For days when you’re feeling the love for the ‘no make-up make-up’ look (tinted foundation, cream blush and a bit of mascara or similar), nothing finishes the look quite like a sheer lip colour. I’m a big fan of lip tints and I generally prefer ones that are a little on the pink side as I feel they brighten my face. Here’s my pick of the best ones:
I have this in a couple of colours and it’s a really lovely and easy to wear lipstick that you can wear sheer, or build up to quite an impressive gloss. My favourite shade is ‘Woppin’ Watermelon’ (although I seriously cannot bring myself to request it so I just say ‘that pink one, there’) but Chunky Cherry and Super Strawberry are also really lovely shades. I’m not alone in loving these as they sold out within days of their launch and none of the Clinique counters I visited appeared to know when they’d get more in stock – I was told that the main manufacturer had not prepared themselves for such high demand and these sticks are still really popular now. RRP £15.
2. Max Factor Xperience Boutique Sheer Gloss Balm
3. Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm
4. Dior Rouge Serum
We had the sheerest and the most vibrant preceding this one which I’d say is bang in the middle. It comes in 4 shades and is a lipbalm with colour added, as opposed to a lipstick with balm added. By this I mean that it’s main objective is to moisturise lips, which it definitely achieves, with the added bonus of a little bit of colour. The 4 shades are very pretty and my favourite is Pink Blossom. RRP £5.99