Hottest Lipsticks, Lip Balms and Lip Stains In Singapore For That Perfect Pout
There’s always room for one more lipstick, especially now that we are mask-free! Whether you enjoy the hint of a lip stain, hydration of a lip balm or the full coverage of a lipstick, one thing's for sure - you can never have too many.
Bold lips, that stay all day and under your mask have been at the forefront for the last few years. The pandemic also created a space for lip balms, so you could nourish and hydrate without an overdressed pigment. And thanks to our love for all things Korean, the mighty lip tint has become a staple in every handbag; a dash of colour for that just-kissed look!
With so many options and textures to choose from, it can be hard to shop for the right lip product. Say no more! Our list of the hottest lipsticks, lip stains and lip balms in Singapore is all you need to keep your lips in top form this season.
M.A.C Powder Kiss Velvet Blur Slim Stick
Are you a fan of M.A.C’s Powder Kiss? Then you will want its creamier cousin, the Powder Kiss Velvet Blur Slim Stick. This slim lipstick comes with all the silky, soft-focus of Powder Kiss bit with a cushiony feel and powerful pigment in a matte finish. Think softer, smoother lips with full coverage with a soft matte gleam - in one sweep!
The ultra-weightless formula comes in 12 mega-bold colours that hydrate lips instantly, leaving them beautiful throughout the day. Designed for all-day wear, you can enjoy 12 hours of no-bleeding, no -feathering, crease-resistant formula. It also reduces the appearance of lip lines!
What we love: If your matte lips typically crave hydration, you will enjoy this soft-matte, slightly creamy, velvet texture. The Power Kiss Velvet Blur Stick goes on easy and smooth and leaves your lips vibrant with colour and ready for a long day. No dryness at all! Dab with a tissue and layer up for longer wear.
M.A.C Powder Kiss Velvet Blur Slim Stick retails for $46 at Sephora stores, Sephora.sg and Sephora in-app, M.A.C Stores, M.A.C concierge service and online at Lazada, Tangs and Metro.
Bobby Brown Luxe Shine Intense Lipstick
Skincare-infused lipsticks are what you want this season! Lip-loving comfort with show-stopping colour, Bobby Brown’s new Luxe Lipstick is all about keeping your lips feeling luxe - all day long! With 10-hour moisture and 10-hour wear, these new lipsticks come with a sleek and sharp case that evokes the New York City skyline.
Mixed and mastered for the ultimate-statement lipstick, the universally-flattering shades give amazing colour pay-off while nourishing and conditioning your pout. And in a formula that resists fading, feathering or smudging!
What we love: An expanded shade range means you will be able to find a lipstick that flatters your skin tone both in bold and wearable neutrals. The Dimensional Shine Magnifier Complex lives up to its name, leaving behind a sculpted voluptuous and shine-amplified look.
Silky-soft and nourishing for your lips, and in a formula that’s built to last - sign us up for more!
Bobby Brown Luxe Shine Intense Lipstick retails for $55 on Sephora.sg
Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide Lip Booster
Packed with a powerful blend of moisture-attracting ingredients, Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide Booster makes chapped lips a thing of the past. The advanced anti-aging lip treatment smoothens fine lines and keeps those lips looking young and plump. Watch as Hyaluronic Acid and Konjac Sponge visibly boost lip volume while firming peptides support the natural shape of your lips. Squalane, soy, cocoa and shea butter together deliver an extra dose of antioxidant-rich hydration.
Like all of Paula’s Choice products, the Lip Booster is also 100% fragrance free, and clinically proven to be non-irritating.
What we love: Believe this to be your ordinary chapstick? Think again! Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide Lip Booster hydrates your lips deeply while instantly smoothing and softening them. Apply during the day and before bed to wake up to less visible lines and more youthful-looking lips!
Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide Lip Booster retails for $46 on paulaschoice.sg, Shopee, Zalora and at selected Unity outlets.
Fenty Lips Poutsicle Hydrating Lip Stain
Goes on glossy, but leaves a soft tint behind - you have to get your hands on Fenty’s Poutsicle Hydrating Lip stain! Expect an instant and all-day hydration thanks to its oil-in-water innovation with squalene to lock in moisture and condition lips. You get soft and smooth lips with sheer-to-medium coverage and a slight tint. Available in 4 vibrant shades!
What we love: If you enjoy a natural tint to your lips, you are in for a treat! Poutsicle Lip Stain goes in looking good and then wears off leaving that perfect stain on your lips. Layer up and the stain goes deeper and stays longer!
Fenty Beauty Poutsicle Hydrating Lip Stain ($38) is available in-store at Sephora and online at Sephora.sg.
Hourglass Phantom Volumizing Glossy Balm
Nourish, hydrate and plump your lips with the Hourglass Phantom Volumizing Glossy Balm that comes in an innovative 3-in-1 hybrid formula. Infused with the Hourglass Conditioning Complex it promises lips that look softer and smoother instantly and throughout the day. It also gives full-body colour without feeling sticky or goopy like a gloss.
Choose from a range of 8 versatile shades!
