Five CLEO members put on the red lipstick and we asked Joanna Lam, from YSL, to read our lips.

Who: Cynthia Chew, Senior Beauty Editor, wears YSL Rouge Couture Mat #202

When it comes to red lippies, I usually go for the brighter and bolder ones. My favourites are those with a hint of orange or pink like this one in them.


What her kiss says:

  1. Diamond shaped: You are successful in whatever you do and receive a lot of satisfaction from whatever you do. You make a wonderful mentor as you are generous with your time.
  2. Average sized upper and lower lip: You are a good listener and work well alone or with others. You have good communication skills, will be on time and do your part without much supervision.
  3. Moderate Cupid Bow: You are usually even tempered, cooperative, and versatile. You are an excellent mediator or negotiator.
  4. No Hug Pucker: You are either getting as many hugs and kisses as you want and need, and are good at letting others know if you want more affection, or just go ahead and hug people.
  5. Angel Wings: These belong to people whom others call “angels”. You radiate love and do kind and unexpected things for others.

​Who: Liu Kai Ying, Editorial Assistant, wears YSL Rouge Couture Mat #201


I have honestly never experienced such a smooth application before – the colour practically glided on my lips! The bright hue adds a nice pop to my usually black outfit, which makes it a must-have in my everyday makeup pouch!


What her kiss says:

  1.  Round Shaped: You like things to run smoothly and dislike controversy, conflict and confusion. You are cooperative and will bend over backwards to see other people’s point of view.
  2.  Dark Line Upper Inner Edge: This indicates guarded emotions. People with this mark have a protective shield up and do not show their true emotions. You could make a good poker player.
  3. Stress Line in Hug Pucker: This indicates that there is stress going on in your life. You will need to figure out what you can do differently to eliminate any conflict or confusion.
  4. Upper and Lower Lip Full: You are an excellent listener and problem solver with whom people like to share their difficulties and issues. You are socially oriented and generous with others, sometimes to a fault.
  5. No Cupid’s Bow: You have your own style, your own way of doing things, and work to please yourself. You do not mind helping others, but you need the details of what you are expected to do and when it needs to be done.

Who: Hidayah, Digital Writer, wears YSL Rouge Couture Mat #203


I’m not used to wearing matte lipsticks but this one surprisingly glided on smoothly and didn’t make my lips appear dry. It felt so light on my lips that I forgot I had it on till I removed my makeup at night.

What her kiss says:

  1. Wavy Lip Print: This indicates that you are an artist of some kind, has a lot of creative talent and a vivid imagination.
  2. Stress Lines in Lower Lip: These lines indicate an inner worrier. Others see you as carefree, but the truth is that you privately rehash things that are bothering you.
  3. Average Upper and Lower Lip: You are a good listener and work well alone or with others.
  4. Moderate Cupid’s Bow: You are usually even tempered, cooperative, and versatile. You are an excellent mediator or negotiator with a keen ability to see both sides of a situation.
  5. Upwards, Closed Lip Corner: This indicates happy-go-lucky people. You are optimistic and used to things going their way.

Who: Sophie Hong, Features Writer, wears YSL Rouge Couture Mat #204


The colour was very intense! Just one swipe was enough to give me very vibrant lips. I love how creamy the formula was – my lips stayed well-hydrated even though I didn’t have lip balm on. Best of all, I still had my red lips on after five drinks.

What her kiss says:

  1. Diamond Shaped: You are successful at whatever you do and receive a lot of satisfaction from doing whatever you do.
  2. Upper and Lower Lip Full: You are an excellent listener and problem solver with whom people like to share their difficulties and issues. You are good at getting others to follow your vision.
  3. No Cupid’s Bow: You have your own style, your own way of doing things, and work to please yourself. You take good care of yourself, and can work well alone but can also be a good team player.
  4. Hug Pucker on Lower Lip: You have a tendency to give others recognition for accomplishments, but are not good about acknowledging those things for yourself.
  5. Spiritual Lines: This indicates a strong spiritual connection to the universe. It is a guiding, healing force and a comfort to you with this mark.

Who: Kit Chua, Senior Features Writer, wears YSL Rouge Couture Mat #209



The texture is surprisingly smooth for a matte lipstick – it’s very easy to apply and it feels super silky, you can kind of forget you’re wearing anything. And I also liked how pigmented the colour is.

What her kiss says:

  1. Triangle + Diamond Lip: Often working behind the scenes, you help others achieve their goals and dreams. You have a unique ability to recognise and cultivate human strengths and talents.
  2. Energy Lines in Top and Bottom Lip Inner Corners/Lip Print in A Lip Print: These lines show a protective energy surrounding your emotions and feelings. Others have to prove themselves to you, but once they do, you will be the best friend they ever had.
  3. No Hug Pucker: It means you are either usually getting as many hugs and kisses as you want and need, and are good at letting others know if you want more affection, or just go ahead and hug people.
  4. Small Spacing; Inch Slightly Open: You will listen to other people’s ideas, but if the gap is very narrow, you may just be pretending to listen. Your mind may already be made up, but you may give someone a chance to make a case.
  5. Mother Nature Lines: This indicates your need to get outside for mental well-being and to stay in shape. You can recharge your batteries by connecting with the beauty of nature and indulging the senses.

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Text: Cynthia Chew
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