The #ProductEmpties We Loved to the Last Drop
From new finds to longtime favorites, these are beauty products that our editors use until the bitter end (of the tube)
Without even thinking about it, I've reached for my trusty tube of Nivea's A Kiss of Care & Color in Sheer Berry, $4, so many times that I've worn it down to a nub. In fact, it wasn't until it was almost gone that I started thinking about what makes it so great -- because it's great in such an understated way.
At first glance, it seems like a basic balm. But the formula is incredibly moisturizing -- it feels silky on your lips, and that silkiness lasts for a long time. It also has the perfect amount of tint -- enough to make my pale lips look alive, but not so much that I need a mirror to apply it, which might explain why it's my go-to when I'm on the subway or in an elevator on my way to a meeting. It even smells lovely -- vaguely rose-like and powdery.
You see, sometimes basic is best -- and that's why I keep pulling this balm out of a pile of 699 other options. --Dawn Davis
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