10 Top Korean Lip Tints 2021

by Jih Yun

Feel like a light makeup day? Apply one of these top Korean lip tints and your good to go! They come in vibrant to nude colors so you can pick one (or two) depending on your style and look for the day!

Which is the best Korean lip tint?

I tried and tested 15 Korean lip tints to find the best one. Based on pigmentation, moisturization, and application, Missha Wish Stone Tint was voted the best Korean lip tint. Here’s why:

Missha Wish Stone Tint is formulated with moisturizing ingredients to keep your lips hydrated . With a rich pigment, Missha Wish Stone Tint features a wand applicator for ease of application.

Like the Missha Wish Stone Tint, most other Korean lip tints are also formulated with nourishing formulas to provide hydration and moisturization to your lips!

Top Korean Lip TintsBest For Price
Holika Holika VELVET BLANKETLong lasting color$9.99
ETUDE HOUSE Dear Darling Water Gel TintDry lips$6.30
Peripera Ink the Velvet Lip TintMatte finish $9.20
Missha Wish Stone TintNormal to dry lips$6.00 
Mamonde Creamy Tint Color Balm Intense Vibrant colors$9.00
TONYMOLY Delight Tony TintLight color$6.00
BBIA Last Velvet Lip Tint Pigmentation on lips$9.98
LILYBYRED Bloody Liar Coating TintChapped lips$17.40
IOPE DEEP CARE TINT LIP BALMMoisturization and lip care$40.99

Top Korean Lip Tints


Top Korean Lip Tints for long-lasting color

Most Korean lip tints are liquid-based and can dry out the lips. Velvet Blanket by Holika Holika takes care of this problem by enriching its lip tints with an aqua oil complex.

This locks in the moisture and keeps the lips hydrated, so they don’t get flaky.

The lip tints are also highly pigmented and the color lasts almost the whole day. You get 6 rich shades ranging from pinks to reds.

etude house lip tint


  • Contains aqua oil complex to keep the lips from drying out
  • Contains a blend of blueberry and pomegranate extracts
  • Nourishes the lips with vitamin C
  • Highly pigmented
  • Long lasting
  • Available in 6 shades


  • Does not dry the lips

Check out the top Korean lip tints by Holika Holika below!

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ETUDE HOUSE Dear Darling Water Gel Tint 

Top Korean Lip Tints for nourishing the lips

The Dear Darling Water Gel Tint by Etude House reminds us of summer, even if it is snowing outside. In a lovely popsicle shaped jar, this comes in 6 brilliant (or should I say delicious?) shades.

These are subtle and light, giving your lips a natural kissable pink tint.


  • Water-based lip tints
  • Light in texture and easily spreadable
  • Enriched with minerals and vitamins from soapberry extract
  • Nourishes the lips and keeps away environmental damage
  • Contains glycerin that moisturizes the lips 
  • Does not have an oily or greasy finish
  • Available in 6 shades
  • Packaged like an ice cream popsicle


  • Has ingredients that nourish and protect the lips

Check out the top Korean lip tints by Etude House below!

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Peripera Ink Airy Velvet

Top Korean Lip Tints for matte finish

Peripera Ink the Velvet Lip Tint comes in a cute little baby bottle but contains some brilliantly pigmented lip colour.

The texture is light and powdery, and that’s what helps achieve the translucent lip tint that is so popular in K-beauty these days. 

The color stays on for quite a long time and gives your lips a very natural matte finish.

The only downside is that this is a bit drying, so make sure you dab on a good moisturizing lip balm to prep your lips first. 


  • Comes in a baby bottle shaped container
  • Has a powdery texture
  • Gives a matte finish
  • Available in 6 shades


  • Leaves a matte finish


  • Can dry the lips

Check out the Check out the top Korean lip tints by PeriPera below!

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Top Korean Lip Tints for a nude look

With the “No makeup” look becoming more popular day by day, you can use the A’pieu Juicy Pang Tint to achieve it.

This light lip tint leaves a subtle gloss as well in the natural nude or beige colour that is favoured by Korean women for their daily makeup. 

This is priced higher than the other lip tint brands out there, but it will last you a while as you need very little. 


  • The pigment is rich 
  • Long lasting colour
  • Leaves the lips looking fuller and more supple
  • Comes with a wand applicator like a regular lip gloss
  • Light in texture and spreads well


  • The natural tint it gives


  • The price
  • Scent can be a bit too strong

Check out the top Korean lip tints by A’pieu below!

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Missha Wish Stone Tint 

Top Korean Lip Tints for normal and dry lips

Make a wish for Angelina Jolie like lips and you got it, with the Wish Stone Tint by Missha. In an uber-cute packaging, this lip tint comes in two varieties, glossy and velvety.

Both are surprisingly moisturizing, which is rare for a lip tint. The only unfortunate thing is that this does not stay too long and might require frequent touch-ups.


  • Contains sunflower seed oil, apricot seed oil and honey 
  • Rich pigment
  • Bright colors
  • Comes with a wand applicator
  • Can choose between a velvety and glossy finish
  • Hydrates the lips and keeps it from flaking


  • Moisturises the lips


  • Not long lasting

Check out the top Korean lip tints by Missha below!

