Cheek tints were our generation’s gateway to makeup. (Raise your hand if you’re a fellow millennial!) I remember we were forbidden to wear any type of cosmetics in the Catholic school I attended, but, of course, we found a way – with tint and baby powder.
The choices were limited then, and it was more an act of defiance. These days, you can enjoy a cheek tint for the sheer goodness of the product and how it makes you look and feel!
Which is better: blush or cheek tint?
The answer to this is subjective. It boils down to your preference!
Tints have a liquid formula (some are runnier than others), while blushes can come in a myriad textures and formulations (from powder to gel).
Some may like blushes (in powder or cream form) because they’re buildable and tend to be easier to use. Meanwhile, others may like tints better because of the color payoff and longevity.
How long do cheek tints last?
Speaking of lasting on the skin, cheek tints can stay on from anywhere between four and eight hours. It depends on the product and the application. To make sure your cheek color lasts long, apply a primer and a setting spray and avoid touching your face too often.
Best cheek tints in the Philippines
Ready to blush? Here are some of the best cheek tints you can snap up now.
1. Etude Dear Darling Water Tint
These K-beauty tints, inspired by fruit, not only give your cheeks a nice flush but also hydrate it thanks to its Berry Fruit Complex.
2. GRWM Cosmetics Multi-use Creamy Tint
Want a tint that does more than one job? This is the one to pick up. It’s a long-lasting tint with a soft matte finish that you can enjoy to wear on your cheeks, lips and eyes. This is also enriched with moisturizing shea butter, macadamia oil and vitamin E.
3. Maybelline Cheek Heat Gel Cream Blush
This award-winning water-based gel-cream blush gives your cheeks a pop of color and a dewy glow. It’s also oil-free, which is great for those with oily skin!
4. Generation Happy Skin Kiss & Bloom Water Lip & Cheek Tint
Unsure about trying a lip tint cos you’re scared it may be messy? This one from Happy Skin promises a fuss-free, no-mess application. It’s also said to be enriched with antioxidant-rich green tea extract which combats skin damage and nourishing hops flower extract for smooth skin.
5. IN2IT Gel Tint
This long-lasting tint promises to stay on for eight hours and give your skin a bit of hydration while at it, thanks to the aloe vera in its formula.
6. Pretty Secret Lip & Cheek Tint
If a straightforward tint that can give you a rosy flush is what you want, this is what you should get. It’s long-lasting and can also be used on your lips.
7. Vice Cosmetics Water Gel Lip & Cheek Tint
Easy to blend, hydrating and long-lasting. These are what this cheek tint promises to give. On top of that, it’s also vegan and paraben-free.
8. Tony Moly Delight Tony Tint
This pigmented tint claims to last all day while giving your skin ample hydration with the help of the rosehip, jojoba and argan oils in its formula. The cherry on top? It has a fruity scent!
9. Jill Stuart Sakura Bouquet Bloom Drop Lip & Cheek Chiffon
Ah, when the packaging is as pretty as the product itself. This J-beauty product gives a soft matte finish that’s non-sticky. It’s also alcohol- and paraben-free.
10. Benefit Cosmetics Gogotint Cheek & Lip Stain
This smudge-proof sister to the iconic Benetint gives you more of a cherry flush than pink. It’s long-wearing and lightweight – perfect for our humid weather.
11. Barry M Fresh Face Moisturizing Lip and Cheek Tint
Get color and glow with this tint that’s packed with hydrating aronia berry and hyaluronic acid. It’s also 100% cruelty-free and vegan and its packaging uses 30% recycled PCR plastic.
12. Charlotte Tilbury Tinted Love Lip & Cheek Tint
This highly pigmented tint gives off a satin finish and lasts up to 12 hours. It’s also enriched with hydrating hyaluronic and vitamin E.
13. The Body Shop Sheer Touch Lip & Cheek Tint
Lightweight? Check. Long-lasting? Check. Moisturizing? Check. This tint ticks all of those boxes and adds sustainability into the mix with its recyclable packaging.
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Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.