If you can’t decide what lipsticks to buy, these iconic lipstick shades from the best beauty brands will help you narrow down your choices.
#1 MAC Lipstick in Russian Red, $33
The OG of classic red lipstick, the MAC Lipstick in Russian Red is like a trusty friend that has accompanied many SQ girls on their first flights.
In celebration of National Lipstick Day on 29th July, MAC is giving away free lipsticks with every purchase. Head down to the MAC stores for your perfect pucker.
#2 NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Schiap, $40
Bright, but never apologetic, the NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Schiap made pink the new power colour of choice (sorry, red!). There is also an element of fun tied in with Schiap, making this one of the most iconic shades to the brand.
#3 shu uemura Rouge Unlimited Central in CR 330, $38
shu uemura is known for releasing more shades of lipsticks than we can count, so it’s been difficult to choose one. But we decided on the CR 330, a coral shade that flatter Asian skin tones.
#4 Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993, $31
Did anyone forget to pick up their jaws when Urban Decay announced 100 shades for the launch of their Vice Lipsticks? With at least 15 shades of nudes, the Vice Lipstick in 1993 is the perfect MLBB (my lips, but better) shade.
#5 Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Colour in Parisian Red, $48
Ever noticed how Parisian girls are always look so effortless when it comes to their makeup? The trick is a blue-red like the Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Colour in Parisian Red, which gives the illusion of whiter teeth.
#6 Burberry Beauty Kisses Lipstick in Oxblood, $45
Embrace your darker side with the Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Oxblood. This universally-flattering wine red is the goth-ier version of their best-selling shade in Military Red, but if you’re looking for a vampy shade, this is basically your go-to.
#7 Cle de Peau Beaute Rouge a Levres Cashmere in 103 Legend, $92
Replacing the existing Extra Rich Lipstick 300 range, the Cle de Peau Beaute Rouge a Levres Cashmere glides on like a dream. We can’t ignore the $92 price tag, but let’s just say it’s like enveloping your lips with the plushest of velvet.
#8 Dior Rouge Dior in 999, $50
The iconic 999 shades exists in a few of their lipsticks ranging in different textures, but we have to give our love to the creamy and luxurious texture of Rouge Dior. This gorgeous red is a must have for those seeking a power pout to take them through the day.
#9 HERA Rouge Holic Exceptional in 333 Passion, $46
As a new brand that just launched in Singapore, you might not be familiar with the HERA range, but the Rouge Holic Exceptional in 333 should be your go-to if your at their counter in Takashimaya.
#10 Kat Von D Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick in Lolita II, $30
Although the original Lolita shade is like the OG of MLBB shades, we prefer the Lolita II shade for its warmer, and slightly pinker tone.
#11 LANEIGE Two Tone Lip Bar in Maxi Red, $34
The two-tone lip bar gave us the easiest way to create ombre lips. Although this look isn’t necessarily still trending, the LANEIGE Two Tone Lip Bar in Maxi Red remains one of our favourites.
#12 Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in Control, $40
Laura Mercier has only launched this lipstick recently, but it’s not hard to tell why it’s becoming a fast favourite. Although it has a matte texture, the lipstick glides on and doesn’t feel dry on lips. Plus, it’s super pigmented and long-wearing.