THE BEST TINTED LIP BALMS


Tinted lip balms have been my go-to lip products to use throughout the spring and summer because of the simple, light and moisturizing feeling. They also have just enough pigment to give a pop of color to the lips, without the commitment of wearing a normal lipstick. 

Seemingly every brand is releasing their own variation of a tinted lip balm and there are endless options if you're interested in a product like this. These are my three favorites that I use and alternate between all the time! 

Rare Beauty With Gratitude Dewy Lip Balm



The Rare Beauty Lip Balm is so versatile in the way that it can be built up to have the opacity of a full-coverage lipstick or sheered out for just a tint of color. Either way you like to wear it, this balm has an intensely moisturizing feeling to it, that lingers long after the pigment has faded. The texture feels similar to pure coconut oil, which funny enough isn't even an ingredient. It is made primarily with shea butter and a botanical blend of lotus, gardenia, and white water lily. It feels so light and gives such a beautiful dewy shine to the lips. I have the shade "Thankful" which is a nude mauve.

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Stick



The Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Stick is the perfect two-in-one cream product! This is formulated to be used on the cheeks as a luminous blush, or as a hydrating tinted lip balm. The pigment can be built up for more opacity, but I usually prefer the sheer look with this product. Since it is such a light formula, it does wear off quite easily, but this it is so easy to touch-up throughout the day. I also love the way it layers with lip liner and gloss too! When I'm getting reading for my Zoom classes in the morning, I usually only have a few minutes to get ready, so this is always my go-to product when I need something quick and easy to put on. I apply a swipe of it on both of my cheeks and dab a bit of it on my lips and blend it all out with my fingers. It's so easy to blend that you don't even need a mirror! I have the shade "Werk" in the mini size.

Clinique Almost Lipstick



This Clinique product has a very sheer finish that doesn't add much pigment to the lips at all. According to Clinique's website, the transparent pigment merges with the natural tone of your lips to create a finish unique to you. I have the shade "Black Honey" which may look very dark and intense color in the tube, but it actually applies as a very light berry. It has a semi-glossy satin finish that feels so moisturizing on the lips and fades evenly throughout the day of wearing it. 

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