The Clinique Chubby Stick ($16, Clinique.com), a crayon-like lip balm, has officially scribbled its way into our hearts. These ultra-moisturizing sticks are ideal for summerthey don't melt in your purse and, although the colors look bright, they appear sheer. Perfect for a subtle color to warm your face!
Want a lip color that doesn't dry out the moment you apply it? That would be NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24, Narscosmetics.com). This lip crayon is highly pigmented, so it can be used as a lip pencil or stick. Although it's long-lasting, it has a very creamy texture, so it doesn't dry out your lips.
For the girl who loves a cream blush, we recommend Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint ($24, Sephora.com). This product is based off Tarte's awesome cream blush and is clinically proven to increase the moisture in your lips. It's not too pigmented, but it it lasts all day so you get a bang for your buck. It also smells like peppermintperfect for a post-date smooch!
Pixi may not be the most well-known makeup brand, but its lip crayons are certainly one of the best. What we like about Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm ($16, Target.com) is that it's designed to intensify your natural lip color. It's also void of all the bad stuffparabens, sulfates, triclosan etc.so you feel like you're giving your lips the love they deserve.
Topshop's Lip Stick ($14, Us.topshop.com) is one of the beauty world's best-kept secrets. Its name is somewhat deceiving because it's not a lipstick in the traditional sense. This chubby pencil is highly pigmented with a matte finish and, because it goes on so smoothly, you can toss it in your purse and apply it throughout the day without looking in a mirror. It's basically fool-proof!
Trying to stick to a beauty budget? No problem. Sonia Kashuk's Velvety Matte Lip Crayon ($7.60, Target.com) will give you the same highly pigmented, creamy look that some of the other brands will, without breaking the bank. For a gentle lip stain, dab this product on with your finger or swipe on directly for a bold look.
If you've seen Emma Stone or Olivia Wilde on the red carpet lately, you know how great their lips look. Their trick? Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain ($9, Ulta.com). This lip crayon has a gel formula that leaves you with super soft, super smooth lips. The colors aren't too intense, so you can wear it over a bold lipstick or wear it on it's own for flush of color .