Let’s face it, you like to keep your options open. You’re the girl who orders something different every time she steps into a Starbucks, never wears the same outfit twice and changes hairstyles with the seasons. Hey, variety is the spice of life, right? And, when it comes to your lipstick, you’re not one to dive right into a bold new color trend. Oh no, you like to dip your feet in that lipstick pool and see if the water is fine first! We get it, and want to cater to your commitment-phobic tendencies by introducing you to the lip products that will give you great color without tying you down.

Lip Products for Commitment Phobes

Lip Balms

A bright, tinted lip balm is a great way to give your pout a pop of color without committing to long-term use. First of all, they average at about $5 a pop  so you can stock up on multiple colors if you can’t decide on just one. This is great for the girl who loves a little variety in her life. Lip balms are also great for testing a shade (like coral or fuchsia) before committing to a lipstick shade. If you really want to keep your lips vibrant and healthy, try a lip balm that delivers color and nutrients.

Product Recommendations: Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue in Soothing Sorbet, L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm Pop in Caring Coral, The Body Shop Born Lippy Stick Pomegranate

Cheek & Lip Stains

Who doesn’t love a twofer? The beauty of a cheek/lip combo is that you’re not committed to using the product only on your lips. If you dislike the shade as a lip product, you can use it on your cheeks instead. No harm, no foul! Also, most lip stains allow for buildable color, so you can go as bright or as light as you want as you experiment with your lip hue.

Product Recommendations: YSL Kiss and Blush in Rouge Enfrontee, The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in Rose Pink

Sheer Lipsticks

If you want to test-drive a lip color, go for the lighter version! Sheer lipsticks are perfect for courting a lip color while still seeing other people lip products. Try a soft, sheer lipstick that will still give you a pop of color without going full-blown bold. You may find this taste of color may make you want more or you may be just fine with the softer version.

Product Recommendations: Giorgio Armani Rouge D’ Armani Sheer Lipstick in #302, L’Absolu Rouge Sheer in #510 Brise Rosee, em Michelle Phan Lip Gallery Creamy Color Sheer Lipstick

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