8 Lipstick Shades to Suit Every Occasion In Your Life

by Claudia Tan
LIFESTYLE  |  August 23, 2018
  • Spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the perfect lippie for date night? Read this guide to decide.
    1 / 9 Spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the perfect lippie for date night? Read this guide to decide.

    Lipsticks are our go-to whenever we need a beauty pick-me-up. And if you swear by the fact that one can never own too many lipsticks, you’d know what it’s like trying to pick out the perfect shade for that one occasion. We feel you, that’s why we have rounded up eight shades that will take you from weekend brunches to fancy parties.

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  • Occasion: Day out with girlfriends
    2 / 9 Occasion: Day out with girlfriends

    Lipstick shade: Berry

    Our pick: Pony Effect Stay Fit Matte Lip Colour in So Good ($31.90)

    Go for something fun and casual when you’re out with your girlfriends. Deep berry shades are a great way to spice up your makeup game. The Pony Effect Stay Fit Matte Lip Colour in So Good comes in a vivid plum shade that adds a fun burst of colour to your pout – perfect for shopping sprees and weekend brunches. Let the compliments roll in with the matte formula that gives you a vibrant colour payoff.

    Available at www.watsons.com.sg

    Photo: Pony Effect

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  • Occasion: Office wear
    3 / 9 Occasion: Office wear

    Lipstick shade: Soft pink

    Our pick: Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pink Bliss ($12.90)

    While you don’t want anything too flashy in a corporate setting, it doesn’t mean you got to compromise on looking fab. Exude confidence by opting for a soft pink shade that flatters most skin tones. The Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour gives you long-lasting and comfortable wear. It’s also non-transferrable so you don’t have to worry about any feathering or staining during lunch appointments.

    Available at selected Watsons stores

    Photo: Rimmel London

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  • Occasion: Date nights
    4 / 9 Occasion: Date nights

    Lipstick shade: Glossy nude

    Our pick: Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer ($31)

    Create irresistible and kissable lips with this lip gloss. The universal rose nude shade suits all skin tones for you to get natural- and flirty-looking lips. One swipe is sufficient for your lips to look fuller and smoother. Plus, we simply can’t get enough of the peach-vanilla scent.

    Available at www.sephora.sg

    Photo: Fenty Beauty

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  • Occasion: Family gatherings
    5 / 9 Occasion: Family gatherings

    Lipstick shade: Peach

    Our pick: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in First Sin ($32)

    You don’t need to go all out with your makeup when you’re having a chill and laidback day with your family members. Opting for a peachy shade is a great way to look put-together without going over the top. Urban Decay’s Vice Lipstick in First Sin is a pretty peach shade with pink undertones. You will be impressed by how the matte formula glides on effortlessly to give flawless coverage.

    Available at www.sephora.sg

    Photo: Urban Decay

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  • Occasion: Parties
    6 / 9 Occasion: Parties

    Lipstick shade: Go ahead and experiment!

    Our pick: Too Faced Metallic Sparkle Lipstick ($32)

    Parties are a great opportunity to play with colour. Take your party makeup up a notch with Too Faced Metallic Sparkle Lipsticks formulated specially for their 20th anniversary. Not only do they offer full coverage for your lips, they are also formulated with avocado oil for a soft and buttery texture. The bold and sparkly colours from this collection are sure to turn heads at your party.

    Available at www.sephora.sg

    Photo: Too Faced

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  • Occasion: Casual days out
    7 / 9 Occasion: Casual days out

    Lipstick shade: Nudes

    Our pick: Sephora Collection #Lipstories Lipstick in Landing in Shanghai ($13)

    Nudes are great for lazy Sundays or days when you don’t know what to wear. Going for a nude shade is the safest bet if you don’t want your makeup to clash with your outfit. We are loving the creamy and non-sticky finish of the shade, Landing in Shanghai, from the Sephora collection. Good to know: This lipstick is pretty environmentally-friendly as it contains minimal plastic in its packaging.

    Available at www.sephora.sg

    Photo: Sephora

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  • Occasion: Glam nights out
    8 / 9 Occasion: Glam nights out

    Lipstick shade: Bold red

    Our pick: Pretty Vulgar Bury Them With A Smile Matte Lipstick in Blood Flower ($37)

    Sheer, glossy or matte – you can’t go wrong with a pop of red for evening events. We love Pretty Vulgar’s non-drying matte lipstick that comes in a beautiful, vibrant shade of red. It is formulated with hydrating butters and oils for it to sit comfortably on your lips and last all night. Extra brownie points for the adorable packaging inspired by antique tea cups.

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    Available at www.sephora.sg

    Photo: Pretty Vulgar

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  • Occasion: Holidays
    9 / 9 Occasion: Holidays

    Lipstick shade: Rose

    Our pick: YSL Tatouage Couture in Rosewood Gang ($55)

    We get it, it’s almost impossible to choose the lippie you want to take on your holiday. Instead of lugging everything with you, go for the fail-proof rose shade that will take you from day to night. This lipstick in the shade Rosewood Gang by YSL hits the mark in terms of colour payoff and finish. Just a thin layer on your lips gives you luscious-looking lips that will go with all your holiday #OOTDs.

    Available at YSL Beaute stores

    Photo: YSL

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