5 Barely There Lippies For A Luscious Pout

A little touch-up

With having to wear masks and dealing with humidity, having “barely there” sheer lip products  to add some tint and hydration to your pout is a must for keeping lips luscious and kissable. It’s a good thing there are quite a few options for us now. Some glide on like lipstick while others have a glossy finish. Since everyone has their own preferences, we’ve rounded up some of the newest sheer-finish lippies for you to consider.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat Universal Lip Luminizer + Plumper

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat Universal Lip Luminizer + Plumper photo collage


If you loved Fenty Beauty’s Gloss Bombs — which come in cream variants too — but want just a little more plumping action, then the new Gloss Bomb Heat will definitely interest you. With it, you get a little bit of red tint and a gentle warm, tingling sensation without any hint of shimmer. It contains Plump Job Complex made from a blend of ingredients which include ginger root oil and capsicum fruit extract (pepper), to gently thicken up your pout.

Perfect for: Gals curious to try lip plumpers but want a gentle introduction to them. In addition to lip-plumping ingredients, it also has skin-conditioning shea butter and vitamin E to help lock in moisture. It will be available online in our region via Sephora starting tomorrow, 24 June.

Glossier Ultralip

Glossier Ultralip photo collage

USD18 (Photo from: glossier.com)

Glossier’s new lip-caring product, the Ultralip, claims to be the “cashmere sweatpants for your lips”. It contains hyaluronic acid in four molecular weights, ensuring a thoroughly hydrated pout from inside out. The Ultralip also contains meadowfoam, jojoba, and watermelon oils to lock in all that moisture. The balm-like texture sits comfortably on the lips and adds just the right touch of colour (available in nine variants).

Perfect for: Those who love lip balms but want more oomph in the tint and moisture departments. The Ultralip can be kept sheer by using only one swipe or built up to a more pigmented finish with two or more applications. You can shop it from the Glossier website.

Issy & Co. Hydragloss

Issy & Co. Hydragloss photo collage


Want your lips to look ultra-healthy? The Issy & Co. Hydragloss is a lip gloss and lip oil in one compact tube. Packed with humectants like hyaluronic acid and occlusives like jojoba seed oil, this sheer lip product gives moisture and keeps it locked in place to transform your lips for the better. Its unique spoon-shaped applicator hugs your lips to deliver a rich, even yet non-sticky layer of slick vinyl-like gloss and subtle colour.

Perfect for: Those searching for a hydrating lip mask for anytime of the day. The clear Surf is perfect for leaving on at night, while the rosy Loveboat, nude brown Bikini, and kool-aid red Baywatch are perfect for the daytime. You can shop all of it through the Issy & Co. Lazada shop.

HERA Spicy Nude Gloss

HERA Spicy Nude Gloss Lingerie photo collage


For ladies who want to stick with traditional nude glosses with extra perks, HERA’s Spicy Nude Gloss in Lingerie is one lippie to check out. Its glossy formula is infused with menthoxypropanediol that smooths out any wrinkles and enhances your pout with lasting shine. HERA uses Pigment Milling Technology to create pure, clear colours that enhance your natural lip colour, perfect if you’re looking for just a smidge of tint.

Perfect for: Layering with other lippies. Wear it on top of a tint or velvet lipstick for a slight added sheen or alone for extra voluminous lips. Shop it through the HERA website.

MAC Cosmetics Glow Play Lip Balm

MAC Cosmetics Glow Play Lip Balm photo collage

~USD18.76 (Right photo from: @maccosmeticsph)

Add some glow to your pout with the MAC Cosmetics Glow Play Lip Balm. This sheer lip product is formulated with shea butter as well as mango and jojoba seed oils that instantly soothe, smooth and nourish your lips. It also gives colour and care with its Moisture Glow Matrix that drenches your pout with lasting hydration. You can choose from six shades that range from clear to plum and match it to your mood of the day.

Perfect for: On-the-go touch-ups throughout the day. This is a no-fuss lippie that’s easy to tote around and keeps your lips moist even underneath your mask. You can get it from the MAC Cosmetics Lazada store.

Which of these lippies fit would you like to try the most?

(Cover photos from: Fenty Beauty, Issy & Co., and glossier.com)

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