[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I know that if you are in the south east today, the last thing you’ll probably want on your skin is make-up but for any day but this sweltering Monday, the NU YSL Lip & Cheek Balmy Tints are perfect little pops of colour for cheeks and lips.

NU YSL Lip & Cheek Balmy Tint

They’re not as glossy as other hybrid counterparts so if high sheen isn’t for you, these will sit well. The texture is a kind of thick mousse – it comes out looking very intense but in fact blends to quite sheer so you can add if you want to. The claim is that the Balmy Tints contain 90% skincare ingredients and that makes them very pleasant on the lip. I’m not so sure there’s any real advantage to that for the cheeks because you’re wearing such a sheer veil that it can’t really offer much there. However, the formula does contain orange blossom (which might account for the slight fragrance that isn’t vanilla but is a little bit sweet and fruity), hyaluronic and shea butter.

NU YSL Lip & Cheek Balmy Tint

The shades from bottom to top are: Pinch, Chills and Flush and currently, these are the only shades available.

NU YSL Lip & Cheek Balmy Tint

The red shade is very wearable – I think it runs a little blue/pink rather than orange – and personally feel it’s good for cool tones who don’t venture to the bright side very often. Both Chills and Flush lend themselves well to all tones including very deep.  A little goes a long way so your first squeeze should be a small one! As with most hybrids, for me NU YSL Lip & Cheek Balmy Tint does better on lips than cheeks – you still get a slight gloss over the cheeks and that’s not for everyone. A nice touch is that the orange blossom is sourced from the YSL Community Gardens in Morocco. RRP is £20 but Escentual has them for £17 HERE.

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