Summer Must: New Fave SPF Lip Colour

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Lips and SPF

Few things spark summer outrage in me more than a sunburned mouth. Delicate lips + shine = easy burn. (Hazardous if you're prone to cold-sores -- some are triggered by UV radiation, says Dr. Kevin Sliwowicz, a Toronto-based physician.) Therefore pretty shades and adorable packaging aren't enough when it comes to lip colour, especially in UV-intense times. Whether gloss or lip balm, a decent dose of SPF is a must, unless you're good at layering an SPF balm on first (but who bothers with two steps most of the time?). And of course I like a bigger number -- 20 vs 15.

MAC Hey Sailor summer collection 2012

This summer, my always-in-my-purse Maybelline NY Baby Lips Lip Balm SPF 20 has three new friends in MAC's ridiculously irresistable Hey Sailor! Collection.

MAC Hey Sailor Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm

See? Adorable -- even more so because the UV protection make MAC Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm ($19 each, maccosmetics.com) worthy of acquisition, ASAP. Yes, in all three shades.

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Gorgeous and sheer, Suntints also win because they're moisturizing balms.

MAC Hey Sailor Suntint SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm in Abalone

Abalone

MAC Hey Sailor Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm in Sea Mist

Sea Mist

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Au Rosé

Okay, confess: how many of you already have these? Or at least a handful of Maybelline Baby Lips SPF 20?

Photos via Fujifilm Finepix F770EXR ($379.99, fujifilm.ca).