You could be really frugal with the rest of your makeup collection, but it always seems like lipsticks are everyone’s weak spots. After all, you wouldn’t need to change the foundation or blusher you use on an everyday basis, but wearing a different lipstick can dramatically alter your look and help you achieve the mood you’re going for.
If you’ve clicked into this article and are already reading this, we’re pretty sure that you’d agree.
Consequently, it seems like new lipsticks are being released by the dozens every other week. It feels good to have so many choices, but who really has time to wade through all the new releases and find out what’s best for them?
Well, we’re here to do all the makeup research work so you don’t have to. Here are 11 recommendations from the latest lip releases based on the type of lip look you love best.
High-shine, juicy lips
1. Make Up Store Lip Gloss in Glace Virgin
Transparent lip glosses are almost an essential in any lipstick junkie’s collection, especially if they have a weakness for a super high-shine look on the lips.
Make Up Store Lip Gloss in Glace Virgin retails for SGD27 at Make Up Store counters (313@somerset, Robinsons Heeren, Robinsons JEM).
2. Make Up Store Silky Gloss in Tiramisu
Want a MLBB (my lips but better) shade but with a healthy glowy finish? The Make Up Store Silky Gloss in Tiramisu (doesn’t that sound so delicious?) is a beautiful rose-brown colour that is both natural looking but also gives the lips a pop of life.
Make Up Store Silky Gloss in Tiramisu retails for SGD27 at Make Up Store counters (313@somerset, Robinsons Heeren, Robinsons JEM).
3. Tarte Tarteist Lip Bling
Even Tarte’s packaging for this lip product shows how much bling you’re going to get with their Tarteist Lip Bling. This transparent lip gloss will add more sparkle to your shine with its dense iridiscent pink and gold flecks.
It also contains mango seed extract, shea butter, and vitamins C and E to condition your lips while you’re wearing it.
Tarte Tarteist Lip Bling retails for SGD32 at Sephora.
Matte powdery finish
4. Clinique Pop Lip Shadow Cushion Matte Lip Powder
This lippie breaks new grounds in every aspect. From its fierce chrome stiletto heel design, to its unique cream-to-powder pigment with a plush matte finish, this product will give you that pop of fresh air into your lipstick collection.
Clinique Pop Lip Shadow Cushion Matte Lip Powder retails for SGD38 at Sephora and all Clinique counters.
Transfer-proof and non-drying
5. Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte
Make Up For Ever has always been renowned for the amazing staying power of their products (they did start out producing makeup for synchronized swimmers after all).
Nevertheless, we were still super impressed by how long-lasting and, importantly, non-drying the formula of their new Artist Liquid Matte lipsticks were! It comes in 19 different shades.
Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte retails for SGD35 at Sephora and MUFE counters.
6. Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip Liquid Lipsticks
This is a cult classic that has long made its rounds on YouTube and the American beauty guru community before finally hitting local shelves recently.
They are famed not only for the uniquely beautiful shades in their range, but also for the formula’s excellent longevity on the lips.
Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip Liquid Lipstick retails for SGD30 at Sephora.
Demi-matte lipstick bullets
7. Etude House Dear My Matte Tinting Lips-Talk
You loved their customisable lipstick cases the last time, so Etude House is back with more exciting new designs for you to choose from, along with a brand new matte lipstick collection of 10 new shades!
Etude House Dear My Matte Tinting Lips-Talk retails for SGD7.90 for each case and SGD15.90 for each refill at all Etude House outlets and on Lazada.
8. Make Up Store Lipsticks
Whether you want to go bold and dramatic, or light and cool with these in-trend shades from Make Up Store. Guilty Pleasure is a vampy shade of red mixed with dark brown, while Redwood is a light and muted dusty rose.
Make Up Store Lipsticks in Guilty Pleasure and Redwood retail for SGD32 each at Make Up Store counters (313@somerset, Robinsons Heeren, Robinsons JEM).
Classic femme fatale red
9. Chanel Numeros Rouges Rouge Allure
In a new collection to celebrate class and elegance that defines Chanel as a brand, their latest collection Numeros Rouges curated not one but four classic shades of red lipsticks that will bring out the femme fatale in you.
Chanel Rouge Allure and Rouge Allure Velvet retails for SGD52 each at all Chanel counters.
10. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Mats
The sleek, all-gold finish of the lipstick case, and the velvet-matte finish. This lipstick is simply screaming luxe from on high, and we are down for it. It comes in 7 gorgeous shades ranging from orange and corals, to pink and classic reds, and even a sheer black.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Mats retail for SGD51 each at all YSL counters.
Statement lipstick case
11. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Hydrating Creamy Lipstick
As you can imagine, the theme of Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea collection is good old hydration, and the lipsticks are no exception. Although the formula is creamy, the lipstick is almost like a stain and provides great wear time.
Of course, one of the main reasons why any of us would get attracted to this lipstick from the get-go is the amazing case it comes in. It’s made of hard acrylic (so it feels expensive too) and bears a beautiful marble pattern that reminds us of the ocean – we can’t stop staring!
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Hydrating Creamy Lipstick retails for SGD33 at Sephora.