There is, however, something you need to know if you want this product to work for you. The high pigmentation is a boon, but it also means that light and medium skin tones can't apply this the way you would a typical lip balm. So if you don't want a statement lip color, do one of two things: 1) get a lip brush and apply sparingly, or 2) instead of applying as you normally would, just lightly touch the stick to your lips a few times, then rub them together. It might feel a little weird at first, but it also means that one tint lasts three or four times longer than the average colored lip balm.
Tarte lip tint ($24) is by no means a new product, but it is one that definitely deserves some extra attention. These chubby little sticks are great lip moisturizers, and unlike most balms, you don't end up reapplying them constantly to keep your lips from drying out even more. The high pigment payoff and sheer formula also make the tint exceptional. The combination makes it so buildable that you can go from a sheer hint of color all the way up to a vintage crimson lipstick look with the same product.