I asked my best friend during a night out recently, “Are my lips okay?” To which she responded, “They’re fine but they’re not shiny anymore. Your lips are always shiny.” I admit it--I live for a good glossy sheen, whether worn alone for day or over lipstick for evening. OFRA’s Mocha Lipgloss fits the bill perfectly. With its pink/brown tint that complements my own brown pigment with red undertones, coupled with its sheer application, it is excellent for blending. And it has protective filters against the sun and restorative properties by way of anti-oxidants. Um, bonus!

Snag this beauty staple for yourself (if you’re already a COCOTIQUE subscriber, you’ll get it inside your August Box. Not a subscriber? Sign up now). It’s one that you’ll find yourself constantly tossing in your bag for quick touch-ups or that last minute event.

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Kim Jackson is a Baltimore-based blogger, marketing specialist, social media consultant and writer. She has written style and beauty posts for websites including Curly Nikki, the 'Fro Fashion Week blog, Madame Noire and Carol's Daughter's Transitioning Movement. You can find her regularly writing tips for living a healthy, style-savvy and well-organized life at her site, Pish Posh Perfect.