Offering nourishing benefits and a wash of sheer, pretty colour, tinted lip balms are the ideal addition to any beauty bag. Editor Trudi Brewer shares her favourite shades.
Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector, $38.
Promoting lip fullness thanks to hyaluronic acid, while wild mango, vitamin E and shea butter offer brilliant hydration. But why are we addicted to this balm? It's the mineral pearls and 3D radiance pigments that show off lips in the very best light.
There are six shades pictured here No. 01 Rose.
Natio Antioxidant Lip Shine, $16.
This liquid-like shine is a blend of shea butter, jojoba seed oils, sweet orange and grapefruit peel oils, that once spun with mica pigment powders you get three pretty shades, Bliss, Love and Grace.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sheer Tint Lip Protectant, $43.
One of the powerhouse skin healers is Elizabeth Arden Eight Hours Cream, which celebrates a milestone birthday this month, 88 years in fact. Did you know they make a banging tinted lip balm as well as the hard-working slave. It's stacked with vitamin E an essential SPF 15 as well as the famous petrolatum and skin-soothing beta-hydroxy combo that heals skin aliments fast. This multi-purpose beauty buy comes in four shades, pictured here Blush.
Clinique Pep Start Pout Perfecting Balm, $42.
Dry lips have no chance against this moisture-boosting balm. No need to constantly top up with this balm, the effects of the barely-there tint and nourishment lasts for hours.
Wear it alone or under lipstick for an extra moisture boost. There are four, pretty shades, as well as sheer. Pictured here Cherry.
Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15, $35.
Free from petroleum-derived products ingredients, and stacked with the best from 'Mother Nature' including carrot seed oil, avocado, coffee seed, blackberry and green tea leaf extracts, while crisp, lemon peel oil offers that tasty zing. Available in four shades: Crush (sheer berry), Buff (sheer nude), Original (translucent), and Flirt (peachy pink).
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm, $16.
This luxe-y balm is loved by models, beauty writers and makeup artists across the globe (and it has the beauty accolades to prove it). With a base of beeswax and zero nasties (that's no parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS), just pure goodness - nourishing Shea Butter and healing vitamin E. This 100 percent natural balm is delicious.