Your Chapped Lips Will Love These Hydrating Tinted Lip Balms

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?) For any makeup lover, tinted lip balms 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 subsequent dryness. We’ve been thoroughly impressed with some extraordinary new versions that have come across our desks in the past few weeks as well as the time-tested classics we always keep on hand. Boasting hardworking hydration and uncompromising color, the best tinted lip balms serve up the best of both worlds for your pout. Available in an expanding range of color, sheer, and vibrant pigments and even different finishes like semi-matte and shiny, tinted lip balms deserve a place in your makeup bag. Suffice to say that we can’t stop applying.

This story was originally published on May 14, 2016, and has since been updated.