Tinted lip balms are truly wonderful, multi-functional products. Not only do they keep your puckers hydrated and moisturised, but they also inject some colour to your lips so that you can ditch those drying lipsticks.
Here are a few to try.
Swipe on this sheer opal-tinted lip balm—that has both antioxidant and vitamin-rich lip quenching properties—for a radiant finish and softer lips.
This coral shade lip balm will do the trick in making your lips look and feel a whole lot more kissable. It ensures both long-lasting colour and moisture due to its nourishing formula of sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, sunflower oil, and Vitamin E.
For those who want to achieve a simple no-makeup makeup look, Nudestix delivers with this amazing all-in-one stick eyeshadow, lip balm, and a sheer-coloured blusher that comes in four dewy finishes suitable for all skin tones.
If you’re wanting to hop on the glossy lip trend, why not invest in a bottle of Dior‘s latest Lip Glow Oil that will not only get your lips poppin’ but doubles up as a must-have lip-care essential.
By Terry‘s coin-sized Baume De Rose Nutri Couleur pot will enhance your lip-care routine with ingredients like essential rose wax, bio-ceramides and Vitamin E that combines rich color with anti-aging protection.
Available only in Asia, Shiseido’s Colorgel LipBalm range comes in an array of 15 gorgeous shades that accommodates to every woman’s preference, and is as moisturising as it is pigmented.
If your lips are showing signs of fine lines or cracks, Tata Harper‘s Anti-aging Lip Balm in the shade Be Adored will be able to provide the essential daily hydration that’s needed and will give lips a glistening rosy sheen.
A must-have essential in your makeup bag, this miniature pot of creamy and buildable tinted goodness by Aussie label LUMA Beauty will become your absolute go-to especially if you are a lover of effortless makeup. Plus, this product has amazing moisturising properties and will give the desired areas of your lips and cheeks a natural flush. What’s not to love?
If you’re spending long hours out in the sun, this Hydra Volume Lip Masque formulated with all-mineral SPF and natural ingredients that include both organic oils and powerful anti-aging peptides will help to simultaneously moisturise lips, stimulates collagen and combat the sun’s strong UV rays. On top of this, the product even comes in a range of four shades to choose from!
A recent addition to Tom Ford Beauty’s Soleil Collection – a series that’s inspired by remote private islands where summer lasts all year – this limited-edition clutch-sized lip balm. Smaller than the average lipstick, this would probably fit well inside a mini bag too. The formula is reportedly one that’s jelly-like, conditioning and high-shine.
The brand’s lip sleeping mask that so many beauty lovers swear by? This lip balm is basically it – but in a stick form – because it contains the same type of intense moisturisers that the former has, like shea butter that melts onto the lips comfortably. It comes in three different shades for a side of lip-tinting action.
Although its super luxe and mad boujie-looking gold and white case would have us totally sold on this lipstick alone, we’re happy to report that the formula performs just as well as the packaging looks. This lightweight balm is available in a transparent formula to metallic, shimmer shades – that’ll all leave the lips with an enviable dewy, luminous finish.
This one from Laura Mercier is said to have the non-sticky comfort of a lip balm, the coverage of a lipstick, and the shine of a lip gloss. Its formula is also one that’s said to be vitamin-rich and deep-conditioning, leaving you with smooth, volumised lips.
One of Dior’s iconic hero products, the Lip Glow mashes together the comfort of a balm with a natural flush of colour. The secret lies in the perfect balance between make-up and lip care, which is achieved via the brand’s Color Reviver technology that reacts to the unique chemistry of each individual’s lips to deliver a custom colour that suits their skin tone. Formulated with luscious mango butter, it claims to provide continual hydration for 24 hours while the lips look radiant and full.
Don’t forget to pack this especially when you’re heading out for a day at the beach, as the SPF 30 in this protects your precious pouters against harmful UV rays. It’s a gentle, high-shine formula that includes moisturising safflower oil that leaves your lips looking dewy.
This lip treatment has a blend of meadowfoam and blackcurrant oils that nourish the lips and maintain hydration levels to keep them looking supple at all times. Grapeseed oil that’s rich in antioxidants like vitamins C and E provide protection against free radicals that cause wrinkles while SPF shields the lips from harmful UV rays. But the key ingredient here is really sugar. It’s a natural humectant that smoothens chapped lips.
This lip balm is formulated with antioxidant grapeseed polyphenols to reduce fine wrinkles, aloe vera that repairs damaged skin, plus castor and sunflower oils to moisturise. One coat of this leaves a wearable everyday sheen, but feel free to build it up for higher-impact colour. If this dark mauvy pink isn’t your cup of tea, there are two other lighter shades of sweet pinks to choose from.
This nourishing formula hydrates and plumps the lips at the same time for juicy, pouty-looking lips thanks to shea butter and pink pepper extracts, respectively. Apply this for healthy, chic and glossy lips. It’s also available in beige, pink, plum and red hues.
This story was first published in Female.