Low-maintenance lip products you need in your life
Just swipe and go
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / April 21 2020
Some days we’re all about the ol’ lip liner and a matte lipstick combo. Other days, we’re stuck in self-isolation because of a worldwide pandemic, and a simple swipe of low-maintenance lip gloss/balm/oil is All. We. Need.
Whether it be for that big meeting on Zoom, a Houseparty date (go you!), or just because, there’s a new slew of no-fuss lip products that are perfect for everyday wear. They deliver the right amount of colour, won’t create a harsh outline on your lips or require zillions of touch-ups after every meal or snack (‘cause that’s a lot of touch-ups). The best part? These guys are full of hydrating, nourishing ingredients, to make sure your lips stay moisturised and happy all day.
No matter what formula you’re into, there’s one here for you. Let’s go!
Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm in Perfect Pink 001
This could quite possibly be the chicest lip balm we’ve ever come across. Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm in Perfect Pink No. 001 combines a stunning pale pink lip colour with lip care to soothe, protect and plump the lips – thanks to shea butter, cranberry oil and hydrating hyaluronic acid. A definite staple for your new WFH situation.
Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss in Jaws
This hybrid treatment sits somewhere between skin care and lip gloss and we’re VERY into it. Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss in Jaws looks like a gloss (and delivers a juicy slick of colour) but acts like a balm in that it hydrates and plumps the lips. Sold.
Kiehl’s Love Oil for Lips in Midnight Orchid
This lightweight lip oil from Kiehl’s not only infuses your lips with a luxurious blend of coconut oil, moringa oil and acerola cherry extract, but it does so while making your lips look like a glowy ‘60s dream.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Sweet Mouth
Fenty Beauty's Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Sweet Mouth is the lip gloss you’ve been looking for your whole life. It’s a warm-toned, very light peachy colour with a pearlescent finish. It instantly makes your lips looks fuller, smoother, and the non-sticky formula is a total dream.
Elizabeth Arden Intensive Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick Tint SPF 15
How good is a sheer lipstick? Elizabeth Arden Intensive Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick Tint SPF 15 is basically a regular lipstick, lip stain and balm all in one. It comes in a handy lipstick-like stick formula, offers sheer colour similar to a stain and feels hydrating like a balm. We’ll take 10.
Salt by Hendrix Lip Butter in Rose
Salt by Hendrix’s Lip Butter in Rose is infused with the usual hydrating suspects like coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and argan oil, except unlike your usual lip butter it comes with a tint. The rosy hue stains your lips with just enough colour to make them look flushed and healthy.
Lanolips Baby Rose Gold 101 Ointment
Ultra-hydrating, dewy and non-sticky, Lanolips Baby Rose Gold 101 Ointment is like the O.G. ointment, but a little cuter and sassier. Ideal for a low-key makeup look, you can dab it onto your lips, cheekbones and eyes for that naturally flushed skin look.
Clarins Natural Lip Perfector in #16
Clarins Natural Lip Perfector is a lip gel/gloss hybrid that gives off a natural shade and lustrous shine. It’s sheer, but with that subtle hint of colour and shimmer, making it perfect to wear on its own.
Dior Addict Stellar Halo Shine in 384 Cherish Star
Dior Addict’s Stellar Halo Shine in 384 Cherish Star is the perfect soft pink nude that is both lightweight and shiny. It features a shimmer-packed core (in the shape of a star) that gives your lips an iridescent finish (without being too glittery and obvious).
Ultra Violette Sheen Screen SPF 50 Hydrating Lip Balm in Rose
Giving off a rosy mauve tint, Ultra Violette Sheen Screen SPF 50 Hydrating Lip Balm in Rose (it’s the most pigmented shade of the bunch) keeps your lips both hydrated and luscious with a cocktail of lanolin, shea butter and cacao seed butter. It also boasts SPF 50. No biggie.
Lancôme L’Absolu Mademoiselle Balm in 002
This tinted lip balm is both plumping and moisturising thanks to do-good ingredients like macadamia oil and peppery mint extract. Lancôme L’Absolu Mademoiselle Balm in 002 dresses your lips with a translucent shine finish for easy on-the-go application.
Alpha-H Absolute Lip Perfector in Nude Blush
This isn’t like your regular nude gloss. Alpha-H Absolute Lip Perfector in Nude Blush is an anti-ageing lip treatment designed to nourish and help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst providing a flattering nude tint.
Nudestix Magnetic Lip Plush Paint in Waikiki Rose
Featherlight and ultra-hydrating, Nudestix Magnetic Lip Plush Paint in Waikiki Rose delivers a blurred pop of coral colour, with a non-drying velvety texture. It’s perfect for when you’re in a pinch for time.
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.
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