National Lipstick Day: Why you should own a red lipstick

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Pucker up baby, it's going to be a long ride!

This 29 July is deemed as National Lipstick Day, and some of your favourite beauty brands are selling out (fast!) on all things lip-worthy, including lipsticks, lip glosses and lip balms.

I can't stress how important it is to own at least a red lipstick; think of bold red lip colour as the equivalent of your little black dress in your wardrobe. You know it goes great with anything, whatever the occasion.

Worn famously by Elizabeth Taylor, Megan Fox, Kylie Minogue and Rihanna, the red lipstick has been a staple in Hollywood's roster of pop stars and celebrities.

If the bold and bright red colour is not something you fancy, there's always the demure light pinks and berry shades you could experiment with.

To make your lipstick colour last longer, here are some simple tips to follow:

  1. Exfoliate your lips with a sugar scrub or face cloth

  2. To moisturise your lips before application, use a lip balm

  3. Some of us may not like the feeling of a lip pencil. But if you want to prevent 'bleeding' of colour outside your lips, line and fill your lips with a lip pencil, followed by drawing along your lip line

  4. Next, apply your lipstick using a brush or the bullet

  5. Finally, clean the outside of your lips and pat away with a concealer. Voila, long-lasting lip colour! 

Sephora Cream Lip Stain

Buy now at S$20

Sephora Cream. (PHOTO: Sephora)
Sephora Cream. (PHOTO: Sephora)

A non-drying lipstick with a comfortable and velvety texture that provides full coverage and high-payoff colour. 

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk

Buy now at S$50

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk. (PHOTO: Sephora)
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk. (PHOTO: Sephora)

A cult favourite lipstick loved by beauty enthusiasts all over the world, this Charlotte Tilbury lipstick contains antioxidant Lipstick Tree and Orchid Extracts to soothe, hydrate and protect your lips.

Burberry Kisses Lip Lacquer

Buy now at S$47

Burberry Lip Lacquer. (PHOTO: Sephora)
Burberry Lip Lacquer. (PHOTO: Sephora)

This luxurious liquid lip from Burberry is a long-lasting liquid lip colour with a glossy, laminated finish. High-shine and full coverage in one stroke, the innovative, moisturizing formula is enriched with Hyaluronic Acid and delivers bold colour with a comfortable gel-like texture.

Hera Sensual Powder Matte Lip Tint

Buy now at S$43

Hera Sensual Powder Matte Lip Tint. (PHOTO: Sephora)
Hera Sensual Powder Matte Lip Tint. (PHOTO: Sephora)

This lip tint features shea butter which reduces the flakiness and creates a natural smudged look of a matte finish while still being hydrating.

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick

Buy now at S$32

Huda Beauty. (PHOTO: Sephora)
Huda Beauty. (PHOTO: Sephora)

The lightweight formula glides on a thin coat of colour that intensifies as it sets to a matte, transfer-free finish with staying power.

Dior Addict Lip Glow Lip Balm

Buy now at S$52

Dior Addict Lip Glow Lip Balm. (PHOTO: Sephora)
Dior Addict Lip Glow Lip Balm. (PHOTO: Sephora)

With over 780 reviews, beauty fans are raving about how this product makes their lips 'plump', 'healthy' and 'moisturising.'

Rare Beauty Lip Souffl茅 Matte Lip Cream

Buy now at S$32

Rare Beauty. (PHOTO: Sephora)
Rare Beauty. (PHOTO: Sephora)

Selena Gomez's Rare Beauty is here on our shores, and what better way to celebrate National Lipstick Day than with a moisturising lip souffl茅?

M.A.C. Hanoi matte lipstick

Buy now at S$33

Wander.Lust matte. (PHOTO: M.A.C.)
Wander.Lust matte. (PHOTO: M.A.C.)

Get a free lipstick with every M.A.C. order. You could also visit any M.A.C Boutiques at Ion Orchard, Bugis Junction, Takashimaya S.C and Nex, or shop via Chat & Shop ( for these exclusive promotions. 

M.A.C. Self-Care Set: Fix+ Magic Radiance + Glow Play Lip Balm

Buy now at S$44.50 (40% off) 


The nourishing skin mist imparts all-day hydration with a boost of Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and essential oils. Keep your lips moisturise with this Glow Play lip balm, that leaves your lips with a hint of colour.

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