My latest videos

Cheat That Perfect ‘Glazed Skin’ Look

Cheat That Perfect ‘Glazed Skin’ Look

Travel Bag Beauty Favourites and Chat (including a Ted Talk!)

Travel Bag Beauty Favourites and Chat (including a Ted Talk!)

Natural Luminous Skin with a Painterly Pout

Natural Luminous Skin with a Painterly Pout

Sex Education 'Eric' Look with Ncuti Gatwa and Guest Artist Emily Bilverstone

Sex Education 'Eric' Look with Ncuti Gatwa and Guest Artist Emily Bilverstone

Bigger Brighter Eyes - A Fresh Spring Makeup Look

Bigger Brighter Eyes - A Fresh Spring Makeup Look

My Book

My Book

Follow me on Instagram

My portfolio

Vogue Germany - Paul Wetherell - 2022

Vogue Germany - Paul Wetherell - 2022

Vogue Germany - Paul Wetherell - 2022

Vogue Mexico - Nico Bustos - 2022

Vogue Mexico - Nico Bustos - 2022

Balmy Brights - easy-to-wear lipsticks that suit everyone

15 Apr 2015 - Share →

I’m always on the lookout for pretty, comfortable, easy-to-wear lipsticks that I can apply on-the-go and recently, with a diary full of 5am wake-up calls, I’ve been reaching for Clinique’s Chubby Stick Baby Tint (2 and 4). Like a modern tinted lip balm, it’s got enough pigment to keep me happy on days I don’t want a completely bare lip but need natural-looking, low-maintenance colour. Each of the four shades cleverly adapt to your skin’s pH to boost your natural lip colour, so they suit all skin tones (I’ve been using the rosy pink Budding Blossom). Plus they’re full of skin-loving ingredients like vitamin C, shea butter and jojoba seed oil to give lips a hit of hydration alongside a pop of pick-me-up colour.

Whether you’re a lipstick novice or bright pout aficionado, balmy brights like these suit just about everyone. They’re the lip equivalent of cream blushers - lightweight and low-maintenance, adding subtle colour and a healthy sheen. But the real beauty is that they’re quick, easy and effortless to apply - you can even swipe them on without a mirror.

If you like bright lip colours, Bare Minerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balms (1, available in eight shades) have a soft, buttery texture that glides onto lips. The pigments are long-lasting but non-drying thanks to added vitamin E and passion fruit seed oil. Lancome Shine Lover lipsticks (6) have a similar balmy texture - they feel really moisturising and the bright shades instantly light up tired complexions (French Sourire is my go-to after a late night). I also like Burberry Lip Glow Balms (3, available in three summery shades) which go on sheer but can be layered for a stronger hit of colour. If you have thin lips, dab a little extra at the centre for the illusion of a fuller pout.

For a subtler finish, Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms (7) are kit favourites - the sheer, flattering colours are as effortless as you can get plus they offer really good hydration, with 100% natural ingredients. Benefit Benebalm (8) has just the right amount of pigment to leave lips looking naturally flushed while added mango butter keeps them soft. And for a purse-friendly option, I like Maybelline Baby Lips balms (5) - they come in tons of different shades and leave low-maintenance colour in a single speedy swipe.

Let me know if you’ve tried any of the above, or if you have any balmy lip favourites of your own!

Top image
Anja Rubik shot by Cuneyt Akeroglu for Vogue Turkey. Makeup by me.

Product shades
1 Bare Minerals Pop of Passion Lip-Oil Balm in Youthful Pink
2 Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint in Budding Blossom
3 Burberry Lip Glow Balm in Orange Poppy
4 Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint in Coming Up Rosy
5 Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me
6 Lancôme Shine Lover in 314 Spontanee
7 Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom
8 Benefit Benebalm

 

See more

Lisa Loves -  Make Up - 

New Arrivals

Pink Moon (Elevated Glow Highlighter)

Pink Moon

Elevated Glow Highlighter

£27.00

Add to bag
Velvet Petal (True Velvet Lip Colour)

Velvet Petal

True Velvet Lip Colour

£26.00

Add to bag
Petal (Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss)

Petal

Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss

£18.00

Out of stock
Affair (Enhance and Define Lip Pencil)

Affair

Enhance and Define Lip Pencil

£19.00

Add to bag
Velvet Intrigue (True Velvet Lip Colour)

Velvet Intrigue

True Velvet Lip Colour

£26.00

Add to bag
Dragon (Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss)

Dragon

Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss

£18.00

Add to bag
Velvet Cinnabar (True Velvet Lip Colour)

Velvet Cinnabar

True Velvet Lip Colour

£26.00

Out of stock
Cinnabar (Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss)

Cinnabar

Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss

£18.00

Out of stock
Velvet Blush Lightly (True Velvet Lip Colour)

Velvet Blush Lightly

True Velvet Lip Colour

£26.00

Add to bag

Keep in touch

Join my mailing list to receive the latest about new videos and products.