As a self-confessed lazy girl, these tinted lip balms make my look luxe with minimal effort

Hello easy summer make-up

the Lisa Eldridge Baume Embrace Melting Lip Colour balms in their packaging on a linen sheet
(Image credit: Valeza Bakolli)

I love applying make-up, I really do. Nothing makes me feel more put-together than when my eyeliner goes on smoothly and my lashes are perfectly separated, but sometimes my lazy tendencies kick in and I simply can’t be bothered to apply a full face of make-up. Saying this, I still like to feel put-together when I leave the house. That’s where tinted lip balms come in—and the new Lisa Eldridge Baume Embrace Melting Lip Colour is one of the best I’ve tried.

Sitting somewhere between a lipstick and a lip balm, tinted lip balms have an advantage over barely-there lipsticks. You see, aside from being an easy way to elevate your minimal make-up looks, they’re usually packed with skin-loving ingredients to hydrate, nourish and smoothen the lips as well as simply providing a wash of colour. The new Baume Embrace is no exception, the trio of butters – shea, murumuru and wild mango kernel – aim to soothe and hydrate, while jojoba oil and pomegranate flower extract work to actively plump the lips after 28 days of use.

valeza holding the lisa eldridge tinted lip balms

(Image credit: Valeza Bakolli)

I’ve only been using these balms for the past couple of weeks, so can’t speak to their plumping effects just yet, but nevertheless, I’m impressed - and you can be sure I’ve put them through the scrupulous MC UK testing process. For my full first-impressions review (and to shop them for yourself) keep reading.

My review of the Lisa Eldridge Baume Embrace Melting Lip Colour

In case you can’t tell already, I’m a huge fan of these balms, which are the newest launch from Lisa Eldridge Make-up. At £26, they’re on the pricier side of the tinted lip balm category, but they’re honestly some of the best products I’ve ever put on my lips. They both look and feel luxurious—featuring chic matte gold packaging complete with magnetic closure and the signature Lisa Eldridge make-up logo.

Each balm glides on like butter, feels incredibly softening and nourishing and has excellent colour pay-off: exactly the kind of low-maintenance product I’ve been after recently. In terms of finish, they have more of a glossy effect, which still feels quite subtle and not at all sticky. They come in five wearable shades—each of which would flatter a wide range of skin tones, and for which I’ve given my more in-depth review below:

1. Meet Cute

Valeza wearing the Lisa Eldridge tinted lip balm in Meet Cute

Valeza wearing the Lisa Eldridge tinted lip balm in Meet Cute

(Image credit: Valeza Bakolli)

2. Epanoui

Valeza wearing the Lisa Eldridge tinted lip balm in Epanoui

Valeza wearing the Lisa Eldridge tinted lip balm in Epanoui

(Image credit: Valeza Bakolli)

3. Sweet Fig

Valeza wearing the Lisa Eldridge tinted lip balm in Sweet Fig

Valeza wearing the Lisa Eldridge tinted lip balm in Sweet Fig

(Image credit: Valeza Bakolli)

4. Metropolis

Valeza wearing the Lisa Eldridge tinted lip balm in Metropolis

Valeza wearing the Lisa Eldridge tinted lip balm in Metropolis

(Image credit: Valeza Bakolli)

5. Red Curve

Valeza wearing the Lisa Eldridge tinted lip balm in Red Curve

Valeza wearing the Lisa Eldridge tinted lip balm in Red Curve

(Image credit: Valeza Bakolli)
Valeza Bakolli
Junior Shopping Editor

Valeza Bakolli is Marie Claire’s Junior Shopping Editor. She previously worked at BuzzFeed, where she honed her skills in all things shopping - from gift guide curation to being first on the scene to feature the latest fashion and beauty drops. She’s made it her mission to encourage people to shop mindfully and with purpose. That’s why she dedicates hours of her time every day to finding the best products online so you don’t have to - from small and sustainable businesses wherever possible, of course.