Applying a fresh shade of lipstick is probably one of the easiest way you can jazz up your look. And women have been spoilt for choice of late, with virtually every beauty brand offering dozens of options in textures, shades and formats. And while matte lip colours have been making a splash in recent years, it’s a texture that many can find tricky to manage because the dramatic effect can emphasise dry lips or lip wrinkles. As a result, achieving a perfect matte lip look can be tedious and time-consuming as you would have to prep your lips well to ensure a smooth and even finish. So if you’re constantly in a rush for time, creamy lipsticks are your best bet. With a good balance of colour pigments and emollient ingredients, creamy lipsticks are perfect for acing bold look while minimising lip wrinkles. Look out for ingredients like botanical butters which not only guarantee a smooth application but also help keep lips soft and smooth. Some lipsticks also contains hyaluronic acid, a molecule which attracts moisture up to 6000 times its molecular weight to plump lips and smooth out fine lines. Here, we round up the most nourishing lipsticks.
1 / 13 These smooth and velvety lipsticks will glide on effortlessly and last all day without feathering or drying out your lips.Read more
2 / 13 Armani Beauty Rouge Ecstasy in 400 ($55)Read more
A perfect blend of pigments and nourishing ingredients, this is the perfect hybrid between a vibrant lipstick and a conditioning lip balm. Thanks to its shea butter content, lips stay plump and smooth all day long so you don’t have to worry about chapped or flaking lips.
Photo: Armani Beauty
3 / 13 Burberry Beauty Burberry Full Kisses in 505 Nude ($41)Read more
Thanks to its curved side and unique flat-top tip, it hugs your lips perfectly with each glide to deliver vibrant colour. Plus, the nourishing formula also conditions lips throughout the day for long-lasting wear and fuller-looking lips.
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4 / 13 Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge in 999 ($50)Read more
The latest addition to Dior’s amazing lip colour selection, Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge promises everything a woman can ask for in a lipstick. Thanks to a unique polymer-oil complex, this lipstick melts upon application to ensure 12-hour wear, hydration and comfort. The formula sets into a creamy-matte finish but feels totally weightless and doesn’t slide, budge or feather. Plus, who can resist its ultra-sleek red case?
5 / 13 Guerlain Kisskiss in 325 Rouge Kiss ($52)Read more
Made with precious oils and hyaluronic acid, this lipstick coats your lips in an even layer of vibrant pigments while ensuring that they stay soft and smooth all day long so there’s minimum effort required throughout the day.
6 / 13 Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo in Influencer ($48)Read more
Made with shea butter, jojoba, mimosa and sunflower seed extracts, this silky lipstick softens dry lips for luscious hydration. Plus, it has a precision tip for effortless application anywhere, anytime.
7 / 13 It Cosmetics Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick in Daring ($40)Read more
Expect this lipstick to work as hard as you do! With an impressive ingredient list like collagen, peptides, hyaluronic acid and shea butter, it instantly plumps fine lines on your lips while delivering vibrant colour.
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8 / 13 Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in 378 Rose Lancôme ($48)Read more
Moisture-boosting Pro-Xylane and vitamin E lie at the heart of this luxurious formula to promise unparalleled comfort that lasts throughout the day. It comes in in a wide range of colours (including nudes, plums and reds) that do not feather, slide or fade. Plus, it is available in three different finishes, including sheer, cream and matte to satisfy even the most discerning lipstick junkies.
9 / 13 Laneige Silk Intense Lipstick in 330 Clean Effect ($36)Read more
If you’re sick of touching up your lipstick, get your hands on this long-lasting formula. Formulated with tiny colour pigments blended in a nourishing base, its pigment intensity and staying power are enhanced while minimising dryness.
10 / 13 MAC Cosmetics Liptensity Lipstick in Doe ($39)Read more
Like its name suggests, this lipstick is your best bet if your top priority is a saturated finish. High concentration of pigments are suspended in its luxurious gel base which hugs lip contours seamlessly. Expect what-you-see-is-what-you-get payoff in a satin finish.
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11 / 13 Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Blow 210 ($44)Read more
Drench your lips with saturated colour pigments and hydrating ingredients with just one slick of this creamy lipstick. The colour pigments are triple-milled to ensure a smooth application like you’ve never experienced before while a host of seaberry, peptides and cocoa butter help keep lips plump and soft.
Photo: Marc Jacobs
12 / 13 NARS Audacious Lipstick in Stefania ($46)Read more
The name of this lipstick says it all. Not only is the formula ultra-creamy and glides on lips like a dream, it packs a punch of pigments for bold, head-turning colour.
13 / 13 Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in After Dark ($76)Read more
Treat yourself to the finer things in life with this opulent lipstick. With specially-treated colour pigments that ensure full-coverage colour and intensity, you’ll be sure to turn heads with your lips dressed in one of these shades. Plus, it uses soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil for an incredibly smooth texture that is long-lasting and super comfortable.
Photo: Tom Ford
LIFESTYLE | 15 February 2019
FITNESS | 15 February 2019