Tatcha Kissu Lip Tints reviewTatcha’s Kissu Lip Mask is one of my all time favorite lip treatments and one that I have used for years. It’s a best seller for the brand for good reason. I was so excited when I saw that they are expanding the Kissu lip range to now include Lip Tints with SPF 25! Tatcha has been a brand that I’ve been using ever since I began blogging and actually discovered them through reading other blogs. They will always have a soft spot in my heart and their products continue to be a staple in my skincare routine. They haven’t explored the world of makeup too much but this Kissu Lip Tint launch really combines the best of both world. It’s a hydrating lip treatment with a rich tint and SPF 25.

They sent over all three shades for me to test and I had not yet seen any reviews of them so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Obviously when I hear lip tint, I think very sheer and little to no color. Add on the fact that they provide sun protection and I wasn’t expecting anything that intense. I could not have been more wrong in the best possible way. These are stunning, super pigmented and feel amazing! Here is a bit more about the product and swatches of all the shades.

Tatcha Kissu Lip Tint SPF 25 Review

Tatcha Kissu Lip Tints shadesThe Tatcha Kissu Lip Tints SPF 25 are a creamy, hydrating lip tint with SPF 25 and buildable color. The pigment is so much more rich than I imagined and really give amazing color payoff on the lips. They feel super smooth and moisturizing and hardly at all like a traditional sun product for the lips. There are three shades in the range – Camellia, Midnight Lily and Plum Blossom. All are more pinky in tone with varying shades of intensity. I hope they continue to expand the range and come out with more colors in the future because the formula is amazing.


As always with Tatcha products, the packaging feels luxe and substantial.

Price Point

Tatcha is definitely positioned as a luxury brand so the price point does reflect that at $34. I do feel like these lip tints can be worn all year round and with a full face of makeup rather than just as a protective lip product during the warmer months.


In addition to UV filters to protect against UVA and UVB rays, there is botanical lanolin to smooth the lips and silk protein to provide weightless hydration.


These lip tints are buildable and richly pigmented. I love how much color they give the lips and are very long wearing for a lip tint formula.

Tatcha Kissu Lip Tint Swatches

Tatcha Kissu Lip Tints swatchesThere are three shades in the range – Camellia, Plum Blossom and Midnight Lily. I find myself wearing Plum Blossom and Camellia the most while Midnight Lily looks best on me when I sheer it out a bit. I would usually gravitate towards Plum Blossom as my favorite color but I have actually been wearing Camellia more! It’s the most perfect rosy pink and looks beautiful for daytime. Here’s a quick rundown of each shade and an explanation of the color:

  • Camellia – soft red hue
  • Plum Blossom – coral pink hue
  • Midnight Lily – dark berry hue

I already know I will be wearing these a ton come summer and I think they are completely worth trying. Especially if you are a Tatcha fan already, but even if you are new to the brand, these lip tints are an amazing introduction. Right now, I believe they are available only at Tatcha’s site and Sephora.