Despite the countless YouTube beauty tutorials you’ve watched on how to properly apply lipstick, you can’t seem to vibe with the product. You find lipsticks drying, heavy, and it settles on the cracks of your lips — how unflattering! Don’t worry, you’re not alone. If you don’t like wearing lipstick, or you want to take a break from full-colored lips for a while, thank the advanced beauty industry that we have tons of other options out there. Here are the best hydrating lip products for women who think lipsticks are huge commitments.
Happy Skin Kiss and Bloom Glossy Tint
Kiss and Bloom Glossy Tint, P349, Shopee
For girls who want that effortless no-makeup-makeup look, Generation Happy Skin is for you. The whole collection is composed of beauty products that promote the belief that simple is beautiful. Their best-selling Kiss and Bloom Glossy Tint comes in a range of shades. The weightless and creamy gel tint is light on the lips and adds a moisturizing layer, plus you get rich color payoff that can last you the whole day!
BLK Cosmetics Fresh Sunkissed Gloss Gel Tint
Fresh Sunkissed Gloss Gel Tint, P329, Shopee
Get luscious, moisturized lips without putting on a layer of lipstick or a ton of lip balm. BLK’s Fresh Sunkissed Gloss Gel Tint is weightless and non-sticky. It’s available in sun-inspired shades especially formulated to complement every Filipina’s skin.
Human Nature Tinted Lip Balm
Tinted Lip Balm, P110, Shopee
When it comes to great color payoff and affordability, you can never go wrong with Human Nature’s Tinted Lip Balm. As for its moisturizing properties, the balm is a blend of cocoa butter, beeswax, and all-natural plant oils that helps keep your lips soft throughout the day. It also comes in a range of colors too so you can easily swap according to your mood.
K-Palette Lasting Semi-Matte Lip Tint Stick
Lasting Semi-Matte Lip Tint Stick, P795, Beauty Bar
When it comes to long-lasting lip tints, K-Palette has products you will love. Their best-selling Lasting Semi-Matte Lip Tint is now in stick form. The 1 Day Tattoo Lasting Semi-Matte Lip Tint Stick is made with a hydrating formula that will glide on your lips like a cream and dry down in a semi-matte finish. You can get this one in four universally flattering shades.
Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain
Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain, P1,900, Sephora Philippines
If we’re talking lip products that will instantly give your lips color but will feel like there’s nothing there, Benetint is the way to go. There’s a reason why this small bottle is a cult classic and has been around for literally decades (since 1970!). It gets the job done the way you want it to — rosy lips that look so natural without the gloss or heavy cream. Plus, Benetint also doubles as an easy-blend cheek tint that will give you a colorful flush.
Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm
Tinted Lip Balm, P549, Beauty Bar
If you’re not a fan of lipsticks but you still want that color on your lips, Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm is a great swap. It’s available in six naturally flattering shades and is made with Botanical Waxes guaranteed to make your puckers lovely in one swipe. The tint isn’t too vibrant, just a hint of color and eight hours of moisture.
Peripera Ink Mood Drop Tint
Ink Mood Drop Tint, P489, Lazada
For those big on the Korean-inspired makeup look, you can achieve that perfect gradient lip with Peripera. Peripera is the younger, cheekier, and brighter sister of another well-known Korean cosmetics brand, Clio Cosmetics. Try their Ink Mood Drop Tint, a watery tint with a glossy finish that you can layer for a brighter color. It’s moisturizing and brightening without the heavy feeling on your lips.
Clinique Moisture Surge Pop Triple Lip Balm
Moisture Surge Pop Triple Lip Balm, P1,200, Lazada
This Clinique super lip balm can multi-task better than you: it hydrates, tints, and adds shine to your lips all at the same time. The Moisture Surge Pop Triple Lip Balm, while a mouthful, does help immensely in softening your lips and reducing the appearance of lines. It’s loaded with shea butter, vitamin E, and humectants. You can use this on its own since it comes with a few shades or you can layer your favorite lipstick on top.