We know there are many of you who are not mad about lipsticks – especially when you suffer from dry, chapped lips. We hear you. This is why tinted lip balms are created – to cater to the needs of dry lip sufferers and lipstick virgins alike. We’re just as addicted to lipsticks as much as lip balms.


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Try skipping the lip balms before work or sleep, the lips are such to feel parched. For days when you want to give your lips a rest, tinted lip balm is the answer. They feel good on the lips and add a hint of colour so that you don’t look so pale. Now who says you can’t have the best of both worlds? Here are a few of our new and old favourites.



Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Raspberry, $36

A non-sticky nourishing lip oil that’s infused with plant oils, offering instant shine and a touch of colour. The sponge-tip applicator also eases application and there’s a subtle sweet taste which makes this a pleasant treat for the lips.


Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15 in Plum, $34

This well-loved lip treatment has a delicious blend of oils including meadowfoam and blackcurrant oils. Infused with real sugar that hydrates, it protects and smoothens the lips.


Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatments, $28

These hydrating and smoothing balms has everything you need in a stick. It is made of nourishing coconut oil and antioxidant-rich lemon butter. Not only that, it contains SPF 25 to protect your lips. There are five sheer buildable colours that can be lightly applied for a touch of colour or layered for a richer hue.



Laneige Water Drop Tinted Lip Balm in 02 Juicy Plum, $33

It applies on smoothly and feels sooooo good on the lips. It helps to lock in the moisturising goodness from apricot and peach kernel oils, as well as prune pit oils.




M.A.C Hint of Colour Lip Oil in La La Love You, $38

This lightweight gelled oil has a blend of oils that melts onto your lips. Not only that, it conditions and seals in hydration for hours, leaving a glossy finish with plumper lips. 


This story first appeared on CLEO, 19th May 2017.