Beauty Ed Cynthia Chew’s Top 5 Picks – Tinted Lips
I know there are many of you who are not mad about lipsticks – especially when you suffer from dry, chapped lips. I hear you. This is why tinted lip balms are created – to cater to the needs of dry lip sufferers and lipstick virgins alike. I’m addicted to lipsticks as much as lip balms. When I don’t put on lip balms before I go to work or to sleep, my lips feel parched. For days when I want to give my lips a rest, tinted lip balm is the answer. They feel good on the lips and add a hint of colour so that you don’t look so pale. Now who says you can’t have the best of both worlds? Here are a few of my new and old favourites.
Cynthia, senior beauty ed
On my lips: Kiehl's Butterstick Lip treatment in Simply Rose
Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil - Raspberry $36
A non-sticky nourishing lip oil that’s infused with plant oils, offering instant shine and a touch of colour. The sponge-tip applicator also eases application and there’s a subtle sweet taste which makes this a pleasant treat for the lips.
Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 in Plum, $34
This well-loved lip treatment has a delicious blend of oils including meadowfoam and blackcurrant oils and real sugar that hydrates, protects and smoothens lips.
Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatments, $28
These hydrating and smoothing balms has everything you need in a stick. It is made of nourishing coconut oil and antioxidant-rich lemon butter and has SPF 25 to protect your lips. There are five sheer buildable colours that can be lightly applied for a touch of colour or layered for a richer hue.
Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment in Pop of Peony, $28
LANEIGE Water Drop Tinted Lip Balm in 02 Juicy Plum, $33
It feels good on the lips the moment it is applied as it locks in moisturising goodness from apricot and peach kernel oils, as well as prune pit oils.
M.A.C Hint of Colour Lip Oil in La La Love You, $38
This lightweight gelled oil has a blend of oils that melts onto and conditions the lips, sealing in hydration for hours, leaving a glossy finish.
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Text: Cynthia Chew