One of the biggest challenges of lipstick shopping is the number of colours we have to go through before we find one that we can really carry off. But this list of lip shades – many of them from newly launched lip collections – are going to knock your socks off. They’re so wearable, we can imagine most people looking great in them. We also made sure we have representatives from different finishes, so you can find something in the texture you prefer. Read on and start short-listing!
1. Shu Uemura Tint In Balm
Colour: 04 Sugar Coral
Formulated with a blend of natural origin ingredients, this new hydrating balm by Shu Uemura melts softly over lips so they feel cared for throughout the day, without compromising on colour payoff. We love how the slim and smart packaging distributes the perfect amount of balm for the lips in just one click. This is also available nine other shades, and retail at SGD42 each.
2. Clinique Pop Liquid Matte Lip Colour + Primer
Colour: Boom Pop
Don’t be taken in by the myth that bold shades are only reserved for a small group of people who can pull it off. This dark plum shade from the newest lip collection by Clinique is one that we encourage everyone to try. A liquid lipstick that contains a blend of lip-pampering oil and antioxidants, this is able to deliver a more hydrating texture compared to traditional liquid lipsticks. There are seven shades in all and they retail at SGD35 each.
3. Innisfree Real Fit Lipstick
Colour: Spring Sunset Coral Pink
With a texture that’s light as cashmere, this new range of lipsticks from Innisfree delivers a rich, pigmented colour in one smooth swipe. Containing natural camellia oil to form a protective moisture barrier on lips, this lipstick keeps lips looking moist all day. In 15 shades, our pick goes to Warm Apricot, which flatters any skin tone and helps brighten complexion. It retails at SGD20 each.
4. Sephora Rouge
Colour: 02 Golden Girl
Infused with a moisturising cocktail of peach extract, vitamin E oils, and shea butter, the Sephora Rouge gives your lips a makeover while ensuring maximum comfort for them. Its recent relaunch offers 96 shades in four finishes (shine, cream, balm, and matte), which gives us a lot of options to choose from. We are in love with the Golden Girl shade because everyone needs a champagne-tone lipstick in her stash, and is flattering on its own or over your favourite lipstick. Each Sephora Rouge retails at SGD22.
5. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Colour: Big Bang
Urban Decay’s Vice Lipstick collection carries 100 shades in all, so it’s not surprising that you can find several universally flattering shades in the arsenal. Our vote goes to Big Bang, a metallized pink shade that looks magical on its own, but add an edge to your lips when you layer it over your regular lip colour. Formulated with an easy-to-wear formula that glides on smoothly, you’ll love how it’ll never leaves your lips feeling dry. This retails at SGD29 each.
6. YSL Vernis A Levres Vinyl Cream
Texture: Creamy Gloss
Colour: 403 Rose Happening
What we love about this newly launched lip gloss is that it combines what we love of a stain, lipstick and gloss, within one product. You can achieve the look that you prefer based on how much you layer on the formula. It gives a comfortable, non-sticky wear due to its creamy texture and keep your lips feeling hydrated throughout the day. A great colour that everyone can wear is Rose Happening, a soft, pretty shade that is super wearable if you dab it on gently, or create a bolder look by applying two layers on. It is available in 12 gorgeous shades, and retails at SGD50 each.
7. Lancome L’Absolu Rouge
Colour: 317 Pourquoi Pas?
Infused with moisture-boosting and anti-ageing ingredient Pro-Xylane, the L’absolu Rouge keeps lips feeling soft and comfortable, while delivering a saturated colour. This sheer rosy shade makes it an easy colour to wear and get used to even for lipstick novices. There are 39 shades in the entire collection, and they retail at SGD46 each.