There seems to be a trend of glossy lip pencils in the beauty world lately. I just raved about Clinique's Chubby Sticks last week, and today I'm here to sing the praises of Tarte's LipSurgence natural lip lusters ($24 each). These twist-up sticks are just like Tarte's best-selling natural lip tints, except these provide a dose of shimmer and luster. The glosses are made without all those icky things we like to avoid in our beauty products -- parabens, phthalates, artificial fragrances -- and with awesome natural ingredients (like jojoba seed oil, vitamin C and E) that keep lips protected and moisturized.
The best part is that they contain peppermint oil, so they taste and smell like you've been smacking on a leftover candy cane from Christmas. Yummers.
LipSurgence natural lip lusters come in six easy-to-wear colors, like Pouty (berry), Frisky (bright pink), and Buff (nude). One swipe over the pucker will create a sheer shimmer, but apply more and it'll look like your mouth was hit with a glitter stick. Ke$ha would approve.