Nothing looks prettier on a brisk cold winter's day than bare skin, a pop of pink blush and a hint of a tint on the lips. We've found the best skin-caring, nourishing lip tints that'll keep your pout perfectly peachy no matter what the weather throws at you.
1. By Terry Baume de Rose Nutri-Couleur: £35 for 7g, uk.spaceuk.com
A frosted glass pot and chunky silver lid, makes this the most luxurious, dressing table-worthy balm in the round up. A tinted version of the iconic Baume de Rose, it's packed with skin softening treats like essential rose flower wax, shea butter and vitamin E - a lip-saving blend to hydrate and smooth dry winter lips. Available in 6 shades, from soft and innocent baby pink Rosy Babe, to dark and alluring Bloom Berry.
2. L'Oreal Paris Glam Shine Balmy Gloss: £6.99, boots.com
These chunky crayons are sheer, ultra-light and moisturising, with just a hint of shine, but absolutely no stickiness. 'Mad for Pomegranate' is a pretty lip-bitten pinky red with a very subtle shimmery sparkle that catches the light, making lips look plump and pouty. It's easy to draw on and fill in with just a few swipes, no lip liner needed and available in six shades. It is Fragrance-free too for those that find highly scented lippies too overbearing.
3. Benefit Hydrating Tinted Lip Balms: £14.50 each for 3g, benefitcosmetics.co.uk
These come in four shades to match Benefit's existing cult classic lip and cheek stains. Lolli balm is a mauve-based candy pink worn alone for a nourished glossy lip or over lollitint for a stronger look. Posie balm, a pretty sugar pink, pairs up with posie tint, cha cha balm a mango coral shade goes with cha cha tint, and bene balm is a deeper rose red that works beautifully with benetint.
4. Dr Paw Paw Multi-purpose Soothing Balm: £6.95 for 25ml: love-makeup.co.uk
Slightly messier than a balm or tint in a lipstick bullet or crayon, however it's well worth it for the high level of serious lip nourishment Dr Paw Paw provides. The peach pink shade also gives a lovely nude Bardot-inspired lip and can be used on cheeks too. I also like a quick swipe across eyelids for a glossy winter eye.
5. Maybelline Baby Lips: £2.99, boots.com
Intensive lip nourishment and eight hours hydration, the Peach Kiss Baby Lips is an all-round flattering shade of nude to suit all skin types.
6. Butter London Lippy Tinted Balm: £15, butterlondon.co.uk
Medium coverage and semi-matte these give lips a very subtle hint of colour– try Strawberry Field for a red hint, while Toasted Marshmallow is a pretty nude.
7. Origins Drink Up Sugars: £16 for 15ml, origins.co.uk
Apricot kernel and avocado oils deliver a shot of intense hydration to dry winter lips, combined with a shimmery glossy hint of colour – there are six shades available, all soft nudes and pale dusky pinks. Sweet Plum is an ultra natural shade that just makes lips look cherry bitten. Orange peel, barley and wheat germ also protect further against the cold and sore lips.
8. Becca Beach Tint Lip and Cheek Stain: £16 for 15ml: £20 for 7ml, uk.spacenk.com
A water-resistant crème stain for lips and cheeks, this is a make-up bag staple for a quick and easy rosy-cheeked, pink-lipped, post-winter walk look. Available in eight wearable shades - 'Guava' and 'Watermelon' are my favourites.
9. Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balm: £5.99, boots.com
A surge of colour and moisture in one easy twist-up chunky crayon. Lightweight and smooth, apply two coats for more vibrant colour. It's also available in a whopping 15 shades – unusual for a tinted balm.
10. Burberry Lip Glow Balm: £23 for 4g, uk.burberry.com
A softening, moisturising, wash of colour, these balms are enriched with lavender, rose hip and tea extracts and nourishing oils and waxes to protect lips from dehydration. Semi-glossy and natural-looking they give a sheer hint of colour - Pink Peony looks bold in the tube, but is very wearable and pretty on drab winter days.
£23 for 4g, uk.burberry.com
For sheer luxury, try By Terry Baume de Rose with its chunky frosted glass pot and silver lid. If you prefer throw-in-your-handbag inexpensive, go for ultra-light and prettily sheer L'Oreal Paris Glam Shine Balmy Gloss. And for somewhere in the middle, you can't beat the beautiful Benefit Hydrating Tinted Lip Balms.
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