Reddit's Most-Loved Tinted Lip Balm Is a $10 YSL Alternative That Leaves Lips Looking 'So Juicy'

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Although I get paid to spend most of my day searching for the best deals and products out there, I can’t resist a good recommendation from my fellow beauty enthusiasts — whether that be through shopper reviews or just by talking to people I know. If you’re looking to find beauty products actually worth getting, one you might want to search is Reddit.

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Thanks to Redditors, you can find some really great recommendations on everything from the best foundation for mature skin to the best TikTok viral products. Since I’m in the market for a good tinted lip balm to give my lips some color and a much-needed moisture boost, I dug through some Reddit boards to find the best tinted lip balm that won’t break the bank. As it turns out, there are so many good ones!

In a thread that originally posted a few months back, Redditors listed their picks for the best tinted lip balms that offer both staying power and good color payoff. Some highlights include Milani’s $10 Color Fetish Lip Stain (it was a brand that was mentioned quite a few times, btw!), NYX’s Butter Gloss, and CoverGirl’s Clean Fresh Tinted Balm. But one shoutout that seemed to get a lot of praise was the K-beauty fave rom&nd Glasting Melting Balm.

Best Tinted Lip Balm According to Reddit: Rom&nd Glasting Melting Balm
Best Tinted Lip Balm According to Reddit: Rom&nd Glasting Melting Balm


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The product is described as a “dewy and glassy” lip balm that goes on smooth, offering a “watery glow” to your lips. It’s non-greasy, moisturizing, and comes in seven shades, ranging from nude to a dark mauve. Per one Redditor, “The color payoff is rich but natural, the formula is glossy but still leaves a slight stain, and the colors are incredible.” At a price range of $10 to $15, it’s definitely worth checking out.

The Glasting Melting Balm has over 2,400 reviews, most of which are a perfect five-star rating. According to shoppers, there’s kind of a lot to love about it. For instance, one reviewer said it’s a good alternative to YSL’s $42 balm writing, “It’s absolutely beautiful. I ordered the Hippie Berry. Amazingly, it stayed longer on my lips than I expected. It feels good on my lips and it’s hydrating. I will be ordering other colors.”

Another said it made their lips look fuller. “I bought it in the Lovey Pink shade and it is the cutest pink I’ve personally tried. Now, I have some sad, deflated tire-looking lips, but with a little bit of over lining and this lip balm, I sorta look like I got a bit of lip filler. Even though it’s a balm, the color payoff is amazing. If all colors are this good and the formula is the same on all of it, I’ll be buying the whole line. If you’re thinking about buying it, just put it in your cart already. Do it.” One reviewer echoed their comment saying it’s “Immediately hydrating and vivid, it makes my lips look SO juicy.”

One reviewer loved it so much, they said it was “hands down” their favorite gloss balm. “The formula is really thick and moisturizing, and the color payoff is really good. The best way to apply is to rub it really fast onto the lips, so that the friction melts the balm … The gloss is glossy, the color is great, and it can last like 1 to 2 hours.” They did mention that it can get patchy at times, but it’s still a great balm nonetheless.

Finally, numerous shoppers couldn’t get enough of how moisturizing it is. “This lip balm is one of the best,” wrote one reviewer. “Not only is it pigmented, but it’s so, so, sooo smooth. It literally glides on like butter, and it’s moisturizing too! Honestly one of my fave lippies from all the Korean lip products that I have. If you’re debating on getting this, do it. It’s definitely worth it.”

If you want to see what all the hype is about, be sure to check out rom&nd’s Glasting Melting Balm on Amazon today.

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