Ask anyone, and we bet you our bottom dollar that they've got a handy and trusty lip tint in their vanity kits. And honestly, it's not to difficult to see why lip tints have become a mainstay in makeup purses. For one, it's easily a multi-use productâ —swipe on your lips, dab a bit on your cheeks, and you're good to go! Two, they look natural and effortless. Three, they last long! Unlike lipsticks that contain a wax or oil base, lip tints contain a water or gel base. This kind of base allows the product to cling on to the lips and make the pigment last for hours.
Below, we round up all the lip tints we're loving right now, further categorized to suit your needs.
Best in Staying Power
As we mentioned before, lip tints are known to be big on staying power. For lipsticks, what with their wax or oil base, product tends to slide off; lip tints on the other hand, cling on strong. What's more, these lip tints are your best bets to give you different shades of that popsicle stain look.
1. Dior Addict Lip Tattoo
This lip tattoo delivers exactly what its name says. With one application, you'll get a long-lasting shade that's weightless on your lips and has a no-transfer finish!
2. Dear Darling Water Gel Tint
This tint promises a juicy-looking and plump puckers that will last all day long!
3. 3CE Take A Layer Tinted Water Lip Tint
You'll get the intensity of color at one swipe and you'll eventually be left with a charming faded hue by the end of the day. Zero touchups needed!
Best in Texture
Let’s say you want the effect of lipstick—stronger pigment, more opaque finish, and creamier texture—but with the comfort of a lip tint. There has been a surge of more semi-matte to matte formulations that let you have that effect, but still have the same ease of a lip tint. They feel smooth, creamy, velvety, and make for the most luxurious application. Below, we selected lip tints that will give you a nice, noticeable pop of color that can instantly elevate your look. These are great for morena-skinned gals, as well as for girls on the hunt for cheekier and summer-friendly lip tints.
4. 3CE Velvet Lip Tint
3CE's Velvet lip tint applies like sherbet on your lips and melts into a nice natural hue.
5. Sunnies Face Lip Dip
Sunnies Face's Lip Dip feels like your wearing absolutely nothing on your lips! Of course, they look so natural on your lips. You'll surely find and MLBB tint here!
6. Benefit Cha Cha Tint
Smooch-proof, natural-looking, and smoothâ —Benefit's Cha Cha Tint is a triple threat of a tint you should never leave your house without.
Best in Color Selection
In the modern-day beauty world, what we’ve grown to realize is this: options, options, and more options are important! Inclusivity is the name of our game and that means lip tints also need to have a wide color range for girls of all skin colors to fall in love with. Below, we're looking at lip tint lines that offer an extensive color range where you can easily find one (or two, or three) that can be your instant go-to tints.
7. Colourette's Colourtint
8. J. Cat's Liptitude 24/7
9. Lancome's Juicy Shaker
Best in Functionality
Blame our love for tiny purses that has us thinking about products with the highest function per surface area. Luckily for lip tints, multi-functionality is achievable as the formulation is manageable enough to serve as a blush or even an eyeshadow. Our selection includes the iconic lip tint that started it all, the Benetint (need we say more) and a couple more tints that will give you that post-workout flush you need.
10. Benefit Benetint
Because of its watery texture, Benefit's Benetint is easy to use as a lip tint as much as it is effortless to add a rosy flush on your cheeks.
11. Happy Skin Kiss and Bloom
Happy Skin's tint line is a must in your purse. This is perfect for on-the-go gals who can only be bothered to use one product to have a beat face.
12. Too Cool For School Milk Tint
Apart from its compact size, Too Cool For School's Milk Tint offers a nice formula you can use for your lips, cheeks, and even eyes.