Various makeup trends come and go, but a particular one that won’t die out anytime soon has definitely got to be the milk tea trend. From milk tea-inspired hair colours to eyeshadows, we thought we’ve seen it all – that was until we saw the resurgence of the shade in the form of glossy lipsticks.

If you’re new to the concept of milk tea beauty products, you were probably expecting varying tones of beige, just like literal milk tea. Well, not so much for the lipstick trend.

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Image Credit: RED

Rather, it takes inspiration from the creamy aspect of the beloved drink, blending tinges of pink with nude to give you the perfect My Lips But Better (MLBB) colour. Apart from a natural-looking, sheer wash of colour, these glossy shades also add shine to your lips for a three-dimensional glow.

Want to hop on the bandwagon? Here are 12 natural and versatile shades you should stock up on right now.

1. Colourpop Lip Tint in Gimme S'more

1. Colourpop Lip Tint in Gimme S'more

Amongst the brand’s huge variety of lippies, this definitely has to be one of our favourites. Its ultra moisturising formula is loaded with nourishing ingredients like passionfruit oil, coconut oil, and shea butter. Its gorgeous hint of colour is topped off with a subtle sparkle.

This lip tint retails for US$8 (~S$10.74). 

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2. Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in #75

2. Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in #75

The first-ever liquid lipstick by Chanel, this one provides all-day shine and keeps your lips hydrated for up to 12 hours, thanks to its water-resistant properties!

This lipstick retails for S$54 and can be found at Chanel beauty counters.

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3. Lancome L'Absolu Lacquer Gloss in #274

3. Lancome L'Absolu Lacquer Gloss in #274

Combining the comfort of lip glosses with the intense pigment of lipsticks, this gloss from Lancome allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds. Its innovative oil-in-water emulsion makes the formula lightweight and non-sticky too.

This lip gloss retails for S$42.50.

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4. Dior Forever Liquid Lipstick in #100 Forever Nude

4. Dior Forever Liquid Lipstick in #100 Forever Nude

It may not have a glossy finish, but this one’s ideal when it comes to frequent mask-wearing. This transfer-proof lipstick from Dior is a milk tea shade that’s loved by many users on RED, China’s version of Instagram. It lasts for up to 12 hours, so you can show off the pretty nude pink shade for longer.

This lipstick retails for S$56 and can be found at Dior beauty counters.

Alternatively, you can find it online:

Sephora
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5. Estee Lauder Pure Colour Illuminating Shine in #902 Profound

5. Estee Lauder Pure Colour Illuminating Shine in #902 Profound

A buildable colour that glides on easily, this lipstick from Estee Lauder imparts a sheer wash of colour that’s also incredibly hydrating.

Infused with a blend of hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and triglycerides, the formula prevents cracking and flaking for soft, moisturised lips all day long. Its unique formula also instantly plumps your lips for a voluminous pout.

This lipstick retails for S$52. 

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6. Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom, #112

6. Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom, #112

Another popular favourite shade that we spotted on RED, this gorgeous lip gloss from Chanel is an absolute must-have. It not only provides a long-lasting and intense shine, but also gives a subtle plumping effect.

This lipstick retails for S$54 and can be found at Chanel beauty counters. 

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7. Dior Addict Lipstick Colour Shine in 623 Hypnotique

7. Dior Addict Lipstick Colour Shine in 623 Hypnotique

If you’re looking for a beautiful translucent glowy finish, then we’d say this is the one to go for. Apart from its beautiful shimmer, this lip gloss boasts a hydrating formula that is infused with aloe vera and a blend of oils and waxes. It claims to provide you with at least 32% more moisture and hydration!

This lipstick retails for S$56 and can be found at Dior beauty counters. 

Alternatively, you can find it online:

Sephora

8. YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in #121

8. YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in #121

Not only does this lipstick impart a natural wash of colour on your lips, but it’s also made of an extremely hydrating formula that doubles as a conditioning lip balm. Up to 65% of the formula is comprised of macadamia oil and pomegranate extract, both of which are equally rich in antioxidants.

The Daily Vanity team gave this lippie a try a few months back and we definitely fell in love with its natural pigment and moisturising formula! Check out our honest reviews on the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick here.

This lipstick retails for S$55 and can be found at YSL Beaute boutiques counters. 

Alternatively, you can find it online:

Isetan
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9. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Jane

9. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Jane

The Audacious lipstick line is NARS’ bestselling range for a reason! Each lipstick has a weightless and creamy texture that glides across the lips easily and provides complete coverage in just one swipe.

Its micro-sized lipstick spheres are combined with Purtucula extract to give you fuller and plumper lips. Plus, it’s formulated with white mushroom extract to brighten your lips.

This lipstick retails for S$46.

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10. 3CE Slim Velvet Lip Colour in Simple Stay

10. 3CE Slim Velvet Lip Colour in Simple Stay

This lipstick offers all-day moisture while giving your lips a beautiful velvet finish. You won’t have to worry about cracking, flaking lip colour with this lipstick. Its formula is moisturising and buildable too, so you can reapply it throughout the day without ending up with a cakey, crusty look.

This lipstick retails for S$27.58.

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11. Gucci Rouge De Beaute Brilliant Lipstick in #204

11. Gucci Rouge De Beaute Brilliant Lipstick in #204

If you thought lipsticks that offered up to 12 hours of moisture were impressive enough, this one from Gucci offers you 24 hours of moisture thanks to its lip balm-like properties.

Formulated with ultra-hydrating ingredients such as flower oils, fruit butters, and hyaluronic acid, this lipstick helps keep your lips hydrated throughout the day while delivering intense pigment.

This lipstick retails for S$53 and can be found at Gucci beauty counters. 

Alternatively, you can find it online:

Sephora

12. Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Lip Gloss in Free Spirit

12. Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Lip Gloss in Free Spirit

If we were to pick the most natural-looking shade from the list, it would definitely be this lip gloss from Bobbi Brown. It has a subtle pink tint that’s a close match to one’s natural lip colour. Infused with a blend of nutrient-rich botanical oils, this non-sticky gloss will give you a comfy feeling on the lips all day!

This lipstick retails for S$41 and can be found at Bobbi Brown beauty counters. 

Alternatively, you can find it online:

Sephora

Feature image credits: RED

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