Tinted lip balms are the perfect hybrid of skincare and makeup. From sheer washes of color to super pigmented shades, there are so many options to choose from — but we found the best of the best! Click through our favorites as well as some of the most loved tinted lip balms on the market to find the perfect one for you.
Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm
This lip balm has been the talk of the town for a while now, and for good reason. It adds sheer, natural pigment to your lips while conditioning them with a non-sticky formula. It contains shea and murumuru seed butters and vegan waxes for added hydration. Plus, this balm has a light vanilla scent that isn’t too overpowering. Choose between three gorgeous shades and grab the untinted "Vanilla" tube for nighttime!
If you love Nivea for skincare and bodycare, you’ll definitely want to check out their tinted lip balms. They come in a variety of colors, including cherry, blackberry, peach, and strawberry. Overall, this budget-friendly, no-nonsense balm is easy on the eyes and your wallet.
This pick combines the precise application and color payoff of a lipstick with the moisturizing effects of lip balm. The "Black Honey" shade is notorious for suiting all skin tones and it has become a staple for makeup lovers. They even have a lighter version called "Pink Honey" if rosy tints are more your speed.
Keep your lips hydrated with this clean, vegan pick that won’t break the bank. The line features a clear shade as well as five tinted options to choose from. So, if you feel like using a moody berry one day and a light peach the next, buy a couple of tubes and switch things up!
Model Winnie Harlow’s skincare line, Cay Skin, has plenty of winners, but a recent one is the Isle Lip Balm. Unlike most tinted lip balms, this one offers sun protection and contains sea moss to help protect your skin’s moisture barrier. The "Irie Rose" and "Bad Gyal Berry" shades are sheer, yet stunning.
From the smooth texture to the spa-like scent, what’s not to love? Fresh has released lots of color options throughout the years, from nudes and pinks to bright reds and deep berries. The Sugar Lip Treatments are quite pigmented and great for those days when you want a bolder color, but don’t want to commit to a traditional lipstick.
Available in seven flattering shades, this K-beauty lip balm offers amazing hydration and powerful color payoff. The vegan formula creates a protective film on the lips to prevent moisture loss, which can help improve the appearance of your lips over time. If you want something with dramatic shine, definitely try out this balm from rom&nd.
Jessica Alba’s Honest Beauty collection features natural ingredients and vegan formulas you can feel good about wearing. In fact, her tinted lip balm is an absolute hit with Amazon customers (4.5 stars and over 18,600 reviews!), and it’ll be one of your favorites too. Enjoy a sheer wash of color as the antioxidant-rich acai extracts and avocado oil keep your lips healthy and moisturized throughout the day.
Alicia Keys’ Keys Soulcare line is a gamechanger. Her lip balm is described as "a silky, moisturizing, dermatologist-developed color-skincare hybrid lip balm." With ingredients like castor seed oil, avocado oil, shea butter, and more, you just know your lips will feel their absolute best. Choose between the line’s four shades.
This special salve is for more than just your lips. You can use it to moisturize your cuticles, hydrate dry patches, and apply it anywhere you’re in need of an emollient (think dry elbows and knees!). This pick is heavy on moisture and light on the tint and has a satin finish — great if you don’t want anything too glossy or shiny. "Wild Fig" is a very popular shade right now, as is "Lavender."
At just $4, this one is our least expensive pick, but it sure will make your lips pop! It comes in 11 rich shades as well as clear, and it combines shea butter, jojoba seed oil, and rosehip seed oil for ultimate hydration and a smooth texture. Plus, we love the unique exfoliating applicator!
Looking for a long-lasting punch of color? This affordable balm from Naturium has been compared to the Summer Fridays Butter Balm and it features shea and cupuacu butters as well as phyto esters (a 100% plant-derived lanolin alternative) to deeply condition your lips. Choose between four beautiful color options.