Tinted lip balm for brown skin – Dr Paw Paw multipurpose balm review

November 5, 2020



Dr PAWPAW multipurpose cheek and lip tintsWhen you’ve got brown skin and dark lips like me, often tinted lip balms don’t offer much colour. So when I was sent the Dr PAWPAW lip and cheek tint beauty balms for review, I was intrigued and hopeful to be proven wrong.

The Dr PAWPAW Multipurpose balm does what it says on the tube – it has multiple uses. It works as a lip and cheek tint, as well as a balmy highlighter.

I wanted to see if Dr PAWPAW was the kind of thing that I could wear alone, without any additional make up. You know what it’s like, you see some lipsticks that are gorgeous, however you feel like you need a full face of foundation, or at least concealer to pull it off with aplomb. As with all my makeup with reviews, I wanted to test the Dr PAWPAW tinted lip balms out for functionality, ease-of-use and whether it passes the busy mum test.

Most important of all, I wanted to know: does Dr PAWPAW tinted lip balm flatter brown skin?  Here’s a clue… see the pic below…

Dr PAWPAW peach pink tinted balm as a highlighter for brown skin

Watch my video try-on of each shade in the Dr PAWPAW range to find the best tinted lip balm for brown skin

Tinted lip balm for brown skin – Dr PAWPAW multipurpose balm review

I was sent all the shades in their range:

  • Dr.PAWPAW Tinted Ultimate Red Balm
  • Dr. PAWPAW Hot Pink Balm
  • Dr. PAWPAW Outrageous Orange Balm
  • Dr. PAWPAW Tinted Peach Pink Balm
  • Dr. PAWPAW Rich Mocha Balm

In the interests of accurate reporting, I’ve recorded a video try on, as well as swatches so you can see exactly how they look on my skin:

Dr PAWPAW tinted balm swatches on brown skin

Dr. PAWPAW Hot Pink Balm swatch on brown skin:

Dr. PAWPAW Hot Pink Balm swatch on brown skin

This one was my favourite.  The Dr. PAWPAW Hot Pink Balm looks great on brown skin. The beauty of it is that you don’t need lots of makeup to pull the colour off.  This makes it great for looking slightly more put together on the school run.  See exhibit below, and sorry about my resting bitch face. I have two kids under 3. I’m tired. 

Dr Paw Paw Hot pink balm on brown skin

Dr.PAWPAW Tinted Ultimate Red Balm swatch on brown skin:

Dr.PAWPAW Tinted Ultimate Red Balm swatch on brown skin

This balm was giving me serious Benefit Benetint vibes.  I only applied it lightly on my lips and it gave a wash of colour.  On my cheeks two dabs were enough to create a flush. Despite it being red, it doesn’t actually look red on my skin, courtesy of its sheer composition, it comes up more of a deep pink shade. Check out my video review to see how Dr PAWPAW Ultimate Red Balm looks using the three different colour settings of my ring light.

Dr.PAWPAW Outrageous Orange Balm swatch on brown skin:

Dr. PAWPAW Outrageous Orange Balm swatch on brown skin

This surprised me. I was expecting it to be incredibly unflattering, however, again due to its sheer balm nature, it’s quite wearable. I prefer the outrageous orange balm for my cheeks, rather than my lips.

Dr. PAWPAW Tinted Peach Pink Balm swatch on brown skin:

Dr. PAWPAW Tinted Peach Pink Balm swatch on brown skin

Another dark horse (not literally). The Dr PAWPAW Peach Pink Balm is a shade I would’ve never bought myself. However, it was perhaps one of the most flattering shades for brown skin within the range. I particularly loved it for my cheeks, as it actually brighten my complexion, and worked like a highlighter. I now understand why make-up artists are raving about Dr PAWPAW and it has its place on catwalk runways.

Dr. PAWPAW Rich Mocha Balm swatch on brown skin:

Dr. PAWPAW Rich Mocha Balm swatch on brown skin

This is my least favourite of the shades, however, it’s still a good lip tinted lip balm for dark skin. I preferred it on my lips, than my cheeks. You can watch the video to see me hilariously trying to use it as a contour and failing miserably. Note to self: balms aren’t meant to be used for contouring.

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