My sister had recommended the Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm to me long before Birchbox sent me a sample, but I hadn't bought my own until I got one from Birchbox. I understand what she was raving about though.
This is such an easy way to get a splash of color without the same commitment as lipstick. I'm really bad at putting on lipstick, so if I try to wear lipstick for a day I end up spending a lot of time in the bathroom trying to nicely reapply, or I forget entirely and end up with half-colored lips by the time my day's over.
With this Tinted Lip Balm I can put it on without thinking so hard, and it goes on smoothly and evenly. It's such a subtle color that it's okay if I mess up, but also a bright enough color that I get compliments and feel like I'm doing something a little extra. I love it.