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Today's pick comes from Racked Chicago associate editor Zara Husaini.
Tarte Lipsurgence matte lip tint in Fiery, $24 at TarteCosmetics.com
While some girls rely on mascara to look more awake in the morning, I prefer coffee. Which is all well and good, except for the fact that my makeup repertoire is usually limited to a swipe of Burts Bees and my hands are always shaky.
That's why I've wholeheartedly embraced this Tarte Lipsurgence crayon. Regular red lipsticks often make me look a hot damn mess (shaky hands, you know) unless I exfoliate my dry lips before applying and wipe out-of-the-line smudges after. But this lip crayon pretty much foolproof—a one-step bold lip that's perfect for beginners. The moisturizing formula doesn't tug on even the most parched lips, the chubby crayon construction makes staying within the lipline a breeze, the minty scent freshens breath, and the color itself is great. It's not obnoxiously bright and the matte formula is without any hint of shine. This crayon is the perfect thing to toss in your bag for those days when a day at the office blends into a night out—and the packaging is pretty adorable.
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