On the hunt for a new lippie or gloss? What do you look for? In our fast-paced city, a long-lasting lipstick in Singapore with the right hue, great hydration and lip-care qualities is a rosy dream! Here are some lipstick brands, lip glosses and colours that EL staff and readers have tried and loved, so you can find the best one for you too.
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lipstick
“I came across Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink and decided to try it on after seeing many positive reviews. I picked the shade GroundBreaker that has orangey-red shades as it complemented my skin tone. One swipe is good enough to bring out the colour. It dries pretty quickly once applied. This lipstick in Singapore performs well throughout the day without having to reapply – no stain on my coffee cup, and I can even enjoy heavy dishes and it’ll appear untouched all day! I picked up another shade, Enthusiast, that’s slightly lighter than GroundBreaker and I’m loving it too!”
Rouge à Lèvres Mat Lipstick in 25 Goldie Red
“When Gucci first launched its makeup collection back in 2019, I was a little sceptical. But to my pleasant surprise, the Rouge à Lèvres Mat Lipstick in 25 Goldie Red has become one of my go-to lipsticks anytime I want to add a pop of colour to an otherwise neutral look. It’s a classic, timeless medium red with coral undertones and glides on seamlessly. The colour lasts a while without needing to be topped up. Although the hue is pretty vibrant, this lipstick in Singapore still leaves the lips feeling hydrated for hours after application, which, for me, is a winner.”
Cynthia Xandria Tan
Clinique Pop Lip Colour (09 Sweet Pop) and Revlon Matte Baume crayon (205 Elusive)
“Lipstick is the most important makeup basic, in my opinion. My mother was never without it, and I’m the same. I’ve been using these two as my everyday basics for several years: Clinique Pop Lip Colour – 09 Sweet Pop, and Revlon Matte Baume crayon – 205 Elusive. They complement my skin tone, go with everything I wear, and moisturise my lips while staying put for hours – especially the Revlon crayon.”
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid lip colour and gloss
“I like long-lasting stuff! Lipstick and gloss stay on my lips for about five minutes, so my eldest daughter got me the Fenty brand’s Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid lip colour and gloss for Christmas. I love the gloss for everyday use, because it’s more natural – but the lip colour is perfect for when you’re going somewhere a bit more special. It stays on much longer than any normal lipstick. Love the colour, too – I find a lot of lipsticks look good in the store but are too warm-toned when I wear them; this colour is just right for my skin tone. I like the texture and the applicators as well.”
Amplio Dusty Rose Lipstay
“For lipstick, I love the Amplio brand’s Dusty Rose Lipstay. It’s a great natural colour for daytime wear and really does stay on all day! My go-to for lip gloss is Dior Addict Lip Maximiser, which has a plumping effect for added volume as well as shine. It’s also not too sticky, unlike many lip glosses I’ve tried.”
New and Notable
Looking for lovely lips? Here are some new products we like the look of for our makeup bag…
Classic Red Lipsticks
Keen to have classic red lips for every occasion? Fenty Beauty has introduced a new Red Collection of Semi-Matte Refillable Lipstick designed to make the ultimate statement. Inspired by the signature red tones that Rihanna loves to wear, this lipstick was created to luxe up your everyday style and make it look effortless at the same time. There’s a triple threat of lovely shades (Danger Danc’R, Freak-Went Fly’R and Kissin’ Kutie), so everyone can find a hue to fit their mood.
The new Anastasia Beverly Hills velvet-matte lip collection includes six new shades of Matte & Satin Velvet Lipsticks, four new pigmented lip liners and four date-ready lip glosses. Besides the sheer diversity of colour available for every preference and skin colour, the highlight also lies in the radiance of the glosses. Bonus point: they’re long-wearing too!