Imagine what your lips look like after eating a bright cherry popsicle. That’s what a lip tint looks like — and why we love them. They give a really beautiful colour that looks natural, lasts a long time, feels weightless, and is so easy to apply. Find the best lip tint in Singapore now.
- What’s the difference between a lipstick, lip tint, and lip balm?
- What’s the best way to apply a lip tint?
- Lip tint hacks
- Best Lip Tint Singapore
- Benefit Benetint Cheek and Lip Stain
- ELF Cosmetics Radiant Gel Lip Tint
- Etude House Dear Darling Water Lip Tint
- Laneige Tattoo Lip Tint
- Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint
- Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Noni Lip Tint
- Sephora Lip Stain Metal
- The Balm BalmJour Creamy Lip Stain
- YSL Beauty Rouge Per Couture Vernis a Levres
- MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Varnish Cream Lip Stain
- Laneige Stained Glasstick Stain
- Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint
- NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Lip Dye
- Tarte Lippie Lingerie Matte Lip Tint
- Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Lip Lacquer Liquid Tint
- Clio Mad Matte Lip Tint
What’s the difference between a lipstick, lip tint, and lip balm?
Lipsticks are generally made of wax, which give them that smooth texture and create all sorts of different finishes. Lipsticks can be cream, matte, velvet, suede or sheer — depending on what’s mixed with the wax.
Lip balms also contain wax, but have less pigments. They’re primarily meant for moisturizing the lips, although tinted lip balms give a very subtle hint of colour.
LIp tints (sometimes called lip stains) have a higher liquid content and have lots of pigment that stick straight on the lips. It’s like ink for the lips, and they’re meant to give you lots of colour but still let your lip texture show through. Since they have less wax they won’t smudge or fade once you apply.
What’s the best way to apply a lip tint?
Once you apply a lip tint, it’s hard to get it off — so you have to work fast to blend and fix it.
If you want a blurred lip, dot it in the middle of your mouth and then blend with your fingers. If you want more precision, tap the tip with a small lip brush and apply like you would any other lipstick. We also like using lip brushes to get lip tint into the corners of the mouth or fill in the cupid’s bow.
Very liquid lip tints can get on your teeth too, so blot it right away with tissue.
Lip tint hacks
- Use lip tint as a lipstick base. Apply it over lips, let it dry, then apply a similar lipstick shade on top. Even if your lipstick fades, you’ll still have a pretty stain on your lips.
- Use lip tint to correct your lip colour. Orange and orange-red lip tints can brighten up dark lips, while pink lip tints can add warmth to pale lips.
- Use lip tint under nude lipstick. It’ll add a different undertone that changes the way your lipstick looks.
- Use lip tint under lip balm. The colour lasts longer, and won’t smudge when you reapply your balm.
- Use lip tint on your cheeks. Just make sure to add lots of moisturizer and blend really quickly. One of our fave ways to add a bit of colour when we’re only wearing sunscreen or tinted moisturizer.
- Fake a lip tint effect. You can use ANY pigmented lipstick to create that blurred, stain lip. Just blot out, reapply, blot, and then reapply. You remove all the waxes and oils and leave lots of layers of pigment.
Best Lip Tint Singapore
Benefit Benetint Cheek and Lip Stain
Shop it now: $31, Sephora
This Holy Grail lip tint leaves a universally-flattering rosy pink stain on your lips and cheeks. It’s easy to blend, lasts all day, and the small bottle fits into travel kits and your every day makeup kit. Allure magazine editors say: “This kisses skin with a sheer flush of color that looks natural and sexy. Just blend swiftly to prevent streaking.”
3CE Velvet Lip Tint
Shop it now: $23, Sephora
One of the most popular Korean lip tints on Sephora! It has 4.5 stars and over a hundred reviews that say it’s the best lip tint Singapore! Fans love how it goes on like a lip tint, but dries to a diffused powder finish that mimics your favorite matte lipstick. It also feels very light and comfortable, so if you like the matte look but not the matte feeling, try this.
ELF Cosmetics Radiant Gel Lip Tint
Shop it now: $10.50, Shopee
One of the most affordable lip tints in Singapore — but fans say it looks perfect on their lips and feels like they’re wearing no makeup at all. Its hydrating formula, enriched with rosewater and Vitamin E, help keep your lips stay soft and smooth. Once it dries, apply lip gloss for extra shine.
Etude House Dear Darling Water Lip Tint
Shop it now: $9.90, Etude House
This popular Korean lip tint won a Soko Glam KBeauty Award. It has a great shade range that includes pinks, oranges, reds and even a deep plum. Use one layer for a sheer, just-bitten effect or tap on several layers for more intense and long-lasting colour. For its price and colour payoff, it’s one of the best lip tint Singapore!
