An SQ girl’s makeup would not be complete without her signature red lips. After all, a red lipstick never goes out of style and is the perfect complement to the classic and elegant image of the Singapore Girl.
Red is also a versatile colour that every woman can wear in their daily lives. Putting on red lipstick can also boost your confidence and help you stand out wherever you go. And with Chinese New Year fast approaching, you have a good reason to whip out the bold colour to impress your ah ma.
Here are 13 red lipsticks loved by SQ girls.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Envious, $52
This moisturising lipstick hydrates the lips and helps them look plumper and healthier. The creamy lipstick has a pleasant vanilla scent and is easy to apply. It feels comfortable on the lips and the intense colour doesn’t fade easily, lasting up to 6 hours. This warm and bright shade is easy to wear and is great for those who are looking to try out wearing red lipstick.
rom&nd Zero Velvet Tint in 03 Persired, $19.90
The Zero Velvet Tint series from rom&nd is extremely popular and are signature products of the brand. For this shade, the colour is highly-pigmented and the creamy texture makes it easy to apply the product evenly and smoothly. The lightweight product doesn’t feel too drying on the lips and the strong colour can be used for a bold look or it can be also easily blended to achieve a gradient effect.
BBIA Last Velvet Lip Tint in 14 Chill Boss, $13.90, Guardian
The Last Velvet Lip Tint series are the star products of BBIA and they truly live up to their reputation. The product glides on smoothly on the lips and the colour pay-off is excellent. The long-lasting formula also ensures that there isn’t a need for frequent touch-ups.
Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Heartbreaker, $40, Sephora
The lightweight formula makes it seem as if you are hardly wearing anything on your lips while it works to moisturise your puckers. This unique bright pink-toned red colour is sure to turn heads.
MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo, $33
Ruby Woo is a famous shade from MAC that is universally flattering on all skin tones. The eye-catching colour stays for a long time on your lips and brightens your complexion.
Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in #403, $35
This ultra-pigmented lipstick is in a classic red shade and does not dry out your lips. The formula includes beeswax that helps the colour last all day, and avocado oil to keep your lips nourished.
Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink in Pioneer, $17.90, Watsons
A unique arrow applicator helps you to apply this product with precision giving you well-defined lips. Besides being highly-pigmented, the bright red colour also has great staying power.
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Don’t Stop, $40
Effortlessly apply this bright medium red lip pigment with a doe-foot applicator for precise application and highly pigmented finish in one swipe. The lightweight texture applies like ink, but dries quickly to lock in the colour.
NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo, $16
Look chic and sophisticated in this deep cranberry shade with a creamy texture that glides smoothly on your lips, giving them a beautiful matte finish.
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red, $19
This lip stain from Sephora is a bright cherry red that is comfortable to wear and long-lasting. It is easy to apply and has a velvety matte finish that feels light on your lips.
Shiseido VisionAiry Gel Lipstick in 227 Sleeping Dragon, $36
This bold lipstick is durable and has a rich texture that will hydrate your lips. The sharp edge of the lipstick also makes application smooth and easy.
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Bing, $31
Not only does this true red lipstick give you gorgeous lips, it also protects them at the same time. The moisturising formula is infused with shea butter and vitamins C and E that will soften your lips.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso, $32
This lipstick is enriched with vitamin E and avocado oil so your lips can feel soft and supple. The vibrant hue lasts for up to six hours of continuous wear.