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Mamonde Creamy Tint

Top Korean Lip Tints for Vibrant Colours

Mamonde Creamy Tint Color Balm Intense is a stick lip tint, shaped like a crayon that you roll up to apply.

It’s easy to use, quick and leaves a velvety finish on your lips. The shades are also vibrant and you get to choose among a pretty wide range. 

But, don’t let the “creamy” in the title fool you. You will still have to prep your lips with a moisturizing balm before you apply this. 


  • Contains rose water
  • Protects lips from damage
  • Intense pigmentation
  • Long lasting
  • Creamy and velvety finish on the lips
  • Stick type of lip tint


  • The amazingly vibrant shades

Check out the top Korean lip tints by Mamonde below!`

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TONYMOLY Delight Tony Tint 

Top Korean Lip Tints for a beautifully light stain

You know that “barely there”, natural lip shade that models achieve on their so-called No Makeup days? You can get the same look with the Delight Tony Tint lip tints from Tony Moly.

In a light and transparent packaging, this water-based lip tint spreads lightly on your lips and dries immediately, leaving behind just a berry kissed stain. 


  • Contains rosehip oil, argan oil and jojoba oil
  • Moisturise the lips and keep it from drying
  • Has a lovely fruity fragrance
  • Comes in rich berry shades
  • Water and glycerin based
  • Light in texture and spreads well


  • Quick drying formula
  • Leaves a matte finish

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BBIA Last Velvet Lip Tint Note Series

Top Korean Lip Tints for Correcting Imperfections

Now, this is a dream lip tint for most of us who struggle with pigmentation, bruises and scars on the lips.

While most lip tints spread a shade of colour, the Last Velvet Lip Tint by BBIA has a blurring effect, thanks to its million fine particles in the formulation. 

It blurs the imperfections on the lips, and leaves a rich stain behind.


  • Contains very fine particles in the formula
  • Hides imperfections and dark spots by blurring them
  • Highly pigmented shades meant for all skin tones
  • Comes with a wand applicator
  • Long lasting colour


  • Blurs imperfections on the lips
  • Has shades that are gorgeous on any skin tone

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LILYBYRED Bloody Liar Coating Tint 

Top Korean Lip Tints for Dry Lips

With a blend of hydration capsules and oil-based ingredients, the Bloody Liar Coating Tint by Lilybyred is an intense moisturizing lip tint, perfect for dry lips.

These keep the lips hydrated and give you a glossy finish with the shades of tropical fruit. This is quick-drying and also, smudge-proof.


  • Contains hydration capsules that lock in moisture and keep lips hydrated
  • Contains oil based ingredients that moisturise the lips
  • Available in 6 shades of pinks and reds
  • Leaves a glossy finish
  • Richly pigmented and long lasting
  • Leaves behind a subtle berry coloured stain
  • Quick drying formula
  • Smudge proof


  • Moisturises dry lips
  • Does not smudge

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Top Korean Lip Tints for Intense Moisturization & Lip Care

Iope is one of the most popular Korean makeup brands and the Deep Care Tint Lip Balm is proof of that. This is intensely moisturizing while leaving a rich tint behind for that bee-stung look.

In four fruity shades, this lip tint comes in a stick packaging that is easy to apply. It is quite expensive, but a great solution for dry lips.


  • Formulated with plant oils and butter components
  • Moisturises the lips intensely throughout the day
  • Nourishes the lips and protects them from damage
  • Comes in 4 fruity and nude shades 
  • Tints the lips with a rich pigment


  • Most suitable for dry lips


  • Expensive

How to apply lip tints?

The first step is to gently exfoliate the skin on your lips to prep them. Next, apply a light lip balm to moisturise the skin. Finally, apply the lip tint. 

How to remove lip tints?

Use a gentle makeup remover or soak a makeup wipe or a cotton ball with some baby oil. Gently dab this on your lips and wipe to remove the lip tint. 

Types of lip tints

There are three types of Korean lip tints: 

  • Liquid (like a lip gloss)
  • Stick (like a lipstick)
  • Peel off (apply it, wait and peel off)

Lip tints vs lipsticks 

The difference is in the formula. Lip tints are lighter as they are liquid or gel based, and they last longer. Lip sticks are oil based, creamier and have a shorter shelf life. 

Why are Korean lip tints better?

Like all of their makeup products, Korean lip tints contain ingredients apart from just the dyes. These nourish the skin on your lips, fight damage and keep them healthy. 

Be it skincare or makeup products, Korean beauty industry stands tall and mighty in the world. Whether it’s a baby light hint of color on your lips or a brighter, more glam look, K-beauty has it all.

I love Korean lip tints for my daily makeup as they are lighter, long lasting and like most K-beauty products, include ingredients that nourish the lips as well. As a bonus, they come in super cute packaging that I cannot own just one!

Stock up your makeup kit with these top Korean lip tints and get instagram ready!


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