Originally a hit in Korea, lip tints have become widespread and popular in the United States over the years – for a multitude reasons. In my younger years of wearing makeup, I loved traditional lip gloss – no matter how sticky it was. Somehow, I was just obsessed with how the gloss looked on my lips, as it gave a much fuller appearance. As I got older, I couldn’t be bothered by my hair getting stuck in the gloss or just feeling sticky all the time. Lipsticks are often drying to my lips, so I’ve always steered clear from those whenever possible. I also didn’t like how the color would often transfer onto my teeth. Once I was introduced to lip tints, my whole lip game changed!
When it comes to lippies, I typically prefer neutrals. I like just a bit of color to make me look fresh & done up, but nothing too out there. I’m still having some trouble getting used to the bold red lip on me, to be honest! I love that lip tints come in a variety of colors, are readily available at multiple price points to suit any budget, and do not get all over my teeth when I talk or eat! Right now, I’m using Revlon’s Kiss Cushion Lip Tint in “Pretty Kiss” and I’m totally in love. I can’t believe how affordable it is too! I got it for under $10 at Ulta, and I’ve been using it just about everyday. It glides on beautifully like a lipstick+lip gloss+lip balm trio as far as texture goes, and over the course of the day, it turns into a lip stain. This means I can eat and wipe my lips without necessarily removing the color! Not having to touch up my lips every couple hours is amazing, and not having my lips peel from dryness is another big perk. I’m so glad that I finally found a good middle ground as far as lippies go. Essentially a lip balm with color that doesn’t transfer, is long-lasting and nourishing – what more can I ask for?
If you haven’t jumped on the lip tint bandwagon yet, I highly recommend checking out the 12 lip tints below that I personally love. They’re also highly raved about in the beauty world. You can thank me later 😉
Are you a lip tint, lipstick, lip gloss, or lip balm person?