A while ago, some of you requested for recommendations for lip tints. Below are some that I know of.
1. The Body Shop Cheek and Lip Tint: available in two colors – a plain matt pinkish red and a shimmery golden bronze, this is my pick of the pack. Retailing at 700/- for a tube, it is a little exorbitant but worth every penny and I think the best product you could buy from TBS (yea, I would rate this even higher than their Body Butter). I have the plain matt pink, it never feels dry, and gives a super pretty color. Read review here.
2. Bourjois Rouge Hi-Tech Lip Tint: Has 4 shades – Rose Pixel (red), Cyber Cassis (vivid pink), Neo Caramel (light brown), Digitale Praline (very dark brown). They are little quick dying, and also feel a little dry on the lips but I love the color selection. I have the Rose Pixel. This costs 500/-. (on a side note the packaging is very very cute - see image)
3. Lakme Cheek and Lip Tint: This tint looks better on the cheeks than the lips. While this is the most economical of the lot, it is also the most difficult to apply. Sells for 240/- (or maybe used to, with Lakme increasing its rates faster than you can breath, it could be that this is more expensive now). Read review here.
1. Tints are to your face what a Bikini is to the body – it will showcase and make you look fab, but if you have imperfections, it will also highlight those – including bad application technique. So practice using these at home. It will pay off.
2. Never apply tints to dry lips. The color will be patchy and will emphasize line. Lips need to be in top shape for this. Exfoliate lips well a night before and apply a thick layer of balm.
3. Tints can be dry to feel by themselves. Be prepared for that sensation. Do not apply lip balm on top, it will dissolve the tint.
4. They can be used as an under base for lipstick, so when it wears off, you still have color on your lips
5. Tints take a few seconds to dry and develop their color. So be patient or else you will end up with too much color. Apply a thin layer. Wait. If you need more color then layer over, tints are buildable.
6. For the cheeks: again work with a well exfoliated cheek, work fast, take a dab of the tint on your index finger and blend – furious and fast. Tints stain very quickly. You don’t want to have color in spots.
7. Always use tints on the cheeks before the foundation – powder or liquid – and after moisturiser. It will look more natural.
8. Avoid tints on the cheeks if you have a lot of acne or spots. The color tends to settle into open pores and dark spots making your make up splotchy and the imperfection more obvious.