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When it comes to your most-reached-for formulas, do you lighten up in the heat?
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Dior Addict Milky Tint in 286 Milky Plum review

Note too self: push stray strands of hair off face when selfie-ing.

The Lipstick League's question of the week is this: We love our liquid lipsticks, but what are some of your favourite lighter-formula lip products (sheer lipsticks, glosses, tints, stains, balms) for summer? 

I love sheer gloss for summer – and sheer lipstick, tints, stains, tinted balms, and liquid and matte lipstick too. Yet this question makes me feel a bit forlorn: since my ouchy lip mishap from this past March, I've allowed myself to use just plain, derm-approved lip balm almost exclusively. Almost.

Several times in the last three weeks, I've used lip balm with SPF on account I've been in St. Maarten with family and enjoyed a few beach-exposure days.

But this girl cannot live with lip balm alone, so of course I snuck a pretty gloss into my bag when I left Toronto: Dior Addict Milky Tint in 286 Milky Plum, from the Dior Summer Milky Dots collection

Dior Addict Milky Tint in 286 Milky Plum swatched on lips

Dior Addict Milky Tint in 286 Milky Plum

I love the sweetly muted shade, and the formula is emollient and comfortable. The finish is shiny when first applied, and softens a bit after a while.

My lips are still a little upset, but occasional wear of this Milky Tint in Milky Plum doesn't seem to hurt. Yay!

Here's what the Lipstick League is talking about right now

Here's what the Lipstick League is talking about right now

Blushing Noir  The new lipsticks from MAC are Bangin’ Brilliant!

Clumps of Mascara  KBShimmer has some of the best polishes in the game. Brittney's so in love with this newest collection. You’ll probably want them all. She apologizes in advance.

EauMG  Victoria tried a new beach-inspired perfume by an all-natural indie brand that smells like never-ending summer.

Gouldylox  Kelly fell down the rabbit hole of new lipstick formulas and picked four favourites. Her choices might surprise you…

My Beauty Bunny  Beauty, fashion, decor and more, the latest FabFitFun box is a carefully curated slice of summer! Let’s see What’s in the 2016 FabFitFun Summer Box!

My Newest Addiction  Laura loves the Fab Fit Fun Summer box and she's sharing a coupon code that gets you $10 off!

Nouveau Cheap  If you’re wondering if there are any good beauty sales for the 4th of July weekend, the answer is YES! Click right here for G's round-up (she's updating regularly through the weekend as more deals hit her desk)!

Olive & Ivy  Sun Bum’s products literally smell like summer. You know, that deliciously tropical coconut-y smell reminiscent of beach days and hanging out by the pool? Here’s what you HAVE to try!

Phyrra  Courtney has a DIY video for you: How to Press Loose Powder Foundation. The secret ingredient may surprise you!

Prime Beauty tells you about the new bareMinerals GEN NUDE collection – there’s a nude shade for everyone! Don’t be afraid to go nude!

we heart this  Imagine if you will, a matte bronzer that leaves a tan behind. Is it a dream? Nope, it’s reality!

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So, what lip-colour formulas do you like best for summer? What have you been wearing most this season?

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