I Traded In My Lipstick For This Tinted Balm and Just Might Never Go Back

POPSUGAR Photography | Krista Jones
POPSUGAR Photography | Krista Jones
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When it comes to my makeup routine, I'm definitely a less is more kind of girl. A tinted moisturizer and a touch of mascara are all I need before I leave the house. I do love lip colors, but I feel like glosses and lipsticks are always just one touch too heavy or thick for me. Tinted lip balms are my bread and butter when it comes to lip products, and my new favorite one just might replace everything else in my arsenal.

The brand-new Ilia Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm ($28) comes in eight shades, and I'm already obsessed with three of them. I was lucky enough to get a little preview of them ahead of time, and I can't tell you how much I love them.

It feels soothing and soft on my lips, like I'm actually getting moisture.

The color is consistent and vibrant, without feeling thick, heavy, or just overbearing. It feels soothing and soft on my lips, like I'm actually getting moisture. Not only does the color not wear off, but hours later, I still have a fresh pink pout. One of my favorite things, though, is that sometimes lip balms or tints can build a residue in the corner of my mouth (we've all been there), and this one does not. I can apply it and head out (with a face mask on!), and it still looks and feels perfectly fresh later in the day.

This is the one product that never leaves my handbag, so trust me, it's worth a try. Keep reading to shop my three favorite shades and get the ones you can't wait to try.

Ilia Beauty Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm in Hold Me
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Ilia Beauty Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm in Hold Me

The Ilia Beauty Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm in Hold Me ($28) is great for every day. It has a light-pink color that blends with my skin tone and always makes me feel fresh.

Ilia Beauty Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm in Lullaby
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Ilia Beauty Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm in Lullaby

If I want a little more color, I opt for the Ilia Beauty Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm in Lullaby ($28). While it isn't too much, it definitely gives more of a pop, hot-pink vibe.

Ilia Beauty Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm in Wanderlust
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Ilia Beauty Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm in Wanderlust

The Ilia Beauty Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm in Wanderlust ($28) is my favorite for date night or when I'm wearing more makeup and feeling dressed up. The deep shade even looks good with my lip liner.