5 Affordable Lip Tints to Get your Hands On

Lip tints deposit just the right amount of natural-looking, ultra-pigmented colour and stay put all day. Here are five to check out.

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an excellent everyday makeup purchase.

We love a flirty tube of lip gloss and the classic appeal of a creamy lipstick, but there’s something special about a lip tint.

Lip tints deposit just the right amount of natural-looking, ultra-pigmented colour and stay put all day.

A promising lip and cheek tint is unquestionably the epitome of simplicity when it comes to beauty products. A lip and cheek tint is the one-and-done product that beauty lovers crave. It’s small, portable, and extremely functional.

Furthermore, if it’s pigmented in a buttery soft, long-wearing formula, it’s a certified gem.

Fortunately for us, there is an endless supply of this honest beauty product on the market, the majority of which are pleasantly surprising, if not stellar.

While we’re all familiar with the classics from Daughter Earth, Ilana, Benefit and others, here are a few new discoveries that are worth digging into.

Revlon Balm Stain

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Revlon’s buttery crayon-stain hybrid is an excellent everyday makeup purchase.

It comes in eight wearable shades and provides a double dose of nourishment (thanks to the inclusion of lipid-rich shea butter) and sheer pigment.

It is lightweight, easy to construct, and never needs sharpening – a win-win!

Ink Airy Velvet

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When it comes to pigment, this magical formula packs a serious punch.

The light, almost-whipped texture glides across the lips, imparting an opaque, matte veil of colour that lasts forever.

Due to its consistency, it may be a little drying to some, so apply lip balm underneath to prevent cracks.

It’s also extremely long-lasting, which is ideal if you want to avoid touch-ups.

Versed Silk Slip Conditioning Lip Oil

5 Affordable Lip Tints to Get your Hands On

If you have dry, chapped lips, this oil-rich tint will deliver a light wash of colour alongside serious nourishment.

Formulated with jojoba, camellia, and sesame oils, it has a silky finish that’s quickly absorbed.

While there are only three tints, the shades are super sheer and universally flattering. Once the sheen is gone, there’s a little residual colour there, too.

Etude Dear Darling Water Tint

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It’s no secret that Korean beauty brands know how to make a natural-looking lip stain, and Etude House’s Dear Darling Water Tint is a favourite.

It’s enriched with fruit juice and available in three shades to create a natural lip effect that looks like you’ve just eaten a popsicle.

ColourPop Sonic Blooms Glossy Lip Stain

Available in five modern shades, the non-drying liquids are glossy to begin with while imparting a natural-looking tint for hours to come.

The texture is also unbelievably light.

Check them out and you won’t be disappointed!

After all, a lot of us prefer beauty on a budget.

Tanim is studying MA in Communication, Culture, and Digital Media. Her favorite quote is " Figure out what you want and learn how to ask for it."