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12 Lip Tints You Need in Your Makeup Bag Now

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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 highlyΒ raved about in the beauty world. You can thank me later πŸ˜‰

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73 Comments
  • Gisele
    July 25, 2018

    I’m a fan of that Dior lip tint! It’s amazing! Great picks, Sharon!

    • Sharon Wu
      July 25, 2018

      Can’t ever go wrong with Dior makeup! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by! xo

  • Steph P.
    July 25, 2018

    Revlon’s lippies never disappoint! It’s my first time hearing about their Kiss Cushion lip tints though – will have to grab a few next time I go to Target :O can’t wait!

    • Sharon Wu
      July 25, 2018

      So true! Glad to introduce a new line to you – you’ll love the Kiss Cushion lip tints! The applicator is soooo soft haha they have it at Ulta too fyi xx

  • rachel vogt
    July 25, 2018

    You always have the best recommendation, and I’m loving this shade. Gotta check it out on my next target trip.

    xoxo, @RachelVogtTrends
    http://rachelvogttrends.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      July 25, 2018

      Thank you Rachel! I’m glad you love it too πŸ™‚ xx

  • Alison
    July 25, 2018

    Love lip tints! These are all great options that work with everyone’s budget!

    • Sharon Wu
      July 25, 2018

      Thanks Alison, I’m glad you think so! πŸ™‚ xx

  • Jenny Yang
    July 25, 2018

    these are so gorgeous! I love especially the subtle ones since I like lightweight lip products over the summer!
    xx jen
    http://lilthoughtswithjen.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      July 25, 2018

      Thank you Jen! I couldn’t agree more πŸ™‚

  • Andrea
    July 25, 2018

    This post is giving me life! I was in the hunt of some lip tints because I don’t like the feeling of something heavy in the face/lips during the summer months, so thank you!

    • Sharon Wu
      July 25, 2018

      Aww I’m glad darling! I feel the same way! xx

  • Kileen
    July 25, 2018

    Ooh, I will definitely need to try this out. I love the color and how flattering this shade looks on you!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  • Lauryn Hock
    July 25, 2018

    I am usually a neutral person too! I think it stems from anxiety of having lipstick on my teeth! This shade is gorgeous on you

    • Sharon Wu
      July 26, 2018

      Thanks Lauryn! Haha in that case, I should try a bolder color in a lip tint – they don’t get stuck on my teeth the way lipsticks do!

  • Candace
    July 25, 2018

    I’ve never been a fan of lip tints, but maybe its because I’ve not tried a good one. I want to give it a try with these recommendation!

    XO
    Candace
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • Sharon Wu
      July 26, 2018

      The Revlon Kiss Cushion is a great start, and doesn’t break the bank! Hope you’ll like it! xx

  • Deborah
    July 26, 2018

    Yes! I love lip tints! These are all such great picks!

    • Sharon Wu
      July 26, 2018

      Thanks Deborah! Glad you like the picks! xx

    • Sharon Wu
      July 26, 2018

      YSL always kills it with their packaging, and it’s always a bonus that they make wonderful beauty products as well.

  • Helena Marz
    July 26, 2018

    I love Dior make up and I haven’t tried their lip glosses yet. That will be on my checklist! Your make up looks gorgeous as always❀️

    • Sharon Wu
      July 26, 2018

      Their lip tints are amazing! I love how lightweight they are – perfect for summer, without compromising color and the moisturizing factor. Living in the desert, hydration is a must!

  • Tonya Tardiff
    July 26, 2018

    I had no idea that lip tints originated in Korea! I love a good lip tint. Neutrals are my favorite too!

    • Sharon Wu
      July 26, 2018

      I didn’t either, but it makes sense because when I went to Korea a few years back I saw that everyone used lip tints over lipsticks and lip glosses!

  • Jennifer
    July 26, 2018

    Thank you for sharing!! I’m definitely going to check out the revlon pretty kiss, I love neutrals!

    • Sharon Wu
      July 26, 2018

      You will LOVE pretty kiss then! It’s so gorgeous – I literally can’t go out the door without putting it on, even on days I’m wearing no makeup.

  • Nailil
    July 26, 2018

    I need to try some of these. Thanks for sharing these!

    Xx, Nailil
    http://thirtyminusone.com

  • Azanique Rawl
    July 26, 2018

    I love ELF lip tints! They are so bold in pigment and hydrating πŸ™‚

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

    • Sharon Wu
      July 26, 2018

      I totally agree! And they’re affordable too, which is always a bonus πŸ™‚

  • Tara Fuller
    July 26, 2018

    these are all beautiful colors!

  • Linh
    July 26, 2018

    Ahh I’m sold! This lip color looks so amazing and i love the way it is packaged

    • Sharon Wu
      July 27, 2018

      Hehe I’m glad babe! The Revlon lippie would look so pretty on you! xx

  • Nicole Flint
    July 27, 2018

    Lip Glosses/tints are my fave!! The Dior lip gloss has been a staple of mine for years!

    • Sharon Wu
      July 27, 2018

      I love lip glosses too, but wish they weren’t so sticky!

  • TheStyleSecond
    July 27, 2018

    I have THE hardest time with lipstick, for those same exact reasons. And I hate having to use lip balm in the winter or even now. So I think I need to try these lip tints. I love the color you’re wearing in the first pic, I think I’ll try that one for starters! You always keep us posted on the best stuff !! Love it!

