A juicy, moisture-packed (and clean!) lip balm that delivers a light hit of color.

Written By LENA RAFF


Family-owned Chantecaille epitomizes French beauty–effortless, natural, understated, and polished. True pioneers of clean luxury beauty, the line’s famous formulas are efficacious, botanically-based, and beautiful, so when we discovered this hydrating, texture-reducing lip balm that also offers a sheer-but-juicy pop of color, we couldn’t wait to get our hands (and lips) on it. 


After trying the samples, VIOLET STAFFERS reported that this balm (housed in a chic, slim, twist-up tube) is deeply moisturizing without feeling heavy or sticky, and when used with a swipe of mascara and a dab of blush, its barely-there color gives that perfect “no-makeup makeup” look. As we started finding these tubes permanently taking up residence next to our computers and in every purse we owned, we figured it was time for our Committee of Industry Experts to join us in our new addiction.

“This lip tint is seriously my favorite ever. I’ve already ordered two more!” — ELIZABETH HALE, MD, Co-Founder CompleteSkinMD, NYC

“This sheer, pretty, hydrating formula is great for everyday wear. It creates a smooth, plump, and moisturized look with a good dose of color that pairs well with a nude face or a smoky eye. ” —ROBIN BLACK, Founder of Beauty is Boring

YES, a beautifully-hydrating formula that suits a wide variety of skin tones does exist. I appreciate that this can be used underneath a face mask with no transfer––a win for this COVID era of beauty!” — ASHLEY CORNETT, VIOLET GREY Beauty Editor


With testers adoring their pretty, hydrated, mask-proof pouts, Chantecaille’s Lip Tint Hydrating Balm is officially VIOLET CODE APPROVED and has earned a place on THE SHELVES.


The VIOLET CODE is a process and set of standards by which VIOLET GREY’s Committee of Industry Experts separate hero products from the tens of thousands of options available to you on the market. The result is a curation that is truly the best in beauty from those who know best.