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Which lipsticks do we love?

A slick of lipstick can do wonders for your mood and look. We at EL always have one or two stashed in our handbags.  Here are some of our team’s all-time favourites.

Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon

“I’ve never been a big fan of a strong colour on my lips, but as I’m getting older I’m finding I need something with a little more punch. The Burt’s Bees lip crayon (US$18) in Napa Vineyard has been a great transition product for me. It’s moisturising with an intense colour payoff.” – Rebecca Simpson

Burts bees lipstick

Clinique Pop Lip Colour

“One of my favourite lip products is the Clinique Pop lip colour and primer in Plum Pop (US$36). It goes on smoothly and I love the colour, which isn’t too strong. Clinique’s lip glosses are also good and although the colours look bold in the applicator, they come out more sheer.” – Rebecca Bisset

Clinique lipstick

Carlotte Tillbury Matte Revolution Lipstick

“I love Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution lipstick (US$34) in Pillow Talk. It’s an iconic nude-pink lipstick that enhances your natural lips. The matte formula consists of a lovely blend of moisturising oils, making it very easy to apply. You can get free shipping via Beautylish if your order is at least US$100.” – Jacqui Young

MLBB Lipsticks

“I’m a huge fan of MLBB (My Lips But Better) shades and I think I found the perfect one for me, the Pat McGrath MatteTrance lipstick (US$43) in Venus in Furs! The shade is a medium-dark, rosy mauve with warm undertones that don’t wash me out. I love that it feels lightweight, creamy, comfortable on the lips and not drying, despite being matte. It’s very pigmented and quite long-lasting; I wore it to a friend’s wedding and one swipe lasted five hours. It’s not cheap, but I really think it’s worth the price. It comes in sleek packaging too!”
– Grace Bantaran

Pat Macgrath lipstick

Sephora Lipsticks

“The Sephora Colour Lip Last lipstick (US$15) in Fresh Nude is the perfect pink-nudish shade for my medium-neutral skin tone. It stays on for at least six hours – even after a meal. Despite being very pigmented, it still feels comfortable on my lips. It’s a bonus that it also contains rosehip oil – so, no dry lips, even after it fades!” – Siti Shahirah

“Trying to find lipstick that is the ‘right’ type of red was almost impossible – until I discovered the Sephora Collection Rouge Shine lipstick (US$14) in Under the Spotlight. The colour is almost translucent, giving the right amount of red with a glossy finish. I always have it in my handbag!” – Kel Flanders

Sephora Rouge Lipstick

Astalift Tirabaci Lipstick

“I’m using the new Astalift Tirabaci lipstick (US$34). It’s easy to put on, stays on well and feels soft and moisturising. Made by Fujifilm, it has light-reflecting properties, which make the colour really rich. Love the magnetic close!” – Danielle Rossetti

Dior Addict Lip Glow Colour Reviver Balm

“For a natural look, I love Dior Addict Lip Glow Colour Reviver Balm (US$36) in pink. It’s a tinted balm that gradually reacts with the chemistry of your lips and brings out a natural rosy glow. It’s great for keeping your lips hydrated on the go as well as adding a pop of colour, and it lasts for ages.” – Juliet Keys

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

“I love the Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick (US$14) in Rum Raisin. The creamy texture moisturises your lips and the colour is pigmented. I’m not big on fire-truck reds as I find them hard to maintain when I’m out. Rum Raisin is a brownish red shade and it looks great on many of my friends’ skin tones. And with a name shade like Rum Raisin, what’s not to love?!”
– Michaela Bisset


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