Remember the K-Beauty trend of dried rose lip colour a couple years ago? Tbh, we’re still not over how pretty that colour is, which is why we’ve rounded up some of the prettiest rose-coloured lippies that you can still wear now. For the uninitiated, the rose hue is the sweet spot between pink and red, giving you that rose-kissed puckers. And when you smooch your bae, he can say he got a kiss from a rose, à la Seal’s famous song. Scroll through the gallery for our top 10 picks.
1. Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink Crushed Rose Collection in #11 Rosy Beige Maple, $15
This gives a non-drying matte finish and is formulated with camellia, mango seed, avocado and cotton seed oils to keep lips feeling nourished and soft too.
2. Hera Rouge Holic Exceptional in #235 Mi Amor Seoul, $45
This gives a natural matte finish and glides on easily. Plus, we heard that this is one of the shades that brand muse Gianna Jun wore in the K-drama Legend of the Blue Sea as the sassy mermaid.
Milani Amore Shine Lip Creme in Idol, $19.50, Watsons
This gives a high-shine finish and has a flexible applicator to distribute the formula evenly across your lips.
A much brighter rose shade than the other lipsticks on this list, this gives a matte finish and is so lightweight you won’t feel like you’re wearing anything at all.
5. Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick in Anniversary, $38, Sephora
Enriched with sweet almond oil, this matte lipstick keeps lips feeling hydrated and smooth while giving intense colour payoff.
If you’re looking for a more subtle rose shade, this balmy lipstick is the one to go for. It has aloe vera and a blend of oils and waxes to keep lips hydrated and soft, as well as pearlescent micropigments that give a high-shine finish.
7. Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick in Polaroid Pink, $59, Sephora
With a custom blend of polymers, this matte lipstick minimises the appearance of imperfections such as fine lines while providing intense colour payoff. Plus, we just really like its tube.
8. Nyx Professional Makeup Slip Tease Full Color Lip Lacquer Lip Gloss in Rosy Outlook, $20
This lightweight lip gloss gives a high shine finish that’s not too sticky. The hourglass-shaped applicator also makes it easy to spread the gloss across the lips.
Infused with algae extract, this lipstick smooths out fine lines and gives intense colour payoff with a formula that is said to last six hours without feathering.
Image: Jane Tan
Text: Kayce Teo