We don’t know who needs to hear this, but your beauty routine doesn’t have to be complicated. (Besides, life is already hard enough.) Instead, consider investing in a handful of multi-use beauty products — including the uber-versatile lip and cheek tint — to save time, effort, and energy when it comes to getting ready.
What’s more, these must-have beauty essentials are beloved by editors and professionals since they offer a beautiful and dewy wash of color on the face and lips. The result? An effortlessly glam look that actually requires minimal effort. “I always carry one of these products in my makeup bag because they are instant pick-me-ups,” says makeup artist Suzy Gerstein.
As you shop for the best lip and cheek tints, you’ll come across a range of formulas, including balms, liquids, gels, and creams. However, according to makeup artist Alexa Persico, choosing the best formula depends on your individual preferences. While Persico says liquid formulas offer a “long-lasting flush” and a “more natural finish,” she also notes that cream formulas are “easier to work with” since they’re known for their blend-ability. Regardless of which lip and cheek tint you choose, Gerstein recommends starting slow, working in thin layers, and blending as you go.
To help narrow down your (seemingly endless) options, we’ve rounded up the best multitasking cheek & lip tints of 2022, including beloved picks from BIPOC-owned brands, as well as budget-friendly drugstore staples and splurge-worthy finds.
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