The Unlikely Secret to Cool-Girl Skin (Hint: It’s $3)

dewy skin tricks The Unlikely Secret to Cool Girl Skin (Hint: Its $3)


Ah, that elusive lit-from-within glow. We all want it, and we’ve all—at some point or another—tried to get it by slathering on glitter-filled products that promise a J.Lo glow but end up making us look like a disco ball, a Las Vegas showgirl, or an amalgamation of both. Not cute.

The truth is, there’s a good reason for craving a dewy look: It’s not only feminine and natural, but plump, hydrated skin is a marked sign of youth—something we all want at any age. The good news: You don’t have to be a 15-year-old model, have Jenny from the Block’s makeup artist on speed dial, or chug 100 liters of distilled water a day to get a glow-y visage. You just need a good lip product. Namely? Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil.

Yes, ladies, this $3 miracle product is one beauty obsessives swear by (trust me on this; I’m a starred Makeup Alley reviewer. No judgment.) when used on cheeks. Yes, really!

Why? Well, its subtle pink tint adds a just-off-the-treadmill flush to skin, while the natural oils give off a hard-to-replicate (and super-editorial) shine. Plus, it’s very thin, which means it sinks into skin, as opposed to resting on top like so many traditional highlighting products. And—another bonus—it’s not as sticky or as reflective as Vaseline, which is another favorite to get that cool-girl glow.

OK, enough talk: I insist you dig through your bag and find your Burt’s Bees lip balm right this second. Now swipe it across your cheeks.