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How Do I Choose the Best Tinted Lip Balm?

Tinted lip balm is available in a variety of colors.
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  • Written By: Lainie Petersen
  • Edited By: Melissa Wiley
  • Last Modified Date: 27 August 2014
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When you choose tinted lip balm, you should take into consideration its color, formulation, and application method. Other lip tint considerations include your lifestyle and brand preferences. In most places, tinted lip balm is readily available in a wide range of prices, so you may have the ability to sample many different types of lip tint without spending a lot of money. If possible, it is always a good idea to ask retailers if they can provide you with a sample of lip balm before you make a commitment to purchase a full-size item.

The major consideration in the purchase of a tinted lip balm is ensuring that the color is flattering to your complexion. If the color doesn't look good on you, the formula doesn't matter, as you will you probably naturally move away from that lip balm, leaving it to collect dust in your makeup drawer. Always make sure that any lip color flatters you as well as the various clothing colors that you normally wear.

You should also determine whether the tinted lip balm's formula is something that works for you. For example, if the lip balm contains ingredients to which you are allergic, wearing that product is going to be very uncomfortable. If you are concerned about sun exposure, you should definitely make sure that the lip gloss contains a sunscreen.

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For some people, the application method is very important when it comes to choosing lip makeup. Tinted lip balms come in a variety of forms, including tubes to be applied directly to the lips, as wand glosses, or in little pots to be applied with a finger or lip brush. A tinted lip balm that comes in a little pot is often fairly rich, which could offer significant protection to your lips, though it may be inconvenient to have to use a separate brush or your finger to apply the lip balm. Tinted lip balm that comes in a tube may have a waxier consistency than you like, though it is very convenient to apply. Wand-application lip gloss may provide you with the best of both worlds.

One significant consideration in selecting a tinted lip balm is the issue of flavor. Some brands flavor their tinted lip balms, while others do not. A flavored tinted lip balm can be pleasant but can also interfere with the flavors of foods and beverages and your ability to appreciate other scents. If this is a concern, choose an unflavored and unscented lip balm.

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