Liquid lips

Here are some shiny, glossy and ultra-pigmented liquid lipsticks to look out for. Wear them on their own, or layered over a complementary lipstick shade for extra drama.

1. Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion, $46, from Estee Lauder counters

Creamy, richly pigmented and long-lasting with a matte finish. It stains lips too, so you are not left with an ugly outline of colour around your lips as the day passes.

Style picks: Lethal Red, a classic red; and Naughty Naive, a bright pink with red undertones.


2. Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Colour, $49, available at Chanel counters later this month

This product comes with two ends. There is a semi-matte, pigmented and long-wearing liquid lipstick on one end, and a clear gloss on the other. Wear the colour on its own or layered with the gloss. Once it sets, it can be removed only with a waterproof make-up remover.

Style picks: Shocking Pink and Light Rose

3. MAC Vamplify Lip Lacquer, $36, from MAC counters

Has a high-shine finish. This lipstick is pigmented enough to give lips an opaque colour in one coat.

Style picks: Spanking Haute, a nude-pink; and the bubblegum-pink Speed Up

4. Innisfree Vivid Tint Rouge, $16, from Innisfree stores

A translucent and moisturising gel liquid lipstick with a glossy finish. It also stains lips in a vivid shade.

Style picks: No. 1 Coral and No. 6 Pink

5. Shu Uemura Tint In Gelato, $38 , from Shu Uemura counters

This product has a cream-to-powder finish. When blended, it gives lips a matte and soft tint. Wear this in a slightly thicker layer for a bold pop of colour with a satin finish. The tint doubles up as a cream blush.

Style picks: The coral AT 03

6. Etude House Bling Me Prism, $11.90, from Etude House stores

A creamy liquid lipstick that feels like it is barely there. The colours are bright and have a soft shine.

7. Laneige Play No More Intense Lip Gel, $36, from Laneige counters

Glossy, with a liquid gel texture. Stains lips and gives a bright, opaque colour in one slick.

Style picks: The red-based pink #8 Maple Red

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2015, with the headline 'OnTrend Liquid lips'. Print Edition | Subscribe