The Five Levels Of Lip Balm


Lip balm is lip balm is lip balm is lip balm, right? An essential—but so ubiquitous that surely there shouldn't be that much to say that hasn't already been said. Think again, fair reader! Over the past few weeks, we've received nearly 500 combined comments on this very topic, suggesting two things. 1) We don't talk about lip balm enough. And 2) maybe you'd forgive us this one last story on the topic. At least for now.

Sometimes you stumble across a reader comment so cogent, so impactful, you can't help but think of it and only it for days, weeks, years to come. We suspect these will be one of those:

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It’s simply too accurate, too satisfying, too well-organized to dismiss. It was almost immediately confirmed by one Glossier staffer, Sam Sonntag, who quickly shared this important photo update with us; please see above. Godspeed to both @Julia and Sam. Thank you for sharing.

Photo via Sam Sonntag.