Every woman, from 8 to 80 needs a lip balm. Whether it’s your first foray in to the world of lip care products—a princess character lippy that smells like fruit punch, or a lip plumping balm that conditions and provides SPF protection—a girl’s gotta have it.
Lip balms have evolved exponentially from the days of addictive Chapstick and hard-as-a-rock Carmex; now there is a lip balm for every occasion and for everyone. Tinted lip balms in particular provide a whole new perspective on lip color choices. They are great for just a hint of color or for prepping lips for a matte color application. Tinted lip balms are the perfect “entry” makeup for young girls who just don’t need high gloss lips. They are the go-to lip treatment for harsh, frigid weather or hot, sunny days on the beach.
The bottom line is that you just can’t go wrong with a lip balm in your pocket or makeup bag. A dab of soft, shimmery nude lip balm can even look good on the red carpet. Gabrielle Union wears a sheer nude lip here, and this is a look you can easily replicate with a lip balm that has a nude-pink hue.
Here are our current favorite tinted lip balms:
1. Best Tinted Lip (stick) Balm
CoverGirl Queen Collection Jumbo Gloss Balm (16 colors) $8.99
2. Best Organic Tinted Lip Balm
3. Best Color Payoff in a Tinted Lip Balm
4. Best Sport Tinted Lip Balm (open and close with one hand!)
5. Best Value Tinted Lip Balm