Gold is one of the most significant colours in Chinese culture that signifies luck and prosperity. This shade together with red will saturate the entire celebration, especially during a happy occasion. And while putting on a red dress or gold jewellery suffices for most of the auspicious-loving community, others on RED (a.k.a. China’s Instagram) remain dissatisfied.
Taking the gold game up a notch, Chinese influencers on the platform have been continuously donning gold-speckled lipsticks and it’s easy to see why.
The gold pearlescent sheen adds instant dimension to the lips, catching the light and giving it an extra oomph.
It can also come in a subtler form of micro-glitter pigments that brighten up the complexion. Many users layer on glosses to emphasise the sparkle and make the pout look ever-so-juicy!
But either way, the gold colour plays well with skin tones of almost every type and can amp up any look for a sexy occasion. Trust us, heads are going to turn if you ever sport this on.
Ahead, we compiled a variety of gold-speckled lippies that you’ll want to snag for an auspicious pout.
Gold-speckled lipsticks to try
Tom Ford Lip Spark (23 Alias)
Literal sparks will fly when you put on Tom Ford Lip Spark (23 Alias). In a single swipe, this dark coral lippie will impart explosive and multi-dimensional colour thanks to the mesmerising glittery formula. On top of that, it is infused with a light, non-greasy vegetable emollient that makes lips smoother and softer with every application.
Tom Ford Lip Spark (23 Alias) retails for S$76.
Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss (106 Amarena)
Your lips will never feel this luxe until you put on Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss in 106 Amarena.
Irresistible and intensely shiny, this exquisite pinky-red gloss has a gel texture that melts onto the lips for a high shine watery effect. Along with a natural coconut derivative, its Hydraboost complex made from a wax trio of jojoba, sunflower, and mimosa will leave your lips moisturised but non-sticky throughout the day.
Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss (106 Amarena) retails for S$50 and is available at Chanel’s Fragrance & Beauty boutiques (ION Orchard, Raffles City, JEM, MBS, and Vivocity) or online through Chanel’s e-concierge.
NARS Afterglow Lip Shine (Hot Spell)
A cross between a classic red and bright pink, NARS Afterglow Lip Shine (Hot Spell) is a limited-edition lip gloss that effortlessly glides a deep raspberry colour on your pout for a feminine and chic vibe. And of course, its gold shimmer leaves a veil of iridescence that is almost too bright to look at.
Synonymous to its shade, the lippie is nourished with raspberry seed oil and pomegranate extract for ultra-hydration and protection against environmental aggressors.
NARS Afterglow Lip Shine (Hot Spell) retails for S$40.
Perfect Diary Golden Glamour Select Velvet Lipstick (V14 Scarlet Whisper)
If glosses don’t do it for you, we have a velvet matte that might do the trick. A full-coverage formula that delivers a highly pigmented swash of colour, Golden Glamour Select Velvet Lipstick is the lippie to pick up if you want lightweight wear that lasts all day. On top of its delicious velvet creamy finish, it has a subtle glittering gold sheen that’ll make you the luckiest person alive.
Perfect Diary Golden Glamour Select Velvet Lipstick (V14 Scarlet Whisper) retails for S$15.90.
A'PIEU Juicy Pang Sparkling Tint (BE02 Guava)
When the legendary Kpop singer Taeyeon from Girls Generation picks this as one of her go-to shades, you’d best be grabbing it too.
A’PIEU Juicy Pang Sparkling Tint (BE02 Guava) is a bright pink lip tint infused with glitter to deliver a sparkly lacquered finish that can’t get any shinier. Made with a nourishing blend of honey, apple, and rose extract, this formula will leave you with the plushest and pampered pout.
A’PIEU Juicy Pang Sparkling Tint (BE02 Guava) retails for S$7.72.
Dior Addict Stellar Halo Shine (740 Happy Star)
Unlike the rest of the lippies in this round-up, this one stands out with its gold and pink pearlescent shimmer that delivers up to eight hours of unparalleled shine.
And the best part? Stellar Halo Shine has a balm-like texture that glides on incredibly smooth to impart a fine film infused with aloe vera for all-day hydration. Not only will your lips be looking delicious, but they will also smell incredible with an addictive scent of vanilla and a hint of musk.
Dior Addict Stellar Halo Shine (740 Happy Star) retails for S$56 and is available at all Dior boutiques and counters.
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro (405G Gold Mania)
Part of the House’s 2019 Christmas collection, 405 Gold Mania is designed to capture all the joys and festivities of the season. Its matte gel formula is non-sticky yet highly pigmented and provides up to eight hours of hydration for comfortable wear. Even if it isn’t near the holidays, we think this would look good regardless and help you dazzle all night (and day).
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro (405G Gold Mania) retails for S$51.
Girlcult The Classic of Mountains and Seas (轩辕国人)
Of course, we had to include a C-beauty lippie in this sparkly list. But instead of the vivid pinks and reds, this one is a toned-down nude that would complement literally anyone. Its gold-flecked infused formula is as hydrating as it is sparkly because of added calendula and fucus extracts. And to top it off, it comes with a narrow doe-foot applicator that delivers the exact amount of gloss needed for a precise outline.
Girlcult The Classic of Mountains and Seas (轩辕国人) retails for S$18.75.
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