For lazy makeup junkies, a multi-purpose product is always welcome. In fact, the less steps in our morning routine, the better. That’s why we can no longer leave our houses without a fully-pigmented lip balm, the hard-working star of today’s Splurge vs. Save.
These lip-painting balms eliminate the hassle of applying a primer and a color in two steps, while still giving you the benefits of both. Kiss pale, chapped lips goodbye with our two faves below!

SPLURGE: Pixi by Petra Tinted Brilliance Balm, P790 For a hint of color and a dose of hydration, Pixi’s Tinted Brilliance Balm is our bet. This award-winning crayon blends together everything you could possibly want in a lip balm. First of all, the jojoba and castor seed oil in its formula makes for out-of-this-world nourishment. These same ingredients will also give you a deliciously glossy finish. But the real magic of the balm lies in its pigment: the color adjusts to the pH level of your lips! Once it wears off, you’re left with a flattering stain that’s uniquely (and literally) yours. Even Naya Rivera swears by its personalized tint.

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SAVE: Lioele Lip Color Stick, P280 For a vivid pop of color that won’t sacrifice moisture, go for Lioele’s Lip Color Stick. The price tag is a broke girl’s dream, but this affordable thrill is the farthest thing from “cheap.” It paints on color like a lipstick—rich, creamy, and opaque. It can also keep your lips flake-free for hours, while its high-shine finish creates the illusion of a plumper pout. In a nutshell: it looks like a lipstick, shines like a gloss, hydrates like a balm, and stays like a stain. For less than P300 a pop, we wouldn’t think twice about collecting all four shades.

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What’s your pick: Pixi’s celeb-approved chubby stick or Lioele’s pigmented crayon?

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