The beauty desk have put lip tints to the test and chosen their ten favourites for you to try...
Lip tints are the happy medium between a bold, bright lipstick and a clear balm for lips. With the wintery weather drawing in sometimes a lipstick colour can seem a bit intimidating and lip-glosses can be a nightmare in the wind (sticky hair yuck!).
Teamed with a warm blush (find the perfect one for you over on Powder), a light, pretty tint on the lips can really enhance your natural look and will look cute when you’re wrapped up in a woolly coat and scarf too! Another great reason to try a lip tint is that are typically longer lasting than lipsticks or glosses so are you don’t need to worry about reapplying so frequently. When choosing your lip tint there are a few important things to consider. Firstly a good base and secondly the right shade.
Follow our essential tips for achieve the perfect lip tint look…
Choosing your shade:
Lip tints are designed to give you a natural, rosey glow and add a freshness to your makeup look. When choosing your tint make sure to test before buying so you can check that the colour complements your skin tone. It’s also a good idea to test with your usual blush. If you are going for a natural look you want to go for a similar colour to your blush. As a general guideline if you are fair skinned red tones work well, for olive skins opt you could go for orange or pinks and for darker skin tones plums and berries look gorgeous. But there are no rules in beauty so be brave and try something new if you fancy.
Lip stains can be tricky to master at first but don’t despair! When you first use them apply at home when you aren’t under time pressure. Like all lip colours it’s important to have a good base. Central heating and windy weather conditions can leave our lips feeling dry and looking rough. Combat this by using a lip scrub such as Rodial’s Lip Scrub, £24, rodial.co.uk or the Bliss Fabulips Sugar Scrub, £14, fabled.com.
Now you?ve chosen your perfect shade and got a great base it’s time to pucker up.
Read on to find out what our ten favourite lip tints are…
Bare Minerals Pop of Passion has a gorgeous creamy formula with Jojoba oil, which is ultra hydrating and easy-to-wear.
This is a great option if you like a bit of shimmer but still want to look sophisticated.
Stila’s Acai Crush Cheek and Lip Tint is a handbag staple and multi-tasks on your cheeks too for a really natural look.
SUQQU’s Creamy Glow Lipstick is great if you want a sheer finish with a balm like feel.
The new tinted balms from Benefit come in four shades. Easy to apply and enriched with Mango butter. Mmm-hmmm!
Origins Kiss Zing have a great choice of brighter shades in the range if you are feeling a little more daring!
Clarins Instant Light Balm Perfector are packed full of shea and vitamin E as well as a natural peptide to help make your looks appear fuller. Your new BFF for fuller lips!
Butter London Lippy Tinted Balm’s are have the feel of a liptstick and the moisture of a balm. This is great to take you from the office to the evening as the colour is really buildable so just pick your shade and go!
Burberry First Kiss is great if you are looking for a slightly glossier texture to lips. At the high end of the lip tint markets this is a little bit of luxury for your everyday.
Maybelline Baby Lips go on gorgeously with a subtle hint of colour.