Remember when we used to wear makeup? Those were the days...
In my fancy free pre-isolation life, I was lipstick-obsessed. Had you stopped me anytime, anywhere, I could've pulled out at least six lipsticks from my pockets to show you. Triple that if you'd caught me carrying my handbag.
Now? I've forgotten all about lipstick. Sorry lipstick. These days, I'm into low maintenance lip balms and lip stains, or nothing.
If it's not intensely hydrating and super comfy to wear with enough pigment to cover my corpse-like translucent lips, I just don't want a bar of it.
*That's not to say I won't dust off my punchy matte lippies some day, but today is not that day.
If you and your usual go-to lipsticks are also on a break, you're in luck. Because I am a self-proclaimed tinted lip balm aficionado with extremely high standards and zero time for products that say they're tinted but aren't.
In other words, I've tried that many tinted lip balms and lip stains and only continue using the products that tick all the boxes.
So, from bargain to bougie, keep scrolling for five of my current favourite tinted lip products.