I Tested All 4 of Rhode’s Peptide Lip Tints by Hailey Bieber

The colorful cosmetics are hydrating and packed with subtle, buildable color.
Rhode peptide lip tint

Rhode peptide lip tints.

I’ll be the first to admit that I have a Rhode

peptide lip treatment

($16) on my person at all times. One is safely stowed in my purse for on-the-go application, while another is atop my desk for all-day hydration at home.

Like many fans of Hailey Bieber’s skincare essentials brand, I was thrilled when she announced the peptide lip tints ($16), a quartet of the fan favorite product with a hint of color. Just like the OG lip treatment, the tinted lip tints promise to hydrate, plump and nourish skin while delivering a subtle dose of color. Each tube is packed with shea butter for hydration, peptides to plump the lips and cupuaçu to improve skin’s suppleness. 

The peptide lip tints, which were released on Sept. 28, are currently available in four different shades and I put each of them to the test, below.

Rhode peptide lip treatment in ribbon and toast, $16 (rhodeskin.com)

Rhode peptide lip treatment test

(L-R) Rhode peptide lip tint in ribbon and toast.

Ribbon is a super sheer pink, while toast is a rose taupe hue. Like all four of the peptide lip tints, they’re ultra-hydrating, and these two provided the subtlest hint of color for my complexion. They’re ideal for achieving that no makeup makeup look when you want a fresh face, and I can see myself reaching for these on a regular basis for a quick moisturizing boost of color. All of the peptide lip tints are fragrance free, which is a huge plus in my book.

Rhode peptide lip treatment in raspberry jelly and espresso, $16 (rhodeskin.com)

Rhode peptide lip tint test

(L-R) Rhode peptide lip tint in raspberry jelly and espresso.

The raspberry jelly and espresso shades are the most pigmented of the peptide lip tints, but the best part about them all is that they provide sheer, buildable color. Use them for just a touch of glossy color or apply a few more layers to build it up.

I’ll probably reserve the bright raspberry jelly shade for special occasions that call for a bolder lip, while the rich brown espresso shade will likely be my new fall go-to lip product. The formula withstood a Shake Shack burger, and while I didn’t test any of the products with lip liner, you can apply a similarly hued one first before laying on the peptide lip tint for extra staying power.

Rhode peptide lip tints complete set, $58 (rhodeskin.com)

Rhode peptide lip tints

Rhode peptide lip treatment in toast, ribbon, raspberry jelly and espresso.

All four shades can be purchased individually, or you can buy the four pack that will ultimately save you $6 for the full set.

The bottom line 

Rhode’s peptide lip tints are just as hydrating as the original lip treatment, and the added dose of color allows for a bit of fun self-expression. I love that they’re not scented, and the formula remains cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free. So far, they live up to all of the viral hype in my book.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.