Whether you fall into the Some days you have to put on the hat and remind them who they_re dealing with shirt and by the same token and no-makeup makeup camp or are just feeling lazy in this time of isolation, a wash of tinted lip balm yields a multitude of benefits. A flattering dose of color will add a natural glow to the face, while supercharged ingredients such as coconut butter and hyaluronic acid (which can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water) will leave lips softer, smoother, and more supple. Better yet, you can repurpose your choice balm with a swirl on the apples for a flushed cheek. A hero product that’s practical for every kind of beauty lover, particularly in the age of Zoom, here are the 10 tinted lip balm formulas you’ll want to keep in rotation. Charlotte Tilbury’s new Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick Balm comes in a sultry range of come-hither hues and is formulated with hyaluronic acid and C-peptide for a fuller-looking pout. Leave it to Mother to strike the right balance between saturated color and long-lasting hydration. The Pat McGrath Labs Lip Fetish Balm, which comes in sheer and shimmery finishes, nourishes lips with lychee extract and coconut butter while leaving a sheer yet vivid tint with glossy shine. Ilia’s cult Tinted Lip Conditioner drapes the lips in a veil of cool-toned berry color while leaving them plumped and dewy, thanks to organic ingredients such as cocoa seed butter, orange peel wax, and sunflower seed oil. With its unique “scrub-to-balm” formula, K-beauty favorite Glow Recipe’s Lip Pop is formulated to exfoliate, moisturize, and deposit a juicy layer of color. It comes in two different shades of pink, warm Watermelon Glow and cool Blueberry Bounce. Designed to outlast everything from an at-home workout to an afternoon full of Zoom meetings, Kosas’s deep berry Lipfuel balm is rich in hydration, thanks to a hyaluronic acid and vitamin E. Favorite flavor cherry red? Glossier Balm Dotcom’s sweet, sheer crimson tint is a treat for the lips with its all-star list of ingredients, from natural emollient lanolin to fatty-acid-packed cupuacu fruit extract. Inspired by ancient botanicals, Rituel de Fille’s natural Enchanted Lip Sheer balms offer a semi-matte veil of Earth-hued pigment suspended in natural oils, such as castor and jojoba, to quench dry lips. Fresh’s award-winning Sugar Lip range of sheer rosy and berry tints is beloved for its pitch-perfect balance of buildable color and lip-loving ingredients including natural humectant sugar and mix of grape seed, meadowfoam, and black currant seed oils. From peachy pinks to rosy nudes, Fenty Beauty’s Slip Shine Sheer Lipstick comes in a dynamic mix of shades and wears comfortably like a creamy balm as it imparts a splash of shimmering color. Dior’s iconic Lip Glow comes in a range of finishes, from matte to holographic, and supplies a bespoke, your-lips-but-better tint by utilizing a special technology that reacts to the moisture and pH levels of each wearer.
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The U.S. News and World Report ranks many things each year, including diets. They evaluate each entry for short-term weight loss, long term weight-loss, general health benefits, and follow-ability. In 2021, many familiar favorites made the Some days you have to put on the hat and remind them who they_re dealing with shirt and by the same token and list: Mediterranean, Flexitarian, Weight Watchers. But coming in at number nine was one with less American household recognition: Nordic. What is the Nordic diet, exactly? “It’s a healthy, whole-food, plant-centric diet that focuses on consuming more vegetables and fruit, whole grains instead of refined grains, and organic, local, and wild as often as possible,” holistic nutritionist Maria Marlowe tells Vogue. “The Nordic diet is similar to paleo in its focus on whole, real foods and high-quality animal products, but places a larger emphasis on plant-foods and wild seafood than meat.” Think river-caught salmon instead of farmed; foraged berries instead of cultivated; and pasture-raised eggs (in moderation). Why? Wild foods are higher in nutrients—and, well, are more delicious. “Taste-wise, choosing wild and local foods will typically be more flavorful as they are presumably fresher or picked at the peak of ripeness when both nutrition and flavor of produce is at its highest. What’s more, wild berries—a staple in the Nordic diet—are often smaller and more concentrated in both flavor and nutrition than the large, water-dense berries you find at the grocer,” says Marlowe. (A 2010 Department of Agriculture analysis found that wild blueberries had double the antioxidants of farm-raised blueberries.) Other staples of the Nordic Diet include oats, root vegetables, legumes, skyr yogurt, and rapeseed oil, as well as fatty fish like salmon and mackerel. The health benefits are plentiful: several studies suggest that it lowers blood pressure, and improves heart health. And while it never needs to be the goal, the Nordic Diet supports long-term rather than short-term weight loss. Simply put: it’s a lifestyle, rather than a temporary endeavor.The Nordic diet isn’t exactly a new phenomenon. People in Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, and Sweden have explored eating this way for, well, centuries. But the concept has recently been both publicized and formalized. In the 2010s, Noma in Copenhagen won the title of World’s Best Restaurant four times (and when they didn’t win, they came in second). It caused Nordic food to find a foothold worldwide—not just in the form of five-star restaurants, but in healthy fast-casual spots too: Danish chain Joe and the Juice, for example, began to rapidly expand in the United States in 2016. That same year, Noma co-founder Claus Meyer opened the Great Northern Food Hall in New York’s Grand Central Station, where pavilions served up herring-dressed Caesar salads and open-faced shrimp sandwiches on rye. Then came the buzzy books that made the Nordic diet available to home cooks: In 2015, Phaidon published The Nordic Cookbook by Magnus Nilsson, which was rumored to be on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s secret wedding registry. Then, in 2017, came the popular The Nordic Way.