There’s nothing quite like a classic red lip to spice up your beauty look. Whether you’re rocking a romantic ruby shade on a hot date or adding a touch of auspicious red to your Chinese New Year outfit, pucker up and paint the town red with our top lippie picks.
ETUDE HOUSE Cherry Moisture Lip Glow in RD301, $12.90
If a lip gloss and a lip oil had a love child, the ETUDE HOUSE Cherry Moisture Lip Glow would be it. Packed with rosehip oil, jojoba seed oil and sweet almond oil, it lends a natural hint of colour while keeping your pucker moisturised. Although it has a slick texture, we like that it doesn’t come off as tacky and sits comfortably on your lips. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it smells and tastes delish!
THEFACESHOP Flat Velvet Lipstick in London Red, $16
We love a good lipstick bullet, but there’s just something about the Flat Velvet Lipsticks from THEFACESHOP that could easily turn us into flat-topped converts. Thanks to its angular tip, it allows you to create a more defined lip look with a semi-matte finish that lasts. Get it in its signature London Red hue for extra oomph.
Tarte Color Splash Shade Shifting Lipstick in Body Surf, $33
If you’re looking to dazzle your date on V-Day, slap on the Tarte Color Splash Shade Shifting Lipstick in this mesmerising copper metallic shade that’s to die for. Tip: layer it over a crimson lip for a swish of glimmer and off you go to steal the show!
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Bawse, $42
For a long-wearing pout that stays poppin’ all day, you can’t go wrong with the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick. Swipe it on for a fuss-free red hue that stays put comfortably for hours on end.
M·A·C Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Metallic in Love Weapon, $39
For maximum glamour, the M.A.C Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Metallic glides onto your lips smoothly and dries to a matte metallic finish that will not smudge, budge or transfer mid-smooch. And with a name like Love Weapon, this lippie is pretty much made for Valentine’s Day!
3INA The Chubby Lipstick 100, $16
For those who are dining out on V-Day or on the go during the CNY festivities, take this Chubby Lipstick from 3INA for a spin. This easy-to-use chubstick comes in a handy pen-shaped format that lets you draw on lip colour in seconds – perfect for midday touchups!
shu uemura Laque Supreme in RD05, $43
If you’re going all-out gloss queen mode, it doesn’t get anymore luxurious than the shu uemura Laque Supreme, which is formulated with special technology to offer high-shine and super pigmented colour in one swipe. We dare you to pick up the signature lacquer-red shade that’s sure to turn heads wherever you go.
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