These Tinted Balms Keep Me From Looking Like A Deadbeat Beauty Editor

Clinique's Chubby Sticks were made for time-strapped sleepyheads like me.
Publish date:
March 11, 2013
lip glosses, clinique, lip balms

I'm not really a morning person. Given the chance to wake up early and look 100% fabulous upon arrival, I'd choose sleeping in an extra 20 minutes and look just OK. I mean, I will never leave the house without my brows filled in and blush swept on my cheeks, but sometimes I just don't feel like going all out.

However, I don't want to be a slob, which is why I hoard products in my purse that are easy to apply on the fly, without a mirror, and still give the impression of having my act together.

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms are a key product for my public transportation makeup application. The twist-up, tinted balms come in a variety of subtle shades that look pretty and natural, with the slightest bit of sheen.

My favourite is Super Strawberry, a rosy pink that matches the natural shade of my lips perfectly, but it makes them look better, like I was simply born with perfectly pink, slightly shiny lips. I'm manipulative, I know.

Oh, and if I'm really pressed for time, they make excellent cheek tints too. Crafty, right?

So tell me, do you prefer waking up at the crack of dawn to look perfect, or are you cool slapping on concealer on the bus? Or do you just not care at all? I want to know about your morning routines and the products you use to make them a little bit easier.