What we love: This glossy lip balm is smooth and effortless in application. There’s even a cooling sensation that instantly refreshes the lips upon application. Did we say we love the sleek twist-up pen packaging?
Hourglass Phantom Volumizing Glossy Balm retails for $56 on Sephora.sg
Rare Beauty Kind Words Matte Lipstick
Founder Selena Gomez loves this one! Buttery, pigment-rich, the Kind Words soft-matte lipstick feels like a hug on your lips. Super comfortable to wear, and in the same 10 shades as Kind Words Matte Lip Liner, it cushions lips with creamy soft colour in a single wipe.
Selena says: “I wanted to create a classic lipstick that’s truly comfortable. Every shade is easy and wearable, and just perfect for everyday.”
The innovative flexible formula adapts to the shape of your lips for plush, weightless colour that lasts while keeping lips soft, nourished, and moisturized all day. No drying or cakey feels anymore!
Team with the Kind Words Matte Lip Liner, a super creamy waterproof liner that glides on like a balm and has enough kick to instantly define your lips with incredible colour. The waterproof formula not only stays put all day, it helps keep your lipstick in place, too!
As with the rest of Rare Beauty’s range, the Kind Words Matte Lipstick is 100% Vegan, Cruelty-Free and Paraben free, and suitable for sensitive skin
What we love: It goes on buttery and stays in place. Not entirely transfer-proof, but the shades are versatile and beautiful on all skin tones, making it a top contender for the next matte lipstick you buy. Especially if you love nudes lippies!
Rare Beauty Kind Words Matte Lipstick retails for $32 at Sephora store and on Sephora.sg
Chantecaille Lip Tint Hydrating Balm - Sunbeam Collection
Get your hands on this summer’s ultimate lip essential - the new Lip Tint Hydrating Balm by Chantecaille. Available in two colours, Sunflower and Marigold, these beach-ready pens glide over with an ultra-glossy balm texture, and give you that natural pop of colour.
The Lip Tint Hydrating Balms feature moisturising and healing ingredients like Rose and Cherry Fruit extract. The super rose fruit extract is a great antioxidant and is rich in Vitamin C, which boosts soothing and moisturising properties. Cherry Fruit Extract is added for its nourishing and anti-inflammatory properties, perfect for hydrating and softening the lips.
What we love: The limited edition casing in a surf-inspired neon lime green theme, is perfect to flaunt, any day of the week. Smooth and ultra-moisturising, if you prefer lip balms with a hint of colour, these are a must-have for your collection. Ideal for your gym bag too!
The Chantecaille Summer 2022 Collection is available at the Chantecaille Flagship Boutique at TANGS and Takashimaya Department Store.
Ultra Violette Sheen Screen Hydrating Lip Balm SPF 50
Have you heard? The cult-favourite sunscreen brand Ultra Violette is finally here in Singapore with a whole wardrobe of sun care products. And while you indulge in their stunning range of face and body sunscreen, don’t forget about those lips!
Say hello to your trusted new handbag addition, the Ultra Violette Sheen Screen Hydrating Lip Balm. It glides on easy, leaving your lips soft, smooth, and well protected from UV rays. Available in four universally flattering shades Rose (tinted dusty mauve), Nude (sheer universal warm beige), Shimmer (colourless holographic shine) and Peach (sheer golden-peachy shimmer), Sheen Screen, you are sure to find one (or 3!) that will make a worthy addition to your daily regime.
What we love: Sometimes all you need is a good lip balm! This one goes on like a balm and finishes like a gloss - with a hint of gorgeous colour. Non-sticky, easy glide and ultra-moisturising for chapped lips.
The Sheen Screen Hydrating Lip Balm SPF 50 retails for SGD 26 at Sephora e-store and in-stores.
Too Faced Too Femme Heart Core Lipstick
Lipstick meets lip balm with the Too Faced Too Femme Heart Core Lipstick. Expect a juicy shine, and buildable colour for that comfortable, lip-smacking pout. A super-cute heart core contains acerola cherry extract and shea butter to nourish your lips and leave them gleaming with moisture.
What we love: A must for any lip tint lover, the Too Femme Heart Core Lipstick is all about light coverage with a generously moisturising effect. Weightless and with a fruity, candy-like smell, it is a grown-up version of your favourite lip balm as a kid!
Too Faced Too Femme Heart Core Lipstick retails for $36 exclusively at Sephora stores, Sephora.sg and Sephora in-app.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick
Did you know that one Matte Revolution lipstick is sold every minute around the world?
If you have been paying close attention, Charlotte’s Matte Revolution lipstick is quite the revolution in itself! Loved by makeup artists, influencers and celebrities the world over, it comes with an angled square tip allowing for perfect application, every time.
Get luminous, cashmere-soft lips in a matte finish with its antioxidant Orchid extracts. A blend of oils, triglycerides and waves gives a buildable colour that can last up to 10 hours. Perfect if you like a matte lippie that also hydrates on the go!
