Ina Garten reveals her favorite lip balm by Glossier

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Food Network star Ina Garten shook up Instagram on Thursday, Jan. 23 to share that she is a fan of Glossier lip balm. It wouldn’t be so startling if the Barefoot Contessa regularly posted her beauty routine or shared brands she’s a fan of, but nonetheless, she shared a photo of seven Glossier Balm Dotcoms and even revealed which one is her favorite. 

“Loved my visit today to @glossier !! Their collection of lip balm is – delicious! My favorite is birthday balm with a little glitter. Don’t we all need a little glitter after the holidays? ❤️❤️,” she wrote in her Instagram caption.

Glossier’s Balm Dotcom is a hydrating balm that, according to its product description, is “packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to nourish dry, chafed skin.” It’s made with natural ingredients like beeswax, castor oil and lanolin, which give it a thick, waxy texture that stays put but isn’t sticky. The product is also hypoallergenic and cruelty-free.

Shop: Original Balm Dotcom, $12

Credit: Glossier

The original Balm Dotcom is clear and fragrance-free and also works as a skin salve, meaning you can use it on everything from dry elbows to cuticles. Personally, I keep a tube of this on my desk. It’s great for the wintertime when the air in the office is especially dry!

Shop: Birthday Balm Dotcom, $12

Credit: Glossier

Balm Dotcom also comes in seven flavored varieties, some with pink, red, coral or berry tints. Garten’s self-proclaimed favorite, the Birthday Balm Dotcom, is clear but has a subtle shimmer. While Birthday will give your lips some shine, the rest of the line can make your lips look more naturally plump and hydrated, not overly glam.

Shop: Cherry Balm Dotcom, $12

Credit: Glossier

Garten appears to have visited Glossier HQ, where the direct-to-consumer beauty brand has a conference room named after her. Glossier founder and CEO Emily Weiss also posted a photo on IG confirming the meeting. Of course, several of Garten’s followers commented asking if the post was sponsored, but she confirmed that it wasn’t. “No! I never promote anything so I can just share what I love! xxxx,” she commented back.

So if you can’t make your own lip balm at home, store-bought is fine — especially if it’s Glossier. 

More recently, on Sunday, May 31, Glossier announced on its Instagram that it would be donating $500,000 to organizations focused on combatting racial injustice, as well as donating another $500,000 to Black-owned beauty businesses in the form of grants in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

“We’re inspired by so many in our community who are using their voices and making change. We see you and are with you,” the brand wrote in its post. “For those looking for ways to take action, you can find resources for engagement and education in our Stories.”

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