Benefit Benetint, £25.50
Considered the original lip and cheek tint, Benetint continues to be one of the best on the market. Its sheer, liquid formulation glides onto skin for a beautiful wash of colour that’s both buildable and dewy. Tap it on with your fingers for a targeted glow, or buff in with a brush for an overall rosy tint. Apply to lips too for the same effect.
Available at LookFantastic.com
Code8 Express Lip & Cheek Colour, £27
This hydrating crayon is ideal for quick touch-ups, but also for chucking into your bag when time is of the essence. It has a balmy texture that gives skin and lips a wet-look sheen, while the suits-all colours are universally flattering. Easy to scribble on and blend with fingers, or a kabuki brush for a more amped-up look.
Available at CodeEight.com
Diego Dalla Palma Twist & Glow Lip & Cheek Stick, €25.50
Created to give skin a ‘beachy glow’ this handy stick has a creamy formulation that melts into the skin for pretty, flushed effect. It’s quite light in texture, so you may want to layer it up for more definition. Either way, you can expect a glossy, dewy veil of colour that’s seriously youthful.
E.l.f. Monochromatic Multi-Stick, £4.50
For those on a budget, look to e.l.f.’s compact multi-sticks. They can be used on eyes, lips and cheeks for a soft tint of pink. They blend from cream to powder, but never feel cakey or drying. The texture itself has a small amount of shimmer too, which adds dimension and warmth to both the skin and lips, with a plumping finish to boot.
Available at ElfCosmetics.co.uk
Lanolips Baby Rose Gold 101 Lip Ointment, £13
We love this reinvention of the original 101 ointment. Not only does it take care of dry skin (on the lips and face) with pure lanolin, it comes with a natural, just-pinched tint that’s both flattering and impactful. A true handbag hero, it’s also free from any chemical nasties and baby friendly, so sensitive skin needn’t worry about flare-ups post-use.
Available at CultBeauty.co.uk
Lilah B. Divine Duo Lip & Cheek, £40
Housed in a chic compact, Lilah B.’s long-wear stain blends effortlessly thanks to coconut oil, delivering a healthy-looking colour. The five shades on offer suit all skin tones and the colours persist for hours. Swipe onto your lips after dabbing a little onto your cheeks to pull the whole look in together.
Available at FreePeople.com
Olio E Osso Tinted Balm, £27
These cute balms are full of rich pigment that lasts, while the formula itself is full of beeswax and natural oils to keep skin and lips in great condition. Ideal for bare-skinned days, they blend beautifully. Even after the initial layer of colour wears away, you’ll be left with a pretty stain for the duration of the day.
Available at Azstory.co.uk
Rodin Luxury Lip & Cheek Oil in Red Hedy, £31
Rodin is well known for its hardworking beauty products and this multi-tasking oil is no exception. Infused with natural ingredients, this is suitable for all to use, while the lightweight, easy-to-blend oil gives unbeatable luminosity. The doe-foot brush makes application simple. We love the richness of Red Hedy, which looks vibrant but sheer when you sweep it onto the skin and lips.
Available at Net-a-Porter.com
Stila Complete Harmony Lip & Cheek Stick, £19
If you love Stila products, you’ll rate its new lip and cheek stick. Designed for ease, a magnetic lid adds to its luxury and on-the-go appeal. As for the formula itself, the weightless colour gives good coverage but with a creamy dry down that doesn’t crease or stick. Sweep it all over the skin, or apply it strategically (cheekbones, down the nose and cupid’s bow) for more of a contoured effect.
Available at BeautyBay.com
Trinny London Lip & Cheek Colour, £25
You can use these clever pots on your lids, lips and cheeks for a brighter, fresher appearance. The texture is matte, so once you’ve applied it, you’ll find there is no budge or slip. Plus, the density of the pot means it will last you for at least six months – if not more. Apply with a brush for all-over rosiness, or use your fingers to push the product into the lips for a more feathered effect.
Available at TrinnyLondon.com
Wander Beauty Carryon Lip & Cheek Gel, £21
Wander Beauty is new to the UK and we’re big fans of its simple yet effective range. This clever lip and cheek gel uses avocado and jojoba seed oils to plump and nourish the skin, while the sheer colour it provides is flattering for all ages and skin types. Scribble it on wherever you need a pinch of colour, then use your fingers to blend the colour. As it’s a gel, you may want to use a few coats for optimum coverage.
Available at Net-a-Porter.com
YSL Kiss & Blush, £22.50 (was £30)
A staple for years, these sleek little pots remain a must-have. Swept across lips and patted into cheeks, their velvety formula blends like a dream with a matte-yet-luminous tint that’s both modern and pretty. Available in an abundance of shades, there’s something for everyone to try here.
Available at Debenams.com