Trends come and go, but we’re certain that “milk tea” lipsticks are here to stay.
Creamy, nude hues with milky undertones, these lippies are the perfect match for any outfit, and their versatility is why we adore them.
We know that some of the prettiest “milk tea” lipsticks can be a little pricier, but we’ve got you (and your wallet) covered. Check out these picks that are all under S$21 – most of them are even below S$10! What a steal!
- Peripera Ink Velvet in shade #24 Milky Nude
- rom&nd Juicy Lasting Tint in shade #23 Nucadamia
- Etude Fixing Tint Lipstick in shade #04 Ginger Milk Tea
- Canmake Melty Luminous Rouge in shade T02 Rose Milk Tea
- Wakemake Water Blurring Fixing Tint in shade #05 Soft Brick
- Holika Holika Heart Crush Glow Tint Air in shade #08 Cuddly
- Kaja Love Swipe in shade #03 Everygirl
Peripera Ink Velvet in shade #24 Milky Nude
Any beauty junkie worth their salt knows that a pretty lipstick shade is nothing without a good formula and finish. Lucky for us, Peripera’s Ink Velvet line has both.
Their iconic Ink Velvet makes for the perfect “milk tea” lipstick with its light beige hue. Ink Velvet also has a matte finish so glide this over the centre of your lips and you’ll get the perfect gradient lips.
Peripera Ink Velvet 024 Milky Nude retails for S$9.90 (U.P. S$15.90), available at Watsons.
rom&nd Juicy Lasting Tint in shade #23 Nucadamia
If you prefer a glossy lip look, the Juicy Lasting Tint from rom&nd is for you. You’ll get the juiciest pout with an irresistible wet-shine look once you swipe this gloss over your lips.
The shade Nucadamia is a mid-toned brown with a tinge of pink in its undertone. The natural colour of your lips will show through the gloss’s sheer finish.
Snag this now while it’s being sold at a 29% discount (this is accurate at the time of writing).
rom&nd Juicy Lasting Tint in shade #23 Nucadamia retails for S$8.79 (U.P. S$12.43), available at Shopee.
Etude Fixing Tint Lipstick in shade #04 Ginger Milk Tea
Etude has made its return to Singapore’s retail shops and we couldn’t be happier now that we can easily get our hands on their adorable lippies.
Fixing Tint Lipstick has a mousse-like texture that will sit comfortably on your lips. Its buildable consistency is also great for creating a gradient lip look.
Its name perfectly describes its hue. This is a light beige shade with a splash of orange undertones, perfectly embodying a cup of ginger milk tea.
Etude Fixing Tint Lipstick in shade #04 Ginger Milk Tea retails for S$20.90, available at Watsons.
Canmake Melty Luminous Rouge in shade T02 Rose Milk Tea
It’s time to show some love to our bullet-type lipsticks. Melty Luminous Rouge even features a bullet with a heart embossed on the top of it.
That aside, the shade Rose Milk Tea is a great option if you’re not a huge fan of a pale beige. As the name suggests, it has a tinge of rosy pink that pairs well with its beige undertones.
Your pout will get a candy-like appearance with the high-shine finish its formula gives you.
Canmake Melty Luminous Rouge in shade T02 Rose Milk Tea retails for S$17.17, available at Yesstyle.
Wakemake Water Blurring Fixing Tint in shade #05 Soft Brick
Don’t be fooled by the watery, glossy texture of this lipstick. It may look like a gloss but it actually dries down matte.
The soft pink-brown with a tinge of apricot brings about a sweet twist to the usual “milk tea” lipstick shade.
With its watery consistency, you’ll be able to blend and even mix it with other shades to customise your lip colour too.
Wakemake Water Blurring Fixing Tint in shade #05 Soft Brick retails for S$12.81 on Yesstyle.
Holika Holika Heart Crush Glow Tint Air in shade #08 Cuddly
When you first swipe this lippie on, you’ll get a nice glossy look. Give it a moment to set and you’ll see a gorgeous “milk tea” stain on your lips, and it’ll last for hours.
Holika Holika Heart Crush Glow Tint Air in shade #08 Cuddly retails for S$$19.90, available at Shopee.
Kaja Love Swipe in shade #03 Everygirl
We’re swooning over the heart-shaped lipstick bottle.
If you’re looking for a nude shade, this option is great for you. Unlike the other “milk tea” lipsticks that may have a warm undertone, this shade is a neutral nude. It’s a mid-toned brown that bears a hint of pink for the perfect balance.
It also has a matte finish for that MLBB (My Lips But Better) look.
Kaja Love Swipe in shade #03 Everygirl retails for S$16.79, available at Yesstyle.
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