Robb Recommends: Moisturising tinted lip treatments

Kissable lips attained

Our lips, devoid of moisture-retaining sebaceous glands, can easily become dry, crack, and flake. Ironically, licking our lips for relief worsens dryness despite seeming like a quick fix. This highlights the importance of using lip balm, a simple yet effective solution often overlooked. Proper lip care not only improves appearance by adding a youthful sheen but is also crucial for overall lip health. Here, we spotlight our favourite moisturising tinted lip treatments that hydrate whilst adding a tint for a youthful glow.

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Dior Lip Glow Oil

The Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil has become a worldwide sensation, celebrated for its dual power to both protect and beautify lips. This genuine care product, enriched with cherry oil, offers immediate and lasting nourishment, protection, softness, and revitalisation, naturally enhancing the lips’ colour. Its unique, non-greasy, and non-sticky oil formula delivers unprecedented shine, smoothing the lips with a delicate glow. While a clear gloss option is available, the subtly tinted varieties are recommended for a natural, healthy look—think of it like a blush on the cheek.


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Dior Lip Glow

Unlike the Dior Lip Glow Oil, this iteration comes in a stick form. What comes through is its objective to moisturise and bring colour to our puckers. The key difference lies in its formulation, comprising of 97 per cent natural-origin ingredients like cherry oil to help reconstruct and strengthen the natural barrier function of the lips. Additionally, it boasts a colour reviver technology, reacting with the moisture level of the lips to reveal a custom colour and subtle shine that lasts up to six hours.


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Charlotte Tilbury Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick Balm

A triple threat, the Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick Balm plumps, hydrates, and brings a “happy” glow to the lips. Like its moniker suggests, it boasts hyaluronic acid, famed for its moisturising properties. Alongside c-peptide, glossy ester, and an array of hydrating butters, the nude-pink lip balm also benefits lips that lack lustre, and are susceptible to fine lines.

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Nars Afterglow Lip Balm

Similar to the aforementioned, this Nars iteration offers all the benefits of a tinted lip balm. However, it does so sans alcohol and fragrance. Featuring a Monoï Hydrating Complex, a blend of coconut oil, gardenia tahitensis flower extract, and squalene, it naturally saturates the lips with a surge of hydration and colour.