Why bother with tinted lip balms? Some might be of the opinion that if you're going to put anything on your lips, it might as well be a proper lipstick versus half-assing it with a barely-there color. I think, however, that tinted lip balms are perfect for lazy girls or pretty much anybody who wants to look just ever-so-slightly made up with minimal effort. Tinted balms are the easiest to use if you just want shiny, hydrated, and healthy-looking lips in like three seconds.
I love lipsticks (you know that right?) but I can get on very well with a moisturizing hint of color on my lips. Especially now, when it's a little cooler and my lips are more prone to chapping. Here are five of my current favorite tinted lip balms!
Benefit Benebalm. This is inspired by nothing less than Benefit's classic best seller, the Benetint. It gives a juicy red tint to the lips! It glides on like butter and stays light and comfy on the lips the whole day. Love this!
Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Rhubarb. This one is the most pigmented out of the lot. It's a shiny tomato red with a hint of shimmer - it has a minty feel to it, and feels a bit waxy like lipstick. I like the slim tube since I can slip it in even the tightest pocket for retouching any time.
Clinique Baby Tint in Coming Up Roses. The original Chubby Stick is sheer, but this one is a whole lot sheerer. Some people don't like it but you know what, I love how the color blooms and stains as the day progresses. It's really designed to give you lips that look as fresh as a baby's so this is the ideal no makeup makeup for your puckers.
Korres Lip Balm in Quince. I like this for more the scent - so yummy and it puts me in a good mood. It delivers a hint of pink on the lips, enough that it will show up nicely with just one layer. The formula is very creamy and needless to say, super moisturizing.
Too Cool For School Max in Pocket #3. This is so cute! It comes with a small chain so you can attach it on your bag. Packaging aside, this has a similar texture and feel as Korres, and the color is a pretty peachy pink.
And that is that. I'd love to know what your favorite tinted lip balms are too!