Not a big fan of heavy, creamy, matte lipsticks? But then you also think light lip glosses or simple lip balms aren't doing it for you. The solution is simple: lip tints are the way to go, sister!
If you haven't heard, lip tints, or sometimes called lip stains, are all the rage in beauty lately, and not just in Asia too. It has also started to gain popularity in Western countries, even high-end makeup brands in America and all over the world have started their own collection of lip tints. Everybody is simply obsessed with its gradient effect that makes lip tint users look youthful with barely-there makeup.
The big difference between lipsticks and lip tints is the material in which they are made of. While lipsticks contain waxes and oils that let it slip and glide smoothly over your lips, lip tints, on the other hand, are usually liquid or gel-based, and sometimes has a foamy texture. There may be specially-formulated lipsticks out there that last almost 12 hours tops, but lip tints? They are a whole other story. If it promises it lasts all-day long, we're telling you, it really does last all-day long. Even after the watery base has evaporated, the pigment remains on your lips.
Another benefit lip tint has over lipsticks is that it doesn't transfer from your mouth to another surface so you don't have to worry about staining that cup or glass whenever you're drinking coffee or wine. It makes you look like your normal self with the volume turned up.
One swipe of the product goes a long way so buying one small bottle could last months.
In case you're still not sold that lip tints are what's best for you, here's a list of products that will convince you otherwise.
1. Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint
Etude House is a Korean beauty brand that's been gaining more popularity over the years. Since lip tints originated from Korea, yep, you guessed it right, they have one of the best lip tint products out there.
Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint is very pigmented that it almost feels like a lipstick but the only difference is that it doesn't feel heavy at all. Upon application, it will feel slightly sticky like a thick gel but once it dries down, you will feel moisturized and your lips will be looking as red as an apple.
The color will stay for so much longer than you expect and it will keep your lips soft and plump. It has a slightly sweet taste and smell that's not too overpowering. Reviews also claim that it lasts all day long with very minimal retouch. And when it wears out, it doesn't settle into fine lines but instead fades out evenly.
This item comes in a small popsicle-shaped bottle that will really catch your attention at first glance just because it looks so cute and aesthetic.
They sell out pretty quickly at PHP 264 so you better cop one out quick now!
2. the SAEM Saemmul Wrapping Tint
Another one of Korea's best lip tints is from the brand the SAEM and it's a wrapping tint. It's almost like a temporary tattoo on your lips and it can hold up through coffee, lunch, dinner and even shower!
This is slightly different from the usual liquid tints that's applied and all ready to go. It can be little tricky to put but it shouldn't be much of a problem.
You carefully apply a thick layer to your lips and wait for 10 up to 15 minutes for it to dry. Finally, gently peel off the top layer starting from the edges of your lips. Then for good measure, put some gloss or balm on top of it and voila your lips are looking naturally tinted and shiny all day long.
For as slow as PHP 355, you have a smudge-proof, waterproof, non-drying, natural-looking lip tint. Sometimes, it doesn't even wear out until the morning of the next day. And best of all you can choose from so many different shades depending on your mood and personality.
3. Benefit Cosmetics Posietint Cheek & Lip Stain
Want to hit two birds in one stone? Who doesn't, right? Well, this is the perfect product for you then because aside from serving as a lip color, now you can match your cheeks with it too.
Benefit Cosmetics Posietint Cheek & Lip Stain is a poppy-pink tinted cheek and lip stain that offers to brighten your cheeks and lips with a cheery flush.
Despite the Barbie pink look it has outside, this product will really perk up your dull skin and it looks very flattering on Filipino skin too. You will look awake, fresh and ready to conquer the world all day long.
4. The Face Shop Watery Tint
One of the brands that Filipino's have learned to love because of their quality and effective products is The Face Shop and thankfully, with their collection of lip tints, they didn't disappoint and successfully delivered the type of quality everybody expected from them.
The Face Shop Watery Tint's claim to fame is its transfer-proof quality. It has moisturizing ingredients that nourish the pigments on the lips. It can be both be gradient or full-coverage depending on the look you want to achieve.
This formula lasts all day long and the moist mousse texture dries to a pretty flattering hue and most of all it doesn't leave a sticky, greasy feel on your lips. It only costs PHP 250!
5. Vice Cosmetics Lip and Cheek Tint
All throughout Vice Ganda's career, she's been serving looks left to right so when she came up with a makeup line of her own, it was the talk of the town. One of her products is a Lip and Cheek Tint that promises you a gandang fresh look!
For only PHP 145, it's one of the cheapest lip tint options out there with the most promising quality. It is specially formulated to blend easily on your lips. It is nondrying and intensely pigmented for long-lasting vibrant color that stays put. It is so lightweight that you won't even feel like you're wearing anything, but on the outside, you're looking fresh as a newly-picked grape. It also has a sweet taste, and it smells like cotton candy.
The best news of all is that this product is guaranteed cruelty-free, paraben-free and PETA certified. It's also safe for our dear vegans out there. Looks like Vice really went all out here.
6. APIEU Water Light Tint 2018
It's always tradition to save the last for the best so for without further ado, we present you APIEU Water Light Tint 2018.
Now, lip tints usually have a gradient matte effect on the lips and often times, people like to add a little lip gloss to have a shiny effect. Afterall, it always looks more healthy like that. With this product, you can have both in one bottle. It's light, hydrating and intensely pigmented. Everything you've ever wanted in a lip stain. It has a lovely smell and the texture feels amazing too. It creates a moisturizing luster without the feeling of stickiness like a lip gloss would give and it lasts for hours on end.
This comes in a holographic shiny bottle and there's plenty of different shades to choose from.
It may be pricey for a lip tint at PHP 360 but it's definitely worth the buy!
Now you can say goodbye to the heavy, sticky feeling your lipstick gives you because lip tint is your new go-to.