Lippies are like cheat codes – sweep a colour on and it instantly brightens your whole complexion. But on days where you’re not keen on puckering up in lipstick, reach for a tinted lip treatment instead. These nourish your pout while still giving a hint of colour. Best of all, you don’t even need a mirror to apply one!
Lip Balm, $28, from Kiehl's
These hydrating lippies have already garnered rave reviews since they launched a few months ago.
The two key ingredients in them are antioxidant-rich lemon butter made from cold pressing lemon peel, and fair trade coconut oil from the Philippines.
The formula also offers SPF20 protection against UV damage. Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatments come in six shades – one of which is not tinted.
Lip Tint, from YSL Beaute
The iconic YSL Beaute Vernis A Levres Pop Water family now has four new shades, and they’re every bit as moisturising and gorgeous as their predecessors.
Touted as a lip stain/gloss/liquid lipstick hybrid, this gives your pout a translucent colour hit while offering 10 hours of hydration.
Lip Balm, $9, from Sephora
These sweet, nourishing lip balms come in a delicious range of flavours that feature their own key active ingredients.
They all help to soften and repair dry lips while giving them a hint of colour. Available in coconut, rose, goji, mandarin and almond.
Lip Balm, $33, from Clarins
Moisturise parched lips with this smooth lip gel. It gives the same colour payoff as a gloss, but comes infused with acacia micro-pearls and vegetable waxes to protect and plump. Available in three wearable shades.
Lip Balm, $36, from Fresh
Hooray, a new addition to the bestselling Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment family! Reap the same benefits of the nourishing formula with this universally-flattering shimmery pink shade.
Lip Balm, $20, from Burt's Bees
Shea butter is the key ingredient in these moisturising balms that offer up to eight-hours of hydration and comfort.
Pick this if you want a subtle hint of colour. Available in six shades.
Lip Balm, $28, from Clinique
One of the major selling points of this iconic lip balm is its easy-to-use design. Another plus: it’s loaded with mango and shea butters to nourish parched lips. Available in 16 shades.
Lip Balm, $36, from Tarte
Score your own unique shade of berry tint! Swipe this on and watch as the colour slowly adjusts according to your lips’ pH levels.
Lip Tint, $48, from Dior
Upon application, this hydrating balm reacts with the moisture in your lips and turns into a gorgeous, customised plum hue. It is enriched with wild mango extracts to moisturise your pout.