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The Luxe Edit: 10 Best Tinted Lip Balms to Splurge On

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The Luxe Edit: 10 Best Tinted Lip Balms to Splurge On

On lazy, barely-there makeup days, trust a tinted lip balm to be by your side – delivering a healthy dose of nourishment with a hint of hue for understated yet flattering glam. These divine formulations go far beyond lending pigment to your pucker – tinted lip balms boast a harmonious blend of hydrating ingredients, including shea butter and hyaluronic acid, among other soothers. They leave your lips feeling ultra-smooth and supple, and they also double up as a cheek tint – consider a swirl along the cheekbones for a soft flush. We give you a curated collection of tinted lip balms that can, perhaps, replace the lipstick sitting pretty in your makeup pouch and are worth every penny.


Rating: 4.5
Price: INR 3,000
Available in 5 shades

PAT McGRATH LABS’ Lip Fetish hugs the contours of your lips, lending a luxurious, sheer layer that is both non-sticky and super-moisturising. The rich, creamy formulation also fights against free radicals, leaving your pucker feeling plump and protected. Apply one coat for a subtle tint and a few more strokes for a deeper finish.


Rating: 4.3
Price: INR 3,100
Available in 9 shades

Enriched with jojoba oil, olive oil, and avocado oil, Bobbi Brown’s tinted offering is ideal for those who desire a plumped pucker effect. The balm nourishes, conditions, and restores lip moisture, all while offering a flattering tint of colour that’ll suit all Indian skin tones.

Ayurvedic Goodness

Rating: 4.2
Price: INR 1,295
Available in 3 shades

If a satin-smooth finish is what you’re looking for, we’ve found you the perfect product. Boasting Ayurvedic ingredients such as organic coconut oil, pure cow’s ghee, and botanical infusions, Forest Essentials’ potent Lip Serum glides on and intensely conditions your lips.

24-Hr Hydration

Rating: 4.5
Price: INR 3,500
Available in 6 shades

Dior’s Addict Lip Glow promises day-long hydration and boasts 97% natural-origin ingredients for a nourished, supple pout. Lending a subtle flush of colour owing to its colour reviver technology, the balm strengthens the barrier function of your lips and enhances your natural glow.

Cult Classic

Rating: 4.1
Price: INR 2,200

Not a lipstick, not a lip gloss – Clinique’s cult offering features a luscious, balmy texture that gives your pucker a sheer, soft-shine finish. Suitable for all skin tones, the translucent pigment glides on like butter and can be worn under or over another lip colour, or by itself.

Editor’s Pick

Rating: 4.3
Price: INR 3,850
Available in 10 shades

If you’re looking to invest in a luxe, tinted lip balm, spend your money on the Givenchy Rose Perfecto for a pillowy-soft pucker. Imbued with rose oil, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, pink pepper, and shea butter, the couture lip balm lends lasting hydration and comes in a gorgeous leather casing, making it a collector’s item.

Vitamin C-Infused

Rating: 4
Price: INR 1,000

This cruelty- and paraben-free balm feels weightless on the lips and lends intense moisture with a subtle sheen. Offering the goodness of vitamins C and E and jojoba oil, this formulation smoothens and protects your lips while helping boost collagen production.


Rating: 3.7
Price: INR 1,299
Available in 4 shades

Moisturising and nourishing, Victoria Secret’s Color Balm Tinted Lip Conditioner features shades with flavours of watermelon, peach, pomegranate, and rose. Combining the hydrating properties of coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E, the formulation is easy to apply and super-gentle on your lips.

Lip Protectant

Rating: 4.1
Price: INR 1,775

Milani’s Rose Transforming Lip Balm relies on a unique pH technology that transforms the transparent formulation into a rosy tint when applied to the lips. Infused with rose oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E, this vegan and cruelty-free product deserves a spot in your makeup arsenal.

Highly Pigmented

Rating: 4.3
Price: INR 2,200
Available in 14 shades

Offering instant colour payoff while moisturising your pucker, Benefit Cosmetics’ California Kissin’ Colorbalm delivers on its promise of luscious, tinted lips. The hydrating lip balm is oh-so-smooth and glides on effortlessly for an understated, glamorous appeal.

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