink Satin, $9.99 at drugstores across Canada.