Tinted lip balms are a god-send for busy people. They'll often help nourish your lips (always welcome during the colder months) and can usually be applied on the run. Back of an Uber with no mirror? No dramas - tinted lip balms will add some colour to your lips without as much risk of smudgy bits all over your chin.
Often avoided because they blur the line between lipstick and lip balm, tints are the dark horse of the lip world. You can have a subtle wash of pink, rose or plum without the impact a lipstick would give, plus if you're like us and often feel a bit washed out without lip colour, they'll bump up your natural lip tone in a subtle way.
Below, our favourite tinted lip balms in Australia, from nourishing options to gentle colour washes.
Mecca Lip De-Luscious Glide in Rose, $32
Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss'R Luscious Lip Balm in Latte Lips, $28
Dior Lip Glow, $52
Ultra Violette Sheen Screen, $25
Lanolips Tinted Lip Balm in Perfect Nude, $14.95
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Color Replenish Lip Balm, $49
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm, $12.95
Nars Afterglow Lip Balm in Orgasm, $43
RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Illusive, $55
Ilia Tinted Lip Balm in Europa, $42