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Liquid lipsticks may be the hottest lip product of the moment, but there’s another camp of women who would go for a lip balm anytime. For those who want some colour on their lips to perk up their look, tinted lip balms definitely have their appeal.

Whether you’re in Team Lip Balm or simply want a moisturising lip product to act as a base for other lip products, this list will be helpful for you.

We are recommending 11 best-selling tinted lip balm under SGD36 so you’ll not break the bank while you flaunt your beautiful pout!

1. Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow

Why people love it: Apart from hydrating your lips with Vitamin E, these tinted lip balm will definitely wow you with how great they smell. Each of these flavours offers a different tint for you to choose from! Have your pick from an array of colours ranging from pinks to corals. It’s not just about how cute they look, many have also loved them for their excellent quality, which is said to be just as good as the famous Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm.

How to use:  If you are a fan of chubby sticks, this is definitely the product for you. Simply remove the cap and glide it onto your lips. If you’re going for a sharper look, use a lip brush for more precise application. Otherwise, it can be worn under a lip colour to prevent your lips from cracking.

Price: SGD9.90. Get it at major drugstores, or here.

2. Sephora Collection Kiss Me Balm

Why people love it: Named after sweets and fizzy drinks, the tinted lip balms in this line by Sephora make its way on to the list for being affordable yet cute, travel-friendly and great quality. Users have loved it for its rich pigments, as well as its attractive scents. Each of these egg-like balm comes in a different shade and scent, so we’re not surprised there are makeup junkies out there who want to collect them all!

How to use: The application is as simple as it gets. Glide the balm starting from the centre of your upper lip from one corner to another. Repeat the same step for your lower lip, and you are good to go!

Price: SGD14. Get it at Sephora.

3. 3CE Barbapapa Tinted Treatment Lip Balm

Why people love it: Indie Korean brand 3CE has always been known for their practical products loved by ulzzang (beautiful South Korean women) and their cute packaging – this tinted lip balm’s no exception! Users love the butter-like creaminess of this tinted lip balm, and its subtle pink tint looks universally flattering. Many have also sworn by it as a lip sleeping mask. All you have to do is apply a generous amount of it before going to sleep! However, there’s one drawback: it comes in a tub so you’ll have to use your fingers to apply the product, which may be seen as unhygienic by some.

How to use: Glide clean finger onto the lip balm and swipe it onto your lips.

Price: SGD19. Get it at Sephora.

4. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm

Why people love it: When you think of lip balms, Burt’s Bees’ signature is definitely one of the best out there. Sharing a similar formula with their bestseller, these tinted lip balm offers moisture as well as a wide variety of shades. Many love the great colour payoff and that it helps to prevent chapping with minimal reapplication.

How to use: Simply glide them over your lips – you’ll find that it’s very easy with or without a mirror.

Price: SGD20. Get it here.

5. Estelle & Thild Lip Balm

Why people love it: If you’re looking for organic options, this is it. From Estelle & Thild, this tinted lip balm is certified organic, and has a lightweight formula that is also non-sticky. The tinted lip balm range comes in three tinted shades (Peony Pink, Nude Blossom Beige, and Rosie Red) and a clear version. (Psst, our favourite is Peony Pink.)

How to use: Squeeze the tube gently to dispense a small amount of product, then glide it onto lips.

Price: SGD24. Get it at Sephora.

6. Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

Why people love it: This is a cult favourite that is loved by many because of how moisturising it is. Its crayon-like shape also makes it easy to get a precise application. The lip balms are very nourishing, thanks to the generous amount of shea butter in its formula. Users also love the subtle colours that allow them to achieve the MLBB (my lips but better) look.

How to use: Apply along the perimeter of lips and then fill in the rest with the product.

Price: SGD28. Get it at any Clinique counters or here.

7. Balance Me Shine On Tinted Lip Salve

Why people love it: Made of 100% natural ingredients, this is the one to go for if you need a heavy-duty lip treatment. It is raved about by those with chapped lips, and is said to help strengthen the skin on your lips over time. It is non-sticky and has a glossy finish. There are a few colours available, but only the Rose Blush shade, a subtle pink colour, is available at Sephora locally.

How to use: Squeeze the tube gently to dispense a small amount of product, then glide it onto lips.

Price: SGD30. Get it at Sephora.

8. Benefit Cosmetics Benebalm

Why people love it: If you love the colour of the classic Benetint from Benefit Cosmetics but find it too drying, perhaps Benebalm will be the answer you were looking for. Besides Benebalm, the Chachabalm, Lollibalm, and Posiebalm are also available. Many love how moisturising they are, and that they aren’t sticky upon application, thanks to their unique formula. No wonder it is one of the best selling lip products in Sephora.

How to use: Use it on your bare lips or over your favourite lip tint for an extra punch of colour.

Price: SGD31. Get it at Sephora.

9. Laneige Two Tone Tint Lip Bar


Why people love it: Laneige nailed the tinted lip balm game by releasing these eight shades of Two Tone Tint Lip Bar this year. Similar to their famous Two Tone Lip Bars, these lippies help you achieve the perfect gradient lips look in just one swipe. Users love that this new range of gradient lipsticks has an even more hydrating formula compared to the original, and that they can achieve the stylish gradient lips using just one product. Let’s appreciate how cute it looks too!

How to use: Place the side with the darker shade at the inner area of your lips and apply the product along your lips in one swipe. You can apply two to three layers to achieve a more vivid colour.

Price: SGD32. You can purchase it at all Laneige boutiques and counters, as well as Sephora and Zalora.

10. LAQA & CO Lip Lube Pencil

Why people love it: Users love that this lubricating tinted lip balm comes in a pencil form that allows precise application. Did we also mention that it is designed with a smart twist-up function? On top of delivering moisture, it also leaves a hint of mint on your lips, which many reviewers are addicted to. It delivers a glossy finish and sheer colour, which is not as intimidating for those of us who are new to lip colour.

How to use: Line the perimeter of your lips with the pencil and then fill in the entire lips.

Price: SGD32. Get it at Sephora.

11. Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment

Why people love it: The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment is probably the most popular product in the brand and has attained holy grail status in the hearts of many beauty enthusiasts. Like the original, the Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment also smoothens your lips with real sugar and protects it from UV rays with its SPF15 formula. You’ll also be happy to know that the range consists of many wearable colours which are highly pigmented.

How to use: Simply apply like how you would apply your lipstick. Apply when required.

Price: SGD36. Purchase it here or at all Fresh outlets.