While in NYC (back in April!) I visited the Times Square Sephora and fell in love with the Laura Mercier Hydratint SPF15 in Crimson Tint. Of course, it was the only one completely sold out. After awhile I got smart and ordered it online. It's the perfect, sheer Summer red to keep you looking glam at the beach or on the boardwalk.
What Sephora says about Laura Mercier Hydratint SPF 15:
What it is:
A multipurpose lip balm combining long-lasting moisture, SPF protection, and sheer natural color.
What it does:
Laura Mercier HydraTint SPF 15 is a multipurpose lip balm combining long-lasting moisture, SPF protection and sheer natural color. Formulated with mint and orange for breath-freshening flavor, it adds a hint of color for the perfect flawless lip. Lips are instantly soothed with ultra-emollient shea butter, grapeseed oil, and green tea extract. Fortified with SPF 15, HydraTint SPF 15 shields lips from everyday aggressors with broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection and is enriched with Laura Mercier's exclusive Lip Complex to keeps lips soft and supple throughout the day.
What else you need to know:
Crimson Tint (natural red) is a lovely sheer cherry red. Color can be layered to build intensity, but watch as you apply. With the Crimson being a bold tint it can look uneven if you're not careful.
The Hydratint is moisturizing without being goopy or sticky. The SPF within the tint protects the lips for several hours, but make sure to keep it on hand so you can reapply - especially if you're eating and drinking.