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Across decades, celebrities have adorned a bold, red-lip look. And the latest glowing star to do that in the K-drama world is Park Yeon-jin (played by Lim Ji-yeon) in the Netflix original series, The Glory.

For the uninitiated, The Glory was penned by hit writer Kim Eun Sook and illustrates the story of a former victim of vile school violence who goes on a revenge plan to get even. The stunning Song Hye-kyo stars as the vengeful protagonist Moon Dong-eun while Lim Ji-yeon plays the main school bully Park Yeon-jin.

From multiple interviews, it’s clear that Ji-yeon is a hardworking actress who knows what she’s doing and is born with talent too. Directors and crew she’s worked with only have praises for her as a person and professional.

Her role in her first feature film Obsessed in 2014 earned her a Grand Bell Award and a Baeksang Arts Award nomination, among other accolades. She’s even appeared in Netflix’s Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area as Seoul, an anti-hero character.

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Lim Ji-yeon’s red lips

You could say that Ji-yeon has some sort of affinity with playing darker roles, although Park Yeon-jin is her first villain role in the 12 years of her acting career.

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Her recent femme fatale pictorial with Vogue Korea’s February 2023 issue certainly exudes a villainous, charismatic, and devil-may-care attitude.

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All decked out in red and black, Ji-yeon poses with red roses, a pair of scissors, and a bold and gorgeous red lip — quite the perfect representation of a blood-soaked revenge drama.

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And for those who have been binge-watching the trending Netflix show with us, you’ll remember a few scenes where Park Yeon-jin wears blood-red lips.

Red lipsticks to purchase

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When it comes to lipstick, there’s almost no bigger statement than red. It’s sexy, ravishing, attention-grabbing, and also a timeless classic. The best part? Anyone can pull off red lips.

Satisfy your villain era with some of these top-picked red lipsticks in 2023, including those hailing from Korea, and create your own enigmatic red lip look.

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

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For those on a budget, you’ll find this range of Maybelline lipsticks to be one of the most budge-proof ones out there.

It’s very pigmented, gives a matte finish, and has countless tests and reviews proving it’ll definitely stay on your lips the whole day. So if you’re going for the evil queen look, this red lipstick will be fitting since villains don’t take holidays.

Plus, there’s a plethora of red shades to choose from, whether you want it loud, a little spicier, or more muted.

The only downside is that it can feel a bit dry or sticky on the lips, so do moisturise your lips or apply lip balm before using this lipstick!

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick retails for S$16.40 instead of S$20.50 on Watsons.

Bonus tip: In case you missed it, you can now exchange opened makeup products at Watsons within seven days of your purchase. So do keep your receipts in case you need a different shade of red that’s more suited to your villain needs.

PERIPERA Ink Airy Velvet Tint

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If you prefer a milder red lip that’s equally pigmented, try out this popular Korean brand’s lip tint.

Frequently recommended by beauty experts, PERIPERA’s Ink Airy Velvet Tint has high adhesion, a thin and light watercolour-like texture, and a moisturising formula as well.

It’s also very buildable, which makes it the perfect tool for a gradient lip or if you want to personalise the colour’s intensity.

To match Ji-yeon’s Vogue photos, we’d recommend going for the shades Pure Red or Smoky Red.

PERIPERA Ink Airy Velvet Tint retails for S$15.90 on Watsons.

Rare Beauty Lip Soufflé Matte Lip Cream

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Selena Gomez fan or not, you’ll love this air-whipped lip cream that hugs the lips beautifully all day without any drying or caking.

Other than being super pigmented, this lip cream has hydrating properties too. It’s made with a botanical blend of lotus, gardenia, white waterlily, and vitamin E that nourishes the lips while leaving a soft blurring effect.

For a more vivid red, go for the shade Inspire or try a darker red with the shade Transform.

Rare Beauty Lip Soufflé Matte Lip Cream retails for S$33 on Sephora.

Rouge Dior Forever Liquid

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Dubbed as the first ultra-pigmented, transfer-proof liquid Dior lipstick, this range of lipsticks is vibrant in colour and won’t settle into lip lines nor fade.

With the comfort of a bare-lip feel, the Rouge Dior Forever Liquid pushes the limits of long wear and boasts optimal coverage for 12 hours.

Its petal-shaped applicator is also the perfect tool for defining lips with precision and deposits just the right amount of product needed.

Equipped with a reservoir that takes up and deposits just the right amount of product, the petal-shaped applicator is the perfect tool for defining the lips with precision.

For the most ‘sinister’ red shades, go for Forever Glam, Forever Charm or Forever Dior.

Dior Rouge Dior Forever Liquid retails for S$62 on Dior.


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Advocated by BLACKPINK’s Jennie, luxury K-beauty brand HERA has one of the most well-loved lipsticks. It does have a matte version, but we’d suggest you try the improved original version for a glossy, satin finish.

Its Luster Setting™ offers an 8-hour lasting glow without any feelings of stickiness. Regardless of your lips’ conditions, this lipstick will slide effortlessly onto your lips. Its texture is very breathable and contains moisturising ingredients to help the lips look smooth and hydrated.

HERA ROUGH HOLIC retails for S$39.10 instead of S$54 on Lazada.

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