Masks off, mouths on: Lipsticks are back with a vengeance

Ms Stefanie Koh with her lipstick collection. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
After months of plummeting sales due to mask mandates, lipstick sales are now on the rebound worldwide. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
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SINGAPORE - They surreptitiously appeared on fashion runways early last year. First, gloss-slicked and salmon pink at Dries Van Noten, then lined in silver and gold at Ferragamo and Vivienne Westwood.

Then, at this year's Spring/Summer shows in Paris Fashion Week, the colours became bolder and more unapologetic. Swathes of crimson red or fiery orange - sometimes wet and glistening and, other times, matte.

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