What we love: The square angled tip is almost like a lip brush, so you can get precise with each application. Prep your lips well and layer your lipstick to get the best long-lasting paying off from this matte phenomenon. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution retails for $50 on Sephora.sg
Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip Lipstick
After a liquid matte that won’t dry you out? You can definitely depend on Pixi’s MatteLast Liquid Lip Lipstick!
This liquid lipstick comes infused with rosehip oil, and quickly sets to a long-wearing and comfortable matte veil while leaving lips hydrated.
Whether you are headed to the office or looking to party in town, the shades are versatile and flattering for all skin tones. Apply with the unique PixiPetal applicator, and you will get a smooth, uniform colour that is even and precise - just the way we like it!
What we love: While this isn’t your typical long-lasting lipstick, it does the job for long enough! Smooth and soft on application, it will keep lips nourished and prepped through the day. A beautiful shade range means you can flaunt your favourite shades of nude or go all out bold for the night. Also, the nifty applicator makes easy touch-ups on the go!
Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip Lipstick retails for $24 at Sephora stores islandwide and online.
CLE Melting Lip Powder on Ksisters , $34
A multi-purpose product, CLE Melting Lip Powder transforms pigmented powder into a long-wearing lip tint with a deep, matte finish. It uses Micro Capsule Technology - which allows capsules to release tint and essence, giving colour and moisture as a result of temperature or friction. And while powder lipsticks may have a bad reputation for drying out lips, this version does the opposite. With Coconut Oil as one of the ingredients, you can look forward to moisture even after a few hours of application.
What we love: A powder dissolving into high-pigment lip colour makes for a fun addition to any makeup wardrobe. You can even use the CLE Melting Lip Powder on your eyes and cheeks! CLE Melting Lip Powder retails for $34 on Ksisters.
1028 Opium Poppy Matte Velvet Gloss
Say hello to our newest drugstore favourite, Taiwanese makeup brand 1028. Featuring a wide range of top-quality, long-stay, budge-proof makeup, the popular brand is finally available in Singapore!
Designed specially to complement yellow-based Asian skin tones, the Opium Poppy velvet gloss series is a collection of alluring red tones inspired by the red poppy flower. This lightweight and creamy formula delivers rich colour in a velvety matte finish and dries as a thin veil of colour on the lips.
What we love: Perfect if you love the diffused lip colour but can also be used to build your ideal intensity! We particularly like its creamy rich formula that settles into a matte finish without any discomfort or dryness.
1028 Opium Poppy Matte Velvet Gloss retails for $18.90 at selected Watsons stores.
YULIP Lipstick and Lip Balm on Ksisters, $30
How about a 100% natural lipstick that is also non-toxic, organic and cruelty-free? YULIP is a Korean cosmetic brand that specialises in lip products. Founded in 2017 in Seoul, YULIP features 100% non-toxic and all-natural lipsticks. In fact, YULIP was founded to raise awareness of bad toxins in our lip products and offer the safest lip products for all, especially for expecting moms, and sensitive skin types.
Only made with natural ingredients, the lipstick is a balmy texture that leaves your lips feeling hydrated and softer throughout the day. Made with only safe ingredients and colours derived from nature, these lipsticks come with the goodness of Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Camellia Seed Oil, Seaberry Oil (Sea Buckthorn Oil), Organic Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil and Organic Evening Primrose Oil. Choose the lipstick shades for stronger pigment and the lip balm options for a subtle, hydrating finish.
What we love: If you follow Korean beauty closely, you will know what a rage YULIP is! Offering 100% natural lipsticks means, you can kiss your little ones without worrying about the chemical leftover on their cheeks. We love the lip balms plus lipstick texture that gives the best hydration for chapped lips with that tinge of colours. Oh and grab the Colourless Lip Treatment Balm, an on-the-go lip treatment that also works like a lip mask. YULIP Lipstick and Lip Balm retails for $30 on Ksisters, our favourite resource for all things K-Beauty.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture “The Slim”
No lipstick list is ever complete without a YSL mention on it. There's enough reason too! Very few makeup brands can surpass the high-pigment, smooth matte colour pay-off that you get from a YSL lipstick.
YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture “The Slim” saturates lips with ultra-rich, high-pigmented matte colour that feels weightless and incredibly comfortable. Featuring a non-drying, creamy formula, it glides on effortlessly and stays put all day - without any worry of bleeding or cracking. All it takes is a few swipes, to get the hue of your liking in a creamy formula.
What we love: Looking for the ultimate matte lipstick? Fabulous colour pay-off aside, we are in love with the couture slim square bullet design! Inspired by the iconic Yves Saint Laurent Couture House, the casing is easy to use and allows for better precision. We don’t know a better partner for your nights about town!
Available across multiple department stores in Singapore, and online at YSL Beauty.
Wordsmith and marketer by day, Natasha is your go-to girl on all things beauty, travel and family. This mommy to two loves her cheese, a fab read and crooning to Ping Fong (don't we all?). Natasha also heads Communications at Expatgiving and helps volunteers find their dream non-profit role! Reach her at email or via her Instagram @sonattymama
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