20 Korean Lip Tints Under $21 For A Pretty Pout

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Often taken aback by the pale-faced zombie looking back at you in the mirror? We’ve all been there. Why not add a bit of colour to your face with some of the best Korean lip tints? Korean lip tints are well known for their long-lasting formulas and beautiful finishes. You don’t have to bust your wallet for them either. From Forencos lip tints to Etude House ones, check out some of these must-have Korean lip tints under $21 and achieve that sultry, gradient look!

Best Korean Lip Tints — Matte

1. Etude House Fixing Tint

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Even though we have to don a mask every time we head out, that doesn’t mean you have to skip the lip colour. For a lip tint that is transfer-proof and doesn’t smudge under your mask, the Etude House Fixing Tint (available on ETUDE Official Store) is one that doesn’t budge. It has a lightweight, velvety consistency for easy application, and dries to a matte finish. According to reviews, you should wait for approximately 1 – 2 minutes before putting on your mask to make sure it is completely dry. 

The Etude House Fixing Tint comes in five beautiful MLBB shades that includes peachy tones, natural rose colours and darker red ones. At less than $20, this is a value for money option that is perfect for daily wear.

2. Forencos Lip Tattoo Matte Tint 

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If you love a long-lasting, lip tint, the Forencos Lip Tattoo Matte Tint (available on Forencos Singapore Official Store) is the one for you! Combined with a powerful staining technology, this is a faded romantic lip tint that delivers an ultra matte finish lasting  up to 24 hours once applied. It’s also non-sticky, sits comfortably on the lips and contains natural ingredients to moisturise the lips and prevent them from drying. With a waterproof formula, you also won’t have to worry about your lip colour fading even after a meal! 

What’s more, these lip tints come in a variety of colours to choose from — from gentle peachy tones to dark red ones. With Forencos’ trusted reputation for creating high-grade and beauty products in Korea for over 32 years, you can rest assured that this is one of the best Korean matte lip tints for long-lasting comfort! 

Pro Tip: Check out other Forencos’ makeup products too — you’ll be spoiled for choice with their wide selection!

3. 3CE Velvet Lip Tint

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The number one issue with most matte finish lip formulas is that they’re often drying. Thankfully, that isn’t the case with 3CE Velvet Lip Tints (available on 3CE Official Store). The oil-packed formula delivers intense pigmentation while leaving the lips with a soft and velvety feel. It also features 10 elegant shades, including Taupe and Going Right — a rosy peach colour, perfect for everyday wear.

4. Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink

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Like its name, the Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink (available on Innisfree Official Store) delivers a soft, cotton-like finish. It has a lightweight formula and gives a great colour payoff. If you’re looking for a sheer matte flush to the lips, a little goes a long way with this one. The range includes four beautiful nude shades, so if you’re looking for a MLBB matte lip tint — Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink is definitely the one for you!

5. Peripera Ink The Airy Velvet Tint

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Peripera is one of the most popular Korean lip tint brands on the market right now. With their incredibly lightweight formula, a wide range of lip tint colours and adorable packaging, we just had to include them on the list of best Korean lip tints!

Unlike the previous matte options, Peripera Ink The Airy Velvet Tints (available on CosBlah)  have a less intense colour payoff, providing a more sheer and natural matte finish. They’re also long-lasting, fade evenly off the lips and are the perfect lip tints to achieve those Korean gradient lips!

6. ETUDE House Powder Rogue Lip Tint 

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(Credit: ETUDE Official Store)

For those who prefer powdered lip tints over liquid ones, the ETUDE House Power Rogue Lip Tint (available on ETUDE Official Store) delivers a light, seamless yet velvety matte finish. With a lightweight and highly pigmented formula, this Etude House lip tint will ensure that your lips will stay pouty and flawless all day long! 

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7. ETUDE House Colorful Tattoo Lip Tint

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A highly-pigmented and long-lasting Etude House lip tint that feels weightless on the lips, the ETUDE House Colorful Tattoo Lip Tint (available on ETUDE Official Store) glides easily across lips in a single swipe. It delivers an intense, bold color for a semi-matte and velvety finish, coupled with a super-adhesive, long-lasting formula. If you want a natural, yet velvety look that leans towards a slightly matte effect, this is one of the best Korean lip tints that will help you achieve that!

Best Korean lip tints — Satin

8. A’PIEU Juicy Pang Mousse Tint

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Following their popular Juicy Pang Tint line, A’PIEU launched the Juicy Pang Mousse Tint (available on HOHO_BEAUTY.kr) —  a satin finish lip tint range. Combining the benefits of both water and velvet tints, this lip tint helps smooth out fine lines and leaves the lips hydrated while maintaining a  great colour payoff. But the cherry on top has to be the lip-smacking fruity scents. From Apple to Persimmon and Guava, it’s hard not to fall in love with this delicious range!

9. The Saem Saemmul Mousse Candy Tint

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Are you a sucker for adorable packaging? If you are, well hold onto your hearts while checking out The Saem Saemmul Mousse Candy Tints (available on HOHO_BEAUTY.kr). Each shade comes in a cute blush candy wrapper bottle! Like the A’PIEU Juicy Pang Mousse Tint, these lip tints are opaque, incredibly pigmented and lightweight with a satin finish. Each packaging features a food item that inspired the shade. From cherries to peaches, start your foodie lip tint collection with The Saem Saemmul Mousse Candy Tints today!

10. Mamonde Creamy Tint Squeeze Lip

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The Mamonde Creamy Tint Squeeze Lip (available on DAEBAK100) contains rose flower water to plump and moisturise your lips. While the squeeze tip allows for easy application and blending to achieve gradient lips. Prefer a bold lip? Layer it on for a more intense colour payoff. If you’re looking for versatility between a natural and bold lip look, you should definitely give Mamonde Creamy Tint Squeeze Lips a try!

