Best Japanese Tinted Lip Balms

Long Lasting, Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balms to Buy in Japan

In some occasions such as going to nearby shops or meeting someone on video chat, you may not need a lot of makeup but it would be nice to give a little glow on the face. Don’t you agree? One of the best cosmetics items for light makeup is tinted lip balms to substitute for lipsticks.

Many people may imagine that tinted lip balms are sticky, greasy, not long-lasting or not brightly pigmented, but that’s totally wrong as they have improved so much in the past decade. Now, many tinted lip balms have great features such as lightweight, long-lasting and hydrating.

Tinted lip balms become new makeup essential that we may pick everyday. This multi-purpose cosmetics product can heal your dry and chapped lips while providing a colour and fresh look on the face.

In Japan, various types of tinted lip balms are available on the market, and it may be confusing to pick one. In this article, I’d like to introduce some of the best Japanese tinted lip balms that you may need in your life!

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▼For regular Japanese lip balms, please check this article!▼

1. NIVEA Rich Care & Color

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NIVEA Rich Care & Color (ニベアリップ リッチ ケア&カラー) is award-winning tinted lip balm series that provides your lips rich moisture and shiny gloss. It contains 3 kinds of beauty ingredients (macadamia nuts oil, avocado oil and jojoba oil) to nourish lips. It has smooth and melty texture and treats dry lips to be softer and moisturized. It also protect lips from UV rays (SPF20/PA++). Available with 8 trendy and attractive shades that can be chosen according to your mood or fashion!

Price: Open Price

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▶ NIVEA Rich Care & Color Lip (Red)
▶ NIVEA Rich Care & Color Lip (Pink)
▶ NIVEA Rich Care & Color Lip (Beige)

2. DHC Pure Color Lip Cream

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DHC Pure Color Lip Cream (DHCピュアカラー リップクリーム) is a 4-in-1 moisturizing tinted lip balm that acts as lip serum, colour control, lip plumper and UV protection. It provides lips sheer colour and protect from dryness and UV rays. The deeply moisturizing lip balm delivers intensive treatment with a complex of plant-derived beauty essence such as olive virgin oil, shea butter and jojoba oil. It also contains hyaluronic acid to add volume to your lips. Available with 3 shades.

Price: 1,000 yen 【Shop Online】

3. d program Lip Moist Essence Color

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d program Lip Moist Essence Color (dプログラム リップモイストエッセンスカラー) is a medicated tinted lip essence which moisturizes and soothes chapped lips. It leads to soft and plumped lips while giving sheer tint. Formulated with carefully selected ingredients and can be used for sensitive lips. It’s free of fragrance, paraben, alcohol and mineral oil, and patch-tested for sensitive skin. Available with 3 shades.

Price: 1,650 yen【Shop Online】

4. CANMAKE Stay-On Balm Rouge

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CANMAKE Stay-On Balm Rouge (キャンメイク ステイオンバームルージュ) is a tinted lip balm that combines moisture of lip balm, pigmented colour of lipstick and shine of lip gloss. The long-wearing lip balm creates a thin and flexible layer over the lips and offers non-sticky and comfortable wear. It protect the lips from dryness and UV rays. It’s blended with beautifying and moisturizing ingredients to keep your lips plumps and moist. Currently, 18 different shades are available.

Price: 638 yen【Shop Online】

5. KATE Personal Lip Cream

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KATE Personal Lip Cream (ケイト パーソナルリップクリーム) is a multi-functional tinted lip balm that moisturizes the lips, corrects fine lines and provides UV protection. The tinted lip balm blends into your original lip color and provides natural sheer color which matches with your skin tone. It contains moisturizing ingredients (hyaluronic acid and grapeseed oil) and prevents chapped lips. There are 4 different shades available that can be chosen according to your skin tone.

Price: 500 yen【Shop Online】


© ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.

ROHTO LIP THE COLOR (ロート リップザカラー) is an oil tinted lip balm with glossy, long-lasting pigment. It features tint formula which gives lips natural sheer color and keeps the fresh look. It provides premium hydration to lips while wearing with 6 kinds of treatment oil (squalene oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, avocado oil, shea butter and olive oil) and protect the skin from UV damage (SPF26/PA+++). Available with 6 easy-blending shades that can be chosen according to skin tone and fashion.

Price: Open Price【Shop Online】

7. THE PUBLIC ORGANIC Essential Oil Colour Lip Stick


THE PUBLIC ORGANIC Essential Oil Colour Lip Stick (ザ パブリック オーガニック 精油カラーリップスティック) is an organic tinted lip balm made with 100% natural ingredients and organic essential oils. It uses mineral colour derived from 100% natural stone and gives lips natural colour and luster while moisturizing. It contains caster oil and red raspberry oil that penetrate into dry lips and provide rich moisture. It’s certified organic and free of mineral oil, silicon, paraben, mineral oil and synthetic colorants. Blended with neroli and ylang ylang essential oil. 3 shades are available.

Price: 648 yen 【Shop Online】

Thanks for reading! Which Japanese tinted lip balm is your favourite? Various types of tinted lip balms are available in Japan, so I hope this article can help you to find one that suite you 🙂

If you are into Japanese beauty products, I’d recommend you to check out the online cosmetics store Kokoro that offers a wide selection of Japanese beauty products with worldwide shipping. Visit their website (Kokoro: to check more Japanese cosmetics products! Free shipping is available when you spend over 40 USD!

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