Tinted Lip Balms for Color and Conditioning



One of my favorite things about green beauty is that products are inherently nourishing and healing, even if they are mainly formulated for another purpose, like makeup. The botanical oils and butters that replace ingredients in conventional products (think mineral oil and other petrochemicals, emulsifiers, texturizers and fillers) are just what we need to protect and repair skin. Here we are heading into winter—a.k.a. lip balm season, and I’m feeling lucky to have so many choices in lip care that protect and hydrate while dressing up my lips with a bit of color. I can walk out the door bare faced with a messy bun in my hair and still feel put together if I have a favorite tinted lip balm on. That hint of color is everything.

Here are some beautiful tinted lip balms for color and conditioning that are healthy, nontoxic and super stylish. Get them for yourself or give as gifts this year.

W3LL PEOPLE Colorbalms — These slim sticks come in a handful of colors, with my favorite being coral, poppy and cherry. They feel weightless on lips, protect well and are long-lasting. The balms deposit a sheer, subtle color with a hint of shine. Think lipstick meets lipbalm, except you can apply easily on the go—no mirror required!

Hurraw! Tinted Lip Balms — Available in tinted shades, Hurraw! Tinted Lip Balms are flavored in Black Cherry or Grapefruit. The color payoff is the most sheer of any balms in this review. They bring a little life to lips without looking like you’re wearing anything. The lip balms are slightly glossy and truly nourishing.

Kari Gran Lip Whip in ‘Jolene’ — This is a cult favorite product among green beauty lovers, and the newest color release is named for Jolene Hart, a nutrition coach who writes about eating well for beautiful skin and health. There is nothing like the Lip Whip on the market, and you’ll become obsessed with the silky, nourishing formula. Jolene is my favorite color to date with it’s bright pop of pink and iridescent finish.

Kjaer Weis Lip Tints — Packaged in sleek refillable compacts, these lip tints come in beautiful colors that can be super sheer or layered for a more bold lip. Similar to the finish of something like Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioners but more substantial and creamy, these lip tints will dress up your lips while hydrating and repairing.

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  1. I am totally addicted to the Kari Gran Lip Whips! The heavy glass little jar they come in feels so elegant and the soothing whipped consistency is amazing – it was love at first use for me! I’m gifting the tinted, radiant & naked & Jolene versions to everyone from my daughter’s ballet teacher to my best friend. Kari Gran & her crew are also a truly lovely & funny group of people and it’s great way to support a woman-owned small business at the same time!

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About Susannah Compton

Susannah Compton is the founder and formulator behind Florescent, a line of 100% botanical perfumes she blends in small batches from organic and wild crafted aromatics. Plant-based skincare and cosmetics are a way of life for Susannah, who writes about clean beauty and the benefits of botanical ingredients for No More Dirty Looks, Thoughtfully Magazine and Integrity Botanicals. Florescent, however, is Susannah’s personal expression of healthy beauty. Susannah has been working with botanical aromatics for years, blending first for therapeutic purposes before delving into the art of perfumery. Having rarely experienced the depth and complexity of true botanicals in conventional perfume, she learned the art of blending and created what her heart desired — a scent that would move her the way perfume should. In search of those elevating, ethereal bouquets of scent, Susannah honed her skills behind the perfume bench. She launched Florescent in the spring of 2015 to share the lush experience and pleasing ritual of real perfume.