Lipstick is definitely a non essential item in my make-up bag. Unlike foundation and spot covering concealers, I could live without lipstick. Could - but don't - well sometimes. Some days Vaseline or Carmex do the trick. Other days a lip butter, lipstick or lip balm might tickle my fancy. As always, it just depends on what kind of (lippie) mood I'm in at the time.
When I indulge in something far fancier than Carmex, but still want moisturised lips - I usually go for these two products:
Clinique - 'Pink-A-Boo' (Butter shine lipstick)
Revlon - 'Raspberry Pie' (ColourBurst lip butter)
Sometimes it's nice to have Pretty In Pink lips, especially in Spring - keeping a memento of these gorgeous colours in 'kiss print' is also quite nice and very acceptable! Right?