Tinted lip balms are underrated heroes in my opinion. They marry the necessity of hydrating your lips with making them look pretty. The sheer color they provide means you don’t have to commit to anything if you want to change your lip midday (It’s a free country, you do what you want). You can also easily put it on without a mirror while rushing or just whenever you’re lips feel a little dry.
When lipsticks prove too much of an effort, colored lip balms are a good alternative especially for that “no makeup” makeup look. If you aren’t sold on the item at this point, I don’t know what else I can tell you. If agree with me, read on to know more about some tinted lip balms you can pick up.
The TenderTalk makes a case for higher end lip balms. It’s moisturizing and sinks into the lips quickly. The color adjusts to your body temperature, leaving a shade that’s most ideal for your skin tone. This color doesn’t fade quickly, staying on like a sheer lipstick. MAC. Available at SM City North EDSA.
You’ll like this lip balm if you are into waxier formulations. My tube of Burt’s Bees goes with me in colder climates as it applies on thick, protecting my lips from windburn. Pick this deep berry shade if you have a morena skin tone and if you’re not into the pink, “just kissed” look. Burt’s Bees. Available at Beauty Bar.
Cute names aside, this tube has a rose tint that’s great for almost every other skin tone. It is also buildable for when you want a bit more pigment but in want of an actual lipstick. Benefit. Available at Greenbelt 5.
The packaging on this balm is a throwback to younger days. Don’t be fooled, though, as it delivers what you need as a grown woman. It’s hydrating and waxy, best for chapped lips. Available via SephoraPH.
For the ultimate throwback to your childhood, this one is the ticket. The tapered end allows you to outline your lips. You get defined puckers, color payoff, and the hydration easily. Clinique. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Glorietta 4.
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