3 Tinted Lip Balms That Work - By Celine Leong

3 Tinted Lip Balms That Work - By Celine Leong
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Find out which lip balm Celine Leong loves the most in her latest review. 

This month's review is on tinted lip balms! This is a picture of me without any lip colour on.  As you can see, my lips are pretty pale. Thus, tinted lip balms are perfect on my off-duty days and on airplanes/holidays as they give the much needed moisture while providing some colour on my lips.

The tinted lip balms swatched on my hand are (from top to bottom):

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm (Hibiscus)

Fresh Sugar Punch Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF15

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm (Curviest Caramel)

Fresh Sugar Punch Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF15
An ultra-nourishing tinted lip treatment that moisturizes, protects, and smoothes the lips while leaving a tropical red-orange tint. Beloved by everyone who tries it, including Hollywood elites.

Fresh Sugar Punch Lip Treatment (the original non-tinted version) is really well-known and highly raved. This is the only lip balm out of the three which has SPF in it. A total bonus for beach and summer holidays. I found the tropical red-orange tint a tad bright on my fair skin if I applied it too liberally and because of that, I found myself applying it rather sparingly. Hence, I did not find it moisturizing enough. Likewise, I probably would not rely on it for proper sun protection and would go for the non-tinted version instead.

Overall Rating: 3.5/5 Stars | Retailing at $36

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm
Tempt lips with a soft cushion of colour that's not quite sheer, not quite opaque-just the perfect happy medium. Loaded with mango and shea butters so lips feel comfortably soft and smooth.

This is my favourite! Clinique’s Chubby Sticks have been around for a long time. I’ve gone through a few of them before. They are intensely moisturizing while providing natural long-lasting lip colour. They go on really smooth and creamy without feeling heavy. This shade is a natural blush nude great for daily use. The colour is the most pigmented out of the three and lasted the longest. Even though it did transfer and leave stains on my cups, the colour still lasted after meals. I would call this more like a moisturizing lipstick than lipbalm.

Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars | Retailing at $28

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm
For just a hint of color and 8 hours of moisture. The Botanical Waxes in these softly tinted balms will take your lips to lovely in one pretty swipe.

It comes in six shades and the one that I tried was hibiscus. This is the least tinted out of all three tested. The colour is really sheer hence I don’t need a mirror when I put it on. Perfect for when I am rushed for time! If I felt I needed more moisturizing and more colour, I just applied a few more layers without worrying that it was too much. I also found it the most moisturizing out of the three even though it didn’t last the 8 hours it claims to. Those who are looking for something with more colour payoff may not like this as much.

Overall Rating: 3.5/5 Stars | Retailing at $20