It's very rare I fall in love with a tinted lip balm within the first few swipes, but
Laura Mercier HydraTint SPF 15 did exactly that for me.
My go to shade was Mocha Tint (shown, above), a sheer brown, with a bit of red. The balms have a light mint/orange flavor which I loved for a little pick me up. I also loved how creamy and smooth (but not oily) the balm was on my lips. It glided on like a dream.
The tint provided a great amount of moisture for me and kept dry lips at bay. The hint of color was just perfect. Three was enough pigment that the color showed through my lips, but the finish was light and slightly dewy, not overly shiny. While the shade did wear off after eating/drinking, I loved to dab a bit more on during the day to refreshen the color. However, since it really is a tint, even without any touchups, a good amount of the color did stay on my lips. It never bled or flaked during the day.
The shape and side of the tube and color bullet are also very nicely done. It's practically goof-proof to apply (with or without a mirror), so when you rushing out of the door in the morning, grab one of these to be perfectly put together in an instant!
Another great color when you want a true pop of classic color is the Laura Mercier HydraTint SPF 15 Crimson Tint (a natural, neutral sheer red, shown left. It is not as pink looking as this photo appears). This looks great on darker skin tones and would also set off fair skin tones without being too overbearing. If you're looking for an easy-to-wear red lip color by the way, this is the one.
The added sun protection also makes this a perfect color solution for summer and travel. It has both UVA/UVB and a SPF of 15. - RLB
Go-->Laura Mercier HydraTint SPF 15 Mocha Tint 1.2 oz
Go-->Laura Mercier HydraTint SPF 15 Crimson Tint 1.2 oz
*These products were provided courtesy of Laura Mercier PR for reviewing purposes.