Editors' Picks: 7 New Tinted Balms Your Lips Will Love
Lip balm is one of our desert island beauty essentials—so much so that we tend to hoard them. (Have you ever met a woman who owned just one?) Tinted versions are a must-have because they give a sheer wash of color while also hydrating your lips—the color benefit of a lipstick without the heaviness or dryness. We’ve been thoroughly impressed with some extraordinary new versions that came across our desks in the past few weeks, and suffice to say, we can’t stop applying. Keep scrolling to see the best new tinted lip balms—and stock up!
Tarte Quench Lip Rescue ($19)
Packed with antioxidants and essential oils, this lip balm gives a subtle hint of color while intensely moisturizing your lips. It’s made with a blend of ingredients that restore the appearance of softness, elasticity, and firmness. Plus, this balm can be worn over your lipstick as a shiny topcoat.
Lanolips Tinted Lip Balm ($18)
Lanolin—the main ingredient—is a very effective moisturizer because its molecular structure resembles and mimics skin’s natural oils. This means that your lips will end up intensely hydrated with just a hint of shine. Because of the lanolin, the texture is similar to that of a gloss, but it doesn’t have the unwanted stickiness. Our lips felt soft and hydrated with just the slightest flush of color for hours.
Glossier Flavored Balm Dotcom Trio ($30)
Rose, cherry, and mint are the latest flavor addition to the Balm Dotcom family. Castor seed oil and beeswax create a protective barrier that keeps moisture locked in. Rose Balm Dotcom gives lips a subtle pink tint while Cherry Balm Dotcom gives a red tint.
Ilia Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioners with SPF ($26)
Cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E hydrate and nourish lips while pomegranate seed extract fights free radicals in this balm made with only natural ingredients. These have a subtle tint that’s easily buildable, and the new versions are made with SPF. It’s a win-win.
Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm ($20)
Don’t let the cute macaroon-like packaging fool you—this product is a moisturizing powerhouse. One side is a scrub that leaves your lips soft and smooth; the other side contains a balm that gives the sheerest hint of color while hydrating and smoothing any dryness.
Want an extra boost of lip hydration? Try this expert tip.