11. rom&nd Glasting Water Tint

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If you’re into slightly darker shades, the rom&nd Glasting Water Tint (available on VIRVICI Official Store) is the best Korean lip tint for you. Producing a long-lasting shine even with darker colors, this lip tint is super pigmented and lasts long on your lips to cover all lines and creases. The best part? Apart from its easy application and durability, it smells and tastes great too! 

Best Korean lip tints — Glossy

12. Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint 

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Hop onto the popular “popsicle lips” trend with the Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tints (available on NARRSHA)! Adorably packaged in the form of popsicles, these water gel tints deliver a fresh and glossy wash of colour on your lips. As with most water gel tints, they do not last as long as velvet tints but make up for it with their incredibly hydrating formulas and easy application. 

13. APIEU Juicy Pang Tint 

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Get ready to plump your lips with APIEU Juicy Pang Tints (Available on HOHO_BEAUTY.kr). If you’re a fan of fruity scents, these lip tints are definitely one to add to your collection. They are packed with extracts from apple leaf and rose. One of the main concerns with glossy formulas is that they may leave the lips feeling sticky and tacky. But rest assured, the APIEU Juicy Pang Tints are comfortable, non-sticky and long-lasting!

14. I’mPep!Blam: Multi-use Lip and Cheek Tint with Shea Butter

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For something unique, check out the multi-functional I’MPep! Balm (available on immeme_official.sg) — one of the newest lip tints that doubles up as a lip tint and a blusher! With a highly pigmented formula, this Korean lip tint is suited for use on lips and cheeks to create a healthy-looking color that complements any skin tone. What’s more, its non-sticky formula allows for seamless blending and gives a natural, fresh look. We also love that it contains shea butter to moisturise dry and cracked lips! This is one of the best Korean lip tints to get if you’re looking for multi-use makeup products. 

15. Lilybyred Bloody Liar Coating Tint

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The name of this lip tint range sure is an eye-catcher. Lilybyred Bloody Liar Coating Tint (available on YONIYONI Beauty & Fashion) features six vibrant shades of glossy oil lip tints — all of which are inspired and named after fruits. It does leave a stain on the lips and can last up to six hours. Achieve that youthful fruit juice makeup look with the help of these delectable shades!

16. Holika Holika Heart Crush Glow Air Lip Tint 

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If you’re looking for a moisturizing Korean lip tint, the Holika Holika Heart Crush Glow Air Lip Tint (available on Holika Holika SG Official Store) will do the trick. When applied, it gives lips an airy shine complete with a non-sticky finish, while delivering a vibrant and long-lasting lip color that lasts throughout the day. Formulated with different fruity moisturising ingredients such as cranberry, strawberry and watermelon extracts, this lip tint is designed to keep your  lips moisturised for a longer  period of time.

17. UNNY Club Talk That Tint

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If you’re a fan of reds, you’ll love the UNNY Talk That Tint (available on LAYCY) range. These tints provide a beautiful shine and intense colour payoff and are basically a two in one lip gloss and lip tint! Moreover, they boast a moisturising formula with a creamy texture. Looking to stand out with a bold makeup look? This is one of the best Korean lip tints for you.

Best Korean Lip Tints — Natural

18. It’s Skin Colorable Draw Tint

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Don’t mistake these Korean lip tints for color pencils! If you prefer a softer, there but not there lip colour, then the It’s Skin Colorable Draw Tint (available on It’s Skin Official Store) will help you achieve that. What’s more, its unique formula fills your lips and creates a velvety-soft appearance. Don’t be fooled by this lip tint’s sturdy appearance — moisture bursts out from between the gel during application to make your lips dewy on the inside while completing it with a high-quality matte finish outside. This is one of the best Korean lip tints for a natural look!

19. Holika Holika Waterdrop Tint Bomb

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(Credit: Holika Holika SG Official Store)

Another Holika Holika lip tint on the list? You bet! Containing the refreshing, toning spring water of Jeju, the Holika Holika Waterdrop Tint Bomb (available on Holika Holika SG Official Store) is a moisturising water-based lip tint that provides a lasting yet naturalnautral lip color (choose the Grapefruit water shade for a MLBB shade). What’s more, this is one of the best Korean lip tints that gives a smooth and shiny finish with natural ingredients — papaya extract, grape seed extract, shea butter, green tea extract and Manuka honey, while restoring the lips’ natural elasticity.

20. ETUDE Dear Darling Water Gel Tint

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(Credit: ETUDE Official Store)

Another natural lip tint on our list, the ETUDE Dear Darling Water Gel Tint (available on ETUDE Official Store) contains mineral-rich soapberry and pomegranate extracts to deliver vitamins to the lips while keeping them moisturised. What’s more, this range of Korean lip tints boast a variety of different shades of red — from cool-toned to warm-toned red, so those who love a reddish lipstick can find the perfect shade of red to brighten up your face! If you’re a fan of Etude House lip tints, this is one of the best Korean lip tints for a vivid yet natural-looking color that moistens and protects the lips daily.

Treat yourself to some of the best Korean lip tints for long-lasting daily comfort 

Is your mind bubbling with ideas on the different kinds of lip looks you can pull off? Make your dream a reality with the best Korean lip tints. You can also check out these glitter eyeshadow palettes that’ll definitely dazzle your special someone! For those into Korean fashion trends, oversized T-shirts are all the rage now — check out our guide on how to style oversized shirts!

This article was updated on 20 August 2021. Additional research done by Liang Shi Nan. 

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