SPF products should always be a year-round must-have in our eyes, but even more so when it comes to your lips. So if you’re the type who only stocks up on lip products with sunscreen in the summertime, consider this: The lips can be one of the first areas on the face to burn and nothing hurts more than a blistered pout.
Protect your pucker with balms, sticks, and glosses that have SPF built-in – plus tints – so you can a) carry less things in your bag and b) know you’re avoiding pre-mature aging every time you swipe on some color.
We’ve rounded up a list of the best tinted SPF lip products to nourish and moisturize, but most importantly, keep your mouth safeguarded from UVA and UVB rays. Now, let’s let summer commence.
Available in six universally flattering shades (ranging from pink and nude to clear), Kiehl’s formula contains coconut oil to nourish, lemon butter to hydrate, and broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen. This isn’t your average disappearing lip treatment, either. This super pigmented formula means 12 hours later your pout will still be going strong – and super soft.
We love Sun Bum’s natural colors that give lips just a smidge of color, in a slightly bitten way. Choose from delicious hues like Raisin Hell (berry), Sunset Cove (mauve), and Sand Bar (tawny). Oh, and they’re free of all the things, like gluten, parabens, silicone, synthetic dyes, etc.
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SPF + color + electrolytes? We’re in. Quench your pucker with the same electrolytes you quench your thirst with, for long-lasting hydration. Available in three tints, this SPF 25 balm adds the perfect amount of color, while zinc oxide blocks harmful rays. Plus, it has time-released technology to keep your lips cool all day long. Name a better summer product… We’ll wait.
Instead of applying your lip product with sunscreen and then your lipstick, kill two birds with one beauty stone with this all-in-one solution. Packed with hyaluronic acid, it not only plumps your pout, but fights fine lines and feathering, thanks to Neuropeptides. Mineral-based SPF 15 offers sun protection and glossy satin shades like rose, wine, and cognac round out the list of reasons to “add to cart.”
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Kill ‘em with that megawatt shine – and avoid sun damage on your lips at the same time. This easy-to-squeeze tube lets you control how much product you apply and it comes in the two shades everyone ultimately needs: Sexy Nude and Brighten Pink.
We love a chunky multitasker in the form of a tinted SPF stick and this one offers it all: SPF 20, RPF (Radiation Protection Filter AKA blue light defense) and PPF (Pollution Protection Filter). Swipe their Natural Rose or Soft Pink pigments on your lips, cheeks, and eyes – or anywhere that needs a hint of color.
This holy grail lip treatment has developed a cult following for its satin and shimmer finishes and sugar-based consistency, which prevents moisture loss. It also has grapeseed oil to smooth and protect from damaging free radicals. Wear these sheer shades solo, or layer with other colors to customize your look.
Organic Cupuacu Butter and Mongongo Oil team up for greatness in this creamy balm that feels extra luxurious and improves the appearance of thin skin with a boost of silky conditioners. In a tangy orange shade named Coral Reef and pretty berry shade called Purple Sky, these will have you looking and feeling summer-ready, even if you aren’t.
Check out our fave SPF formulas for face and body here.