Last night at the Independent Fashion Bloggers conference, I not only met a bunch of AH-MAZING fashion writers and got great tips on writing, but I also picked up a nugget of a beauty item: Benefit’s Benetint Lip Balm. Now, I have to admit, when I first opened the jar, I was put off by the red color-I just couldn’t see it working on me.

But once I got on the train home, I played with it, and it came out a surprising sheer! It left my lips looking perfectly glossed and lightly berry stained. See for yourself:

I’m never putting this lip balm down. And with the added perk of SPF 15-it’s just become my new makeup bag staple.

Benetint Lip Balm SPF 15, $20, Sephora