Unlike their predecessors, the Gen Z crowd tends to keep things simple, pared-down and fuss-free, opting for hybrid makeup that’s packed with skin-loving ingredients. This probably explains why, instead of the perfectly filled-in lips of millennials, Gen Zs prefer natural-looking lips courtesy of glosses and balms. If you like your lips moisturised but with a hint of colour, here are the hybrid lip balms that will do just the job.
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This tinted lip plumper from Decorte is one of the few products that you’ll keep coming back to. Not only does it moisturise your lips, but it also keeps them plump and adds a beautiful pop of colour to your pout.
Packed with Shea Butter and other nourishing ingredients, this lip treatment works to hydrate your lips, keeping them luscious and plump all day. What’s more, it also doubles as an eyeshadow and a blusher, so you can throw it in your purse and touch up on your makeup while you’re on the go.
Wave goodbye to troublesome lip make-up. This item has the moisturising ability of a lip balm, the color of a lipstick, the sheen of a gloss, plus UV protection. No primer needed, you can apply directly, even to chapped lips.
This double-duty lip balm moisturises while delivering radiant colour and glow. It’s perfect for those who prefer something a little more natural and it creates the appearance of fuller lips.
The moisturizing balm applies on clear and instantly transforms into a sultry pink stain. Lip Blush perfectly captures the gilded glow of Tom Ford Soleil with special gold-tone packaging and gold flecks.
Calling itself makeup magic meets skincare science, this is a balm that has potent ingredients that will leave your lips looking plumper, smoother and more hydrated whilst giving you a happy glow. Filled with hyaluronic acid and c-peptides, this helps to firms and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
This glossy tinted lip balm kisses lips with a playful pop of everyday colour – while a nourishing blend of shea butter and mango- and jojoba-seed oils instantly soothe, smooth and hydrate. Made for colour + care, this next-gen formula features an exclusive Moisture Glow Matrix that locks in moisture and drenches lips with long-term hydration for softer, suppler and more luscious lips over time.
A three-in-one scrub-to-balm that smooths, hydrates, and tints lips with a universal pop of color, this lip balm works as an everyday treatment or as a nourishing, smoothing, primer to keep your lipstick looking fresh and flawless all day (and night) long.
Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms give you a hint of colour with eight hours of moisturisation. These balms provide a sheer lip tint and come in a range of 6 naturally flattering shades. It has a smooth texture that adds a sheer, natural shade to dry lips without any shimmer or pearlescence.
A sheer-but-buildable tinted balm naturally locks in moisture for 6+ hours, this lip balm is infused with nourishing avocado oil and antioxidant-rich Acai and pomegranate oils, keeping your lips feeling soft and smooth.
A lip balm infused with rose, Pixi’s +Rose Lip Nourisher is a stunning, super nourishing lip balm contains Rosehip Oil that hydrates and moisturises your lips while leaving a beautiful sheer tint.
A cross between a sheer and satin lipstick, this cream hybrid delivers 24 hours of moisture together with long- lasting colour and shine.
A lip balm that not only delivers buildable colour – light to medium – but also hydrates lips thanks to the use of shea butter and botanical extracts. In eight shades.
Enriched with skincare benefits – Comfort Fit Oil, Light-Empowering Enhancer, and enhanced Translucent Pigment EX – to leave lips supple and intensely hydrated, this glides on like a dream to deliver a sheer-to-shine finish. Choose from eight glowy hues.
The brand’s best- selling magnolia extract and meadow foam seed oil-infused lip conditioner now comes in a solid lipstick form for easy and effortless application.
Available at the Estee Lauder store at Marina Bay Sands, and Aerin counters at Tangs at Tang Plaza and Takashimaya D.S.
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.
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 tinted lip balm infused with honey and made of 98% naturally-derived ingredient, this lippie is meant to hydrate and plump lips, while the balmy texture leaves lips with a light and delicate look. With shades ranging from charming red to romantic pin shades, have your pick at the colour(s) to dress your puckers in.
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 Colour 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.
This lip treatment has a blend of beetroot and sugar cane that nourish the lips and maintain hydration levels to keep them looking supple at all times while delivering a tint to your lips. But the key ingredient here is really sugar. It’s a natural humectant that smoothens chapped lips.
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 the November 2021 issue of HerWorld.
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