7 Best Lip Tints for that Lush Makeup Finish

You know what they say - lips without colour is like cake without frosting!

Lip tints have been booming in popularity since they were introduced in Korean dramas. Actresses in the dramas typically use lip tints to create a gradient lip effect. Lip tints generally provide a more matte and dry finish but typically lasts longer than lipstick, is smudge-proof and transfer proof. If you are looking for something low maintenance but still want beautiful lips, lip tints may be the right product for you!

L’Oreal Tint Caresse Lip Tint



The L’Oreal Tint Caresse is most popular for its unique powder formula with a sponge applicator, something entirely new in the lipstick category. The idea behind this architecture is to allow for beautiful gradients to be colored onto the lips through the sponge, which is what the rave is all about right now in Korea and Japan. The pros of powdered lipstick? Light weight application, no liquid mess (travel-friendly) and some smudge-proof goodness.


Labiotte Chateau Wine Lip Tint



Can you even resist this beautiful wine bottle-shaped lip tint? Other than the wine packaging, the formula is actually made with French wine extract, hence giving it a subtle wine taste. This Labiotte lip tint became very popular across Asia after the lead actress from Korean drama, Cheese in the Trap, was featured in it. Of course, this lip tint is not just cute, it is an amazingly great product, with good colour payoff and is long-lasting.


Etude House Rosy Tint Lips



The plastic tube material may not be entirely attractive, but it is actually not that flimsy! This lip tint comes with a sponge applicator which allows for beautiful gradient lips. A squeeze of the tube welcomes a creamy formula that leaves a velvety matte finish. This tint can be doubled as a cheek stain as well but just dabbing it onto the cheeks and light blending it with your fingers.


Too Cool For School Milk Tint



The first thing you notice about this product is likely it’s cutesy milk carton packaging. The colours are quite light but this is an extremely long-lasting colour that lasts throughout the day, through oily foods, coffee cups or workouts. The reason behind the ‘milk tint’ name is because milk extract is used as an ingredient, allowing for a more moisturising effect on the lips.


Benefit Posietint



The Benefit Posietint doubles as a lip as well as a cheek stain and according to the packaging, it paints a tinted poppy pink colour that is subtle but still gives a gorgeous natural glow when applied. This tint is of high quality and also long lasting, making its price worth the value of the product.  While the colour may look bright, the finish shows a natural pinkish colour, perfect for everyday wear!


Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres Pop Water Glossy Stain



This lip stain tops the charts for a lot of users and makeup gurus. Why? To start with, the packaging is elegant and chic with the signature YSL gold and black and the wand applicator is slim and great for precise application such as around the cupid’s bow region. And of course, the colour payoff is vibrant and it is highly pigmented. The formula makes the product a match made in heaven as a lip gloss, lipstick and lip stain. Last but not least, the colour lasts all day long from morning until night!


Mirenesse Lip Bomb Glossy Lip Lacquer Stain



This colour pigmentation of the Mirenesse Lip Bomb is the ultimate holy grail of this product – vibrant, intense and dramatic. This lip gloss meets lip stain has a velvety, silky finish and lasts all day without needing reapplying. Unlike other lip stains, the Mirenesse Lip Bomb is moisturising although the formula is thick and concentrated.

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