The 10 Best Tinted Lip Balms of 2021 To Wear When You Don't Feel Like Lipstick
Lip balm is the ultimate beauty staple. You'll find it in our purses, on our bedside tables, inside the cupholder in the car, tucked into the backup purse, wedged between the sofa cushions, and accidentally left in the sock drawer. Seriously, we'd trash every last tube of matte lipstick in favor of recovering any one of our lip balms if ever lost. (What can we say, we're suckers for a hit of hydration.)
Tinted lip balm deserves just as much devotion. It offers all of the usual moisture, but gets bonus points for giving your lips a pinch of barely-there color. Basically, it's the over-achieving sister of your ChapStick: low maintenance enough to be swiped on while juggling a million different things, like running out the door with a coffee in hand and no time for a mirror, and pigmented enough to look like your natural lips, but better.
Here are best tinted lip balms on the market to stock up on ASAP.
Favorite Overall: Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
Favorite, Runner-Up: Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm
Best Budget: ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture + Tint
Most Splurge-Worthy: Charlotte Tilbury Hyaluronic Happikiss
Best Multitasker: Ilia Multi-Stick Cheek & Lip
Best Oil: Dior Lip Glow Oil
Most Soothing Salve: Glossier Balm Dotcom
Most Pigmented: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick Balm
Best Jelly Finish: Bobbi Brown Crushed Shine Jelly Stick
Most Dependable: Vaseline Rosy Lips Lip Therapy