Laneige Tattoo Lip Tint
Shop it now: $32, Sephora
It’s the best of both worlds: that rich, satin finish of your favourite lipstick but in the light and long-lasting formula of a lip tint. The warm shades flatter all skin tones and can be worn every day, every where. The applicator also has a sharper tip, to make it easier to apply in corners or in the Cupid’s bow.
Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint
Shop it now: $49, Sephora
One of the best lip tints for dry lips! Its special olive oil complex, Vitamin E and other moisturizing ingredients help soothe cracked or flaky lips, while leaving a natural pinkish glow. The only down side: Sephora Singapore only carries a few shades, which work better on lighter skin tones.
Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Noni Lip Tint
Shop it now: $33, Sephora
Lip tints in a pot are less convenient to use (you’ll need a brush, because dipping your fingers is messy and unhygienic). However, you get a lot more product for your money — this little jar will last you over a year! This deep berry shade suits all skin tones and looks very sexy too! Definitely one to wear to a party or date night. It’s also vegan and natural! See how it looks like your lips, but better:
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Sephora Lip Stain Metal
Shop it now: $20, Sephora
Bored by lipstains in pinks, reds and nudes? Check out Sephora’s trendy and unique shades, including blue, green and gold! The metallic finish and unusual colours help you create bold makeup looks while still pampering your lips.
You can also find a few every day pinks and browns, of course, but this is one lip tint that dares to be different — so you can, too.
The Balm BalmJour Creamy Lip Stain
Shop it now: $26, Sephora
Can it get better than this? This claims to be the next generation of lip product: starts as a gloss, delivers the pigment of a lipstick, has a soft, creamy texture, and finishes as a stain. Check out swatches and this review
YSL Beauty Rouge Per Couture Vernis a Levres
Shop it now: $52, Tangs
This luxe lip tint gives you all the shine of your favourite lip gloss with the staying power of a stain. While it’s expensive, you can really feel and see the difference. It doesn’t feel sticky or heavy on your lips, and you get a lot of colour payoff that lasts all throughout the day.
The shade range is also timelessly classy and universally wearable. You’ll use this lip tint every single day, for work and special occassions, simply because it looks so good and feels so good. Definitely worth the splurge!
MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Varnish Cream Lip Stain
Shop it now: $39, MAC counters island-wide
We are seriously obsessed with MAC lipsticks, because that brand understands lip colour in a really special way. For decades, they’ve set the trend on colours, finishes and new ways to rock the lip. At the same time, some of their colours have stood the test of time — to this day, Chili and Russian Red remain on every true beauty editor’s Top 10 Lipsticks list.
So you have to pay attention to this brand’s lip tint range, which again breaks ground by giving you lots of pigment and an always-wet finish. What that means: you always look like you just applied your lipstick. It stays fresh and perfect, and even 12 hours later, fades to a pretty stain. We want ALL the shades.
Laneige Stained Glasstick Stain
Shop it now: $34, Sephora
If you watch Kdramas, you know the trope about the pretty-but-innocent heroine. She’s sweet, a bit of a tomboy, and doesn’t work too hard to look good, but somehow does. But when she needs a bit of confidence, she wears lipstick. Well fun fact: Laneige works with a lot of Kdramas, including Clean With Passion For Now.
To get that natural tint that looks like your own lips, apply one coat. For that dramatic entrance worthy of a Kdrama heroine, wear several coats.
Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint
Shop it now: $21.90, Watsons
Torn between a subtle lip stain or a high impact liquid lipstick? Revlon lip tint lets you do both. One swipe and you get barely-there, my-lips-but-better colour. Add a second or third layer, and you’ve got bold statement lips. Either way, your lips are infused with nourishing ingredients that keep them soft, smooth and moisturized all day.
NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Lip Dye
Shop it now: $18, DesertCart
This long-wearing lip tint will survive a workout, a buffet, a romantic kiss — you name it. It has a matte finish and bold colours, so you can create absolutely any makeup look.
Tarte Lippie Lingerie Matte Lip Tint
Shop it now: $34, Sephora
Looking for a matte nude liptint? You’ll find the perfect shade in this collection. It also has nourishing ingredients like mango seed, cupuacu, and murumuru butter to keep your lips soft and smooth. Check out the swatches:
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Lip Lacquer Liquid Tint
Shop it now: $76, Sephora
This luxury lip tint contains precious pulverized pearls, for soft and sophisticated sheen. Sephora reviews say that it smells like a cookie! It doesn’t last as long as other lip tints, but the finish is worth the extra effort to reapply.
As you can tell from these pics, the colours are really pigmented and look great on all skin tones. While it’s pricey, it’s one of the best lip tint Singapore!
Clio Mad Matte Lip Tint
Shop it now: $18.90, Shopee
Love the look of matte lipstick, but hate how it makes your lips feel like sandpaper? Try this popular Korean lip tint. The oils nourish and hydrate your lips, and the formula dries to a powdery finish.