Beauty Need Not Be Expensive Pt. 2: Our Top Fave High-Performing Lip Tints
If you're unaware, it's all about tints these days. Thanks to Korean dramas and their pop scene, most girls would rather wear tints than lipsticks.
Tints probably inspired gradient lips, which feature a juicy pop of color in the middle of your puckers. Korean girls normally wear tints in the middle of their lips for a doll-like look.
We've complied a list of some inexpensive but high performance tints for you:
This cheek stain's claim to fame is that Ellen Adarna can survive on this and eyebrow pencil. She uses the stain on her lips and cheeks. If your lips aren't overly pigmented, this will work on you.
Ever Bilena Advanced Lip and Cheek Stain (P 150), available at any Ever Bilena stores in all drugstores and beauty sections nationwide
At less than Php200 for a tube, this lip stain is definitely a good buy.
This lip tint is a favorite of YouTuber Anna Cay. I always make it a point to support local brands so I'm eyeing this in Bittersweet Magenta and Tango.
KJM Cosmetics Lip and Cheek Tint in Tango (P 110), available online
To order, go to their site. Their physical store is in Davao. The trick to using this it is to mix the shades to get even color.
Red is the most popular color of this tint but Cherry Pink is a nice one, too. This is another favorite of Anna Cay. Like most tints, it applies patchy so be ready to blend fast.
Tony Moly Delight Tony Tint in 3-02 Red (P 178), available on all Tony Moly stores in beauty sections and in BeautyMNL
Tip: Use lip balm before application.
This is The Body Shop's bestselling product in the Philippines. How many of you had this as your first makeup product? This gives a natural flush and isn't patchy.
The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain (P 795), available on all The Body Shop stores
The thing is that it might not show up on darker complexions and pigmented lips.