    • Sharon Wu
      July 27, 2018

      I totally understand girl! Lip tints are nice because they moisturize your lips as lip balms would, but also give you a bit of color too! I’m wearing “Pretty Kiss” from Revlon’s Kiss Cushion line in both photos πŸ™‚ xx

  • Roxci
    July 27, 2018

    I love liquid lippies! But I do love a good lip tint too.

  • Denise Kokinis
    July 27, 2018

    Oh so pretty! I love wearing them for the summer, so much easier to wear in this crazy summer heat! Love that nude shade on you!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • Sharon Wu
      July 27, 2018

      Couldn’t agree more! Thanks, Denise! Have a great weekend. xx

  • Jessica
    July 27, 2018

    I need these lip tints right now, especially that one from e.l.f. Cosmetics! Great picks you have here dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Sharon Wu
      July 28, 2018

      Yes! It’s amazing how well the lip tints by e.l.f. work, especially at such an affordable price πŸ™‚

  • Christina Adams
    July 28, 2018

    Love the variety of price points and excited to potentially try the revlon cushion tint!!

    • Sharon Wu
      July 28, 2018

      Thanks Christina! The Revlon Kiss Cushion lip tints are amazing. I got the Pretty Kiss to try, fell in love, and I’ll be going back to Target to stock up on a few more colors before they sell out as they are a hit right now!

  • Francesca
    July 28, 2018

    I’m definitely more a lipstick person, but I’ve heard SO many good things about that Dior tint. πŸ™‚

    • Sharon Wu
      July 28, 2018

      Haha I must be using the wrong lipsticks then, because they are so drying to my lips! So, lip tints are a good alternative for me. The Dior one is amazing!

  • Sofia
    July 28, 2018

    I’m a huge fan of those Saint Laurent lip stains! You can never go wrong with them. Elf lip stains are great too, they work wonders for that price!

    • Sharon Wu
      July 28, 2018

      I’m glad you love the Saint Laurent lip tints! They are really good, and I couldn’t agree more about e.l.f. – they’ve always offered quality makeup at affordable price points!

  • Whitney
    July 29, 2018

    ooh I love the new Dior tint lipsick!

    xo, Whitney

    • Sharon Wu
      July 29, 2018

      It’s amazing, isn’t it? Hope you had an awesome weekend darling!

  • Taylor Mobley
    July 30, 2018

    These are fabulous lippies!!!! Love all of them.

    • Sharon Wu
      July 30, 2018

      Thanks Taylor! Can’t ever have too many lip tints hahaha

  • KatWalkSF
    July 30, 2018

    Loving that tint! It is simply stunning!

    • Sharon Wu
      July 30, 2018

      Thank you honey! Love me some good neutrals hehe

  • Megan Elliott
    July 30, 2018

    These are gorgeous!! I really love neutral tones too. Every now and then a good bold lip color is fun, but for every day wear neutral is the way to go in my book!

    • Sharon Wu
      July 31, 2018

      Thanks Megan! I couldn’t agree more – neutrals are always safe to wear πŸ™‚

  • Whitney
    July 30, 2018

    This pink tint Guerlain looks amazing! Must try it ASAP!

    • Sharon Wu
      July 31, 2018

      Soooo good! I’m obsessed with Guerlain! xx

  • Mariann Yip
    July 30, 2018

    I am a huge lip product type of gal so thank you for sharing these tints with me! I love a good product that hydrates my lips but gives me a hint of color so I’ll definitely check these recommendations out!

    • Sharon Wu
      July 31, 2018

      Yay! You’ll have to let me know how you like them xx

  • Kelly Fordon
    July 31, 2018

    I LOVE lip tints, especially on a daily basis! The look is definitely a bit more natural looking and is easy to touch up or reapply throughout the day.

    Birdie Shoots

    • Sharon Wu
      July 31, 2018

      So glad that you’re a fan too, Kelly! I totally agree with you – I am a low-maintenance kind of gal when it comes to makeup, and love that I don’t need to touch up throughout the day with lip tints, especially the Revlon Kiss Cushion one πŸ™‚

  • Juliet Ly
    August 1, 2018

    And yes!!! I love lip tints. Especially k-beauty ones like tony moly and the SAEM.

    Also, I love all your pics. Do you have a post on how you take and edit them?

    • Sharon Wu
      August 1, 2018

      Ooohh I haven’t tried Tony Moly or SAEM, I’ve heard great things about SAEM though. I shall search for their lip tints and give them a try. Thanks for your recommendation.

      You’re so kind, thank you! For photos of me in it, my boyfriend usually takes and edits them on Photoshop & Lightroom. As for other photos like location or flatlay shots, I have created two posts that you might find helpful:
      My favorite apps for curating the perfect Instagram feed – https://www.stylelullaby.com/lifestyle/my-favorite-apps-for-curating-the-perfect-instagram-feed/
      Elements that make up a perfect flatlay photo – https://www.stylelullaby.com/lifestyle/elements-perfect-flat-lay-photo/ (This post is older so you’ll notice that the photo style has changed immensely but the tips still stand! I’ll have to do an updated version of it soon hehe)

      Thanks for stopping by Juliet! xo

  • Samantha Mariko
    August 3, 2018

    I love these photos! I agree, lip tints are perfect to throw in your purse before leaving the house. Having even some subtle color on your lips makes a huge difference with your look πŸ™‚
    xo Samantha

    • Sharon Wu
      August 3, 2018

      Thanks Samantha! I couldn’t agree more πŸ™‚ I have a lip tint in every one of my purses now hahaha

  • Stephanie
    August 7, 2018

    I’m such a sucker for a good lip tint. I prefer them over lipsticks or glosses – and now I have some fun ideas of what to try! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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