Honestly, we have nothing against lipstick. Simply wearing it on its own already makes a statement and can change your entire look. It’s that powerful! But if it’s not really your cup of tea, NBD. We get it! Not everyone is into lipstick. Whatever the reason, whether your lips are too sensitive or it’s simply not your preference, there are always other ways to give your lips a natural pop of color. Our next go-to? Tinted lip balms.

Say what you will, but there are a bunch out there that’ll keep your lips in tip-top condition while enhancing your pout. So if you’re on the hunt, take a peek below! We’ll breeze through our 5 favorite formulas at the moment so you can narrow your search. Scroll to see!

1. Covergirl Colorlicious Oh Sugar! Vitamin Infused Balm, now on sale at P199 (limited time only) If your perpetually chapped lips are holding you back, give Covergirl’s Vitamin Infused Balm a whirl. This one has star ingredients like avocado butter, grapeseed oil, and Vitamins C and E that’ll soften and hydrate away any dryness with every swipe. Plus, it’s not heavy on the lips either! So feel free to pile it on whenever your lips need a boost for a smoother, more supple pout with a hint of a tint.

Mikah wears Covergirl Colorlicious Oh Sugar! Vitamin Infused Balm in Spice. Shop it here.

2. Fascy Tina Tint Lip Essence Balm, now on sale at P440 (limited time only) Don’t let the packaging fool you! From protecting your lips to melting dead, flaky skin, the Fascy Tina Tint Lip Essence Balm is more than just a lipstick look-a-like. In fact, this lip line is actually the best of both worlds if you want the vibrant, vivid shades and major staying power of a lipstick and the healing lip care of a balm. A glowing review even mentioned that it’s worked wonders for her sensitive lips. Worth a try!

Frankie wears Tina Tint Lip Essence Balm in Crimson Red. Shop it here.

3. Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow, P189 A cross between a balm and lipstick, this tinted crayon makes a great follow up to the OG Maybelline Baby Lips Balm. With just the right balance of moisture and color, these retractable chubby sticks deliver a gorgeous, natural flush of pigment that’s subtle enough for an everyday look. So if you’re keeping your eyes out for something that’s less in-your-face than a lipstick, this formula is the way to go. Cop it in 7 sweet hues for a nice glossy pop of color!

Larissa wears Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow in Raspberry. Shop it here.

4. Omi Menturm Kuchibeni Iranai Lip Balm, now on sale at P116 (limited time only) It might not look like much at first, but the Kuchibeni Iranai Lip Balm is far from your regular chapstick. Just give it a swipe and you’ll see the color shift from a sheer gloss to a natural pink before your eyes, leaving you with a tint based on your body’s chemistry. (How cool is that!) What’s more, it’s incredibly nourishing, too. Thanks to the high quality oils, Vitamin E, and sun protection packed in its formula, a tube of this stuff keeps your pout soft, smooth, and moisturized even beyond the surface. Not bad for a Japan bestseller of over two decades!

Yvonne wears Omi Menturm Kuchibeni Iranai Lip Balm in Tulip Pink. Shop it here.

5. Pili Lip Balm Tint, P340
Simple, straightforward, and gets the job done, Pili’s Lip Balm Tint hits all the right spots. It’s comfortable on the lips, leaves a barely-there tint, is made with an all-natural formula, and moisturizes with antioxidant-rich pili and elemi oil. All together, the formula rejuvenates lips to feel more firm, supple, and hydrated. What more can you ask for?

Claire wears Pili Lip Balm Tint in Blushed Pink. Shop it here.

Think you’ll switch out your lipstick for a tinted lip balm? Let us know in the comments, below!

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