We all love our lipsticks. Whether they’re ruby red, the perfect nude shade or a more unexpected hue. But there are times we don’t feel like flaunting a full-on hue. For those days spent working from home or rushing out for a quick errand or two, lip tints are a better option.
Lip tints offer a more subtle wash of color. They’re lightly tinted and usually come in sheer shades. Many even boast the same consistency as your favorite lip balm. One of their best benefits? Their staying power. They tend to last longer than your standard lipstick.
While you always have to check your teeth after applying lipstick to make sure there are no unsightly stains, it’s a nonissue with tints. Their no-drip formulas make application easy. But make no mistake: the color payoff is real. From a chocolaty pop of color to a rosy pink and even a cherry hue, these shades still make an impact.
Discover the best lip tints to wear on the daily below.
Victoria Beckham Beauty
Bitten Lip Tint in Bisou, $36 at Victoria Beckham Beauty
Give your lips an upgrade with this weightless sheer gelée. The semi-matte shade enhances your natural tone, while hyaluronic acid and squalane nourish and hydrate your pucker.
Lip Tint in Romance, $49 at Net-a-Porter
A flattering reddish-pink shade that works on everyone, this best lip tint is enriched with beeswax and jojoba seed oils. So the long-lasting formula will feel comfortable on your lips all day long.
Dew Tint in 07 HWAYANGYEONHWA, $20 at Amuse
With 35 percent water, this tint offers a sheer splash of color. Swipe on this unique red to give your lips a long-lasting glow.
Kiss Cushion Lip Tint in Chocolate Pop, $9.99 atUlta Beauty
For a pop of juicy color, this best lip tint has you covered. The soft cushion tip makes application a breeze and you can layer on color until you’re satisfied with your lip look. Plus, its coconut oil-infused formula will keep your kisser moisturized.
Cherry Bomb Lip Tint, $11.95 at Ulta Beauty
We love a twofer and Frank Body’s luscious cherry hue can be used on both your lips and your cheeks. Made with coffee seed oil, lanolin, beeswax and coconut oil, it hydrates, plumps and protects. It even smells just like cherries.
Brazilian Vegan Lip Tint in Blessed, $5.49 at Eco Lips
These lip tints not only offer the perfect pop of color, they nourish your lips with babaçu and pracaxi oils along with cupuaçu butter. You can sport this rosy pink pick every day and everywhere.
Liptone Get It Tint S in 05 Oh My Rose, $9 at TONYMOLY
A super pigmented lip tint that stays put? Yes, please. The sheer, matte formula is also lightweight and moisturizes puckers thanks to a combination of rosehip, argan and jojoba oils.
Lippie Lingerie Matte Tint in Bare, $24 at Tarte
Looking for your-lips-but-better vibes? Try Tarte’s matte lip tint in one of several natural shades, like this cinnamon hue. Its hydrating formula boasts mango seed, cupuaçu and murumuru butters and firms as it protects.