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Stash These Practical And Pretty Tinted Lip Balms In Your Bag Stat

Tinted lip balms are truly a wonderful, multi-functional product. Not only do they keep your puckers hydrated and moisturised, but also inject them with some colour so that you can ditch those lipsticks.
#1: Etude House Lip Rich Vivid Tint, $20.90
This highly moisturising and nourishing tint comes in a creamy viscous texture. It promises to cover dry and chapped lips comfortably, while delivering a vivid tint with its high colouring pigment. Available in ten red-toned shades, the formula softly melts on the lips upon application. To use, gently apply with the flat, wide surface of the triangular tip, starting from the center of the lips. With the pointy part of the tip, draw along the lipline or apply in dots on the inside of the lips and spread to express gradation. #2: Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow, $9.90
One of the American makeup brand’s most celebrated products, the Baby Lips lip balm has been a best-seller for a long time now. This new line comes in four different shades – Orange (pictured), Berry (a deep purple), Raspberry (a bright red-pink) and Peach (a soft, dusty pink). If you haven’t guessed it, this particular collection features candy inspired colours with a yummy candy flavour. The formula leaves a glossy shine and a sheer pop of colour, while vitamin E helps to hydrate and allow the product to glide on smoothly. #3: Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm, $20, Sephora
Another long-standing and classic product, Burt’s Bees is a household name when it come to quality lip balms. Promising eight hours of moisture, the formula gives just a hint of colour – perfect for a natural, everyday look. The botanical waxes and shea butter in this softly tinted balm also nourishes. There are six sheer, wearable and flattering shades to choose from – Hisbiscus (pictured), Pink Blossom (a classic pink), Red Dahlla (a dark red), Rose (a medium red-pink tone), Sweet Violet (a deep fuchsia pink) and Zinnla (a nude colour). #4: 3INA The Lip Oil Balm, $19
This lip balm from the London-based brand also comes in six shades, from a deep purple (pictured) to a sheer green. The protective balm is concocted from a rich mix of four different oils. There’s argan oil, which hydrates and contains vitamin E, helping to maintain elasticity and collagen; avocado oil, which has regenerative and moisturising properties; jojoba oil, which balances the acidity of the skin and activates the metabolism of elastin; olive oil, which softens and moisturises, and is very rich in antioxidants. #5: Benefit Cosmetics Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm, $31
This tinted lip balm from the American cosmetics brand promises to condition and hydrate with mango butter and sodium hyaluronate. While softening your puckers, the colour is also sheer and buildable, making this perfect to wear on its own, or under a lipstick. The formula is smooth, long-lasting, lightweight and comes with a pleasant scent. There are four different shades available – Benebalm (pictured; a rose tint), Posiebalm (a poppy-pink tint), Chachabalm (a mango tint) and Lollibalm (a candy-orchid tint). #6: Kjaer Weis Lip Tint, US$52 (S$71), www.net-a-porter.com
Housed in an interesting rectangular case, this lip tint is ideal for those who prefer to keep their look subtle and natural. The balm-like formula is saturated with soothing beeswax and jojoba seed oils for long-lasting moisture and comfort. Containing antioxidant-rich gardenia florida fruit extract and anti-aging rosa rubiginosa seed oil, this certifed organic lip tint is free from parabens and artificial colouring, and comes in seven different shades. It is best to apply with fingers, or for a more defined look, use a lip brush. #7: The Body Shop Lip Juicers, $14
This ultra-cute lip balm is inspired by none other than fruit smoothies. Each of the five colours are whimsically named – Strawberry, Pomegranate & Aloe (pictured); Raspberry, Beetroot & Ginger (a pale pink); Kiwi, Kale & Watermelon (a light green); Acai, Blueberry & Ginger (a dark purple); Coconut, Passionfruit & Carrot (a nude pink). The formula is made from a blend of shea butter, marula oil and organic olive oil, while the mouth-watering scents will make this lip balm good enough to eat. #8: ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner, $38, www.revolve.com
This lip balm offers natural sun protection with SPG 15 – great for that summer beach getaway. The cocoa and shea butter formula helps to condition and soften lips, while a host of botanical ingredients combine with a rich blend of antioxidant oils from organic avocado, sesame, cranberry and passion flower extracts. There are six rather neutral shades available, which all promise to flatter most skin tones. Choose from a lighter orangey-red, to nude browns, to a dark burgundy.