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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 drying lipsticks.
1. Tom Ford Beauty Clutch-size Lip Balm, $50
A recent addition to Tom Ford Beauty’s Soleil Collection – a series that’s inspired by remote private islands where summer lasts all year – this limited-edition clutch-sized lip balm. Smaller than the average lipstick, this would probably fit well inside a mini bag too. The formula is reportedly one that’s jelly-like, conditioning and high-shine. 2. Laneige Stained Glow Lip Balm, $33
The brand’s lip sleeping mask that so many beauty lovers swear by? This lip balm is basically it – but in a stick form – because it contains the same type of intense moisturisers that the former has, like shea butter that melts onto the lips comfortably. It comes in three different shades for a side of lip-tinting action. 3. Guerlain KissKiss Roselip - Hydrating & Plumping Tinted Lip, $53
Inspired by roses, this lippie is enriched with rose oil extract to hydrate and plump lips, while the balmy texture leaves lips with a light and delicate look. With shades ranging from charming red to romantic pin shades, have your pick at the colour(s) to dress your puckers in. 4. Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Lip Balm, $59, Sephora
Although its super luxe and mad boujie-looking gold and white case would have us totally sold on this lipstick alone, we’re happy to report that the formula performs just as well as the packaging looks. This lightweight balm is available in a transparent formula to metallic, shimmer shades – that’ll all leave the lips with an enviable dewy, luminous finish. 5. Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colour Balm, $40
This one from Laura Mercier is said to have the non-sticky comfort of a lip balm, the coverage of a lipstick, and the shine of a lip gloss. Its formula is also one that’s said to be vitamin-rich and deep-conditioning, leaving you with smooth, volumised lips. 6. Dior Lip Glow, $50
One of Dior’s iconic hero products, the Lip Glow mashes together the comfort of a balm with a natural flush of colour. The secret lies in the perfect balance between make-up and lip care, which is achieved via the brand’s Color Reviver technology that reacts to the unique chemistry of each individual’s lips to deliver a custom colour that suits their skin tone. Formulated with luscious mango butter, it claims to provide continual hydration for 24 hours while the lips look radiant and full. 7. Shiseido Global Suncare UV Lip Color Splash, $33
Don’t forget to pack this especially when you’re heading out for a day at the beach, as the SPF 30 in this protects your precious pouters against harmful UV rays. It’s a gentle, high-shine formula that includes moisturising safflower oil that leaves your lips looking dewy. 8. Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 in Punch, $36
This lip treatment has a blend of meadowfoam and blackcurrant oils that nourish the lips and maintain hydration levels to keep them looking supple at all times. Grapeseed oil that’s rich in antioxidants like vitamins C and E provide protection against free radicals that cause wrinkles while SPF shields the lips from harmful UV rays. But the key ingredient here is really sugar. It’s a natural humectant that smoothens chapped lips. 9. Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm, $19
This lip balm is formulated with antioxidant grapeseed polyphenols to reduce fine wrinkles, aloe vera that repairs damaged skin, plus castor and sunflower oils to moisturise. One coat of this leaves a wearable everyday sheen, but feel free to build it up for higher-impact colour. If this dark mauvy pink isn’t your cup of tea, there are two other lighter shades of sweet pinks to choose from. 10. Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Lip Balm, $53
This nourishing formula hydrates and plumps the lips at the same time for juicy, pouty-looking lips thanks to shea butter and pink pepper extracts, respectively. Apply this for healthy, chic and glossy lips. It’s also available in beige, pink, plum and red hues. 11. 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).