I admit it. I’m a Brite Smile junkie. I go every two years and get my teeth whitened, and every time, I gaze at the before-and-after pictures in total amazement: the treatment always manages to lift my teeth from Diet Coke—stained yellow into a world of glorious near-white.
So I was doubly excited when Tarte, makers of the fabulous double-ended Supergloss, came out with the Enbrightenment lip gloss pen. It’s a dual-ended product with a Brite Smile Whitening Pen on one side and a pretty, cherry-colored gloss on the other side. I’ve been using Brite Smile’s Whitening Pen for years – it’s a great tool for maintaining bleaching treatments, and worth a tryout for anyone who wants to give their teeth a brightening boost. Just open it and use it to paint your teeth, and you should see results within a few applications.
The lip gloss is chock full of natural ingredients, including extracts of goji berries, pomegranates, acai berries, acerola, and maracuja fruit, that claim to rejuvenate lips and erase signs of aging. The gloss doesn’t last long – you’ll find yourself reapplying it several times throughout the day – but it tingles on the lips, staining them a pretty, sheer red and making them look smooth and soft.
Check it out for yourself at Sephora ($26). Enbrightenment is available in two shades: Radiant Red (which I tried) and Pearly Pink.