These Dreamy Lip-and-Cheek Tints Are Like a Shot of Espresso for Your Face

I can be fully decked out with foundation, concealer, mascara, and a killer brow, but until I've dabbed a little somethin' somethin' on my lips and cheeks, I feel like an extra from The Walking Dead. And according to a Slack session I recently had with my fellow Who What Wear beauty editors, I'm not alone! All it took for me was to type "best-ever lip-and-cheek tints," and the energized banter took off in about two seconds flat. Suffice to say, there's no better way to look immediately fresh and revived than applying a fabulous multitasking lip-and-cheek tint atop your pout and complexion. The one and only glitch? There are so many amazing formulas to choose from. 

After hours of research, Slacking and texting everyone I know in the industry, I finally whittled down my initial 25 best lip-and-cheek tints to a more digestible 16. (And yes, I realize that's still a lot, but I'm physically unable to narrow down the array any further. Sorry, not sorry!) Ahead are 16 dreamy lip-and-cheek tints that are beauty editor approved and act like a shot of espresso for your face. Keep scrolling!


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Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.