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    I Love Fancy Tinted Lip Balm, But This Affordable One From ChapStick Is My Current Go-To

    TL;DR: It's the perfect neutral pink lip.

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    Guess who's back, back again with another product review? Only this time, with what I personally find to be my most surprising and ultimately satisfying review thus far. Why, you might ask? Because, unlike my beloved Beyond Yoga Spacedye Leggings and can't-live-without Calpak Luka Duffel, the product I'm introducing you to today is sold for a mega fraction of the cost. No, seriously, it's less than $5.

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    Go on, get excited. 

    The product in question? ChapStick's Total Hydration Moisture + Tint tinted lip balm — specifically in the shade Rose Petal. It's currently only $3.97 on Amazon, making it *that* much more of a steal.

    Now, if you're someone who carries ChapStick around on a daily basis and have for years, you might be wondering why I find this so surprising. Truth be told, it's because up until being sent this lip product in a mailer complete with every shade, I had never once considered making ChapStick a part of my everyday life.

    And y'all, I'm so happy I did. This tinted lip balm exceeded all of my expectations. It's hydrating, keeps my lips looking dewy, and imparts a natural rosy hue that none of my other tinted balms have been able to achieve.

    writer wearing the balm in Rose Petal
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    All too often, pink-tinted lip balms are too pale or too bright, either washing out my skin or making it look like I'm wearing an obvious lipstick. What I love so much about ChapStick's Total Hydration Moisture + Tint in Rose Petal is that it legitimately looks like my lips but better. Rosier, dewier, a teeny bit plumper — the whole shebang.

    Needless to say, it only took that first wear to completely sell me on the product. It left me so bewildered that I knew two things had to happen: It needed to be added to my bag of top lippies and I needed to know what was in it.

    Cosmetic bag filled with YSL Lipsticks and ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture + Tint in Rose Petal
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    It makes sense why I love it so much and why it never once has dried out my lips. According to the ChapStick website, Total Hydration Moisture + Tint is one of the ChapStick formulas formulated without petrolatum. Instead, it's ripe with sunflower seed oil, jojoba seed oil, coconut oil, and beeswax. On top of that, it features a mix of olive oil, rosehip seed oil, and raspberry seed oil. Which is ultimately to say, no wonder it looks so natural. It's one of ChapStick's more natural formulas. 

    Of course, I'm not the only one who has discovered the dreamy *magic* of ChapStick's tinted lip balms. Amazon, Target, and Ulta shoppers have, too!

    In other words, what are you waiting for? If you've been searching high and low for the perfect natural-looking tinted lip balm, you needn't look any further. Get the ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture + Tint Lip Balm for $3.97 (available in seven colors).

    writer holding ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture + Tint in Rose Petal
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    To snag the other ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture + Tint Lip Balm shades, visit the brand's site or head to Ulta or Target (just keep in mind that Target lists their shades individually, so you'll have to do a little searching). 

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