We all know how tedious it can be at times to ace that perfect date night look. And with Valentine’s Day coming in a matter of days, it only seems right that we’re planning out all of our looks in preparation for the big occasion. Yes, Valentine’s Day may seem overrated to some, but we can all agree that no matter how single or taken we are, there’s always something about the romantic holiday that makes you want to doll up and pucker up, no?
Whether you’re spending the evening with your babe, a night out with your gals or even some quality time with yourself, there’s always a reason for you to look your best regardless of your relationship status. In this article, we’re giving you the 411 on the latest V’Day Lipstick collections from some of your favourite cult beauty brands for you to dress your pout for that perfect kiss-worthy look!
Pucker up buttercup! You’ve probably heard of YSL Beauté’s Rouge Volupté Shine Lipsticks by now and how everyone’s been raving ’bout it (and if you haven’t, WYD gurl?). But with Valentine’s Day coming into full swing, YSL Beauté is introducing a new collector’s edition to their range which features four beautiful shades — Rose Saint Germain, Rouge Tuxedo, Corail Dolman and Corail Spontini — all of which are must-haves to anyone’s beauty arsenal — whether it’s Valentine’s Day or not. Plus, it comes encased in gold, designed with the cutest touch of heart and arrows decked all over that’ll make you fall head over heels with.
YSL Beauté Rouge Volupté Shine Heart & Arrow Collectors Edition will retail at $52 each. Available at all YSL Beauté counters islandwide.
Prefer something that’s a little more luxe? Enter Chanel Beauty’s Rouge Allure Liquid Powder Lipstick. If there’s one thing that’s been gaining popularity over the recent months, it’s got to be the revolutionary powder formulas that many brands have started to sport in their collections — just like this one by Chanel Beauty. It comes in 8 versatile shades and glides on seamlessly onto the lips with a blurred finish for the perfect bold matte look. But what we love most about these lipsticks, apart from its versatility, is its long-wearing formula that doesn’t budge throughout the day — so you won’t have to worry about smudging it all over your partner’s face if you’re going on a full makeout sesh.
If you’re skewing towards a more demure look this V’day, then this tinted gloss by Chanel Beauty is what you need for an A+ beauty aesthetic to match. This luxurious gloss comes with a non-sticky gel texture that melts onto your lips and finishes with an iridescent, holographic glow for a kissable pout.
Chanel Beauty Rouge Allure Liquid Powder and Rouge Coco Gloss are available at all Chanel Beauty counters and online.
Roses are red, violets are blue, if you’re not into roses, this lipstick works too! Nothing screams Valentine’s Day than a classic bold red lip and what better way to achieve a bold and sexy look than with this classic number by Dior. The latest Rouge Dior lipsticks come in 3 red shades — emblematic of the romantic holiday itself.
But what strikes out the most about these lipsticks? It’s beautiful bullet design, engraved intricately with Christian Dior’s lucky star and hearts. A true fashion and beauty essential, especially if you’re one who’s into limited edition beauty collectables.
Rouge Dior Lipsticks are available in 3 shades — 999 Red, 080 Red Smile and 520 Feel Good — and will retail at $54 each. Available at all Dior counters.
Break up? Make up? Whatever your mood is, Urban Decay’s got you covered. With a massive lineup of up to 100 shades and 6 indulgent finishes, you’re bound to find a shade to match. These Vice Lipsticks by urban Decay also comes with a lightweight formula that feels comfortable upon application and finishes off matte for a look that’s sleek and stunning. Best part is — it stays on for hours on end and is pretty much what you need especially if you’re planning on puckering up. But that’s not all — this Valentine’s Day addition by Urban Decay isn’t like your usual collection of lipsticks.
With 5 new shades, these VICE lipsticks come in anything but red. You heard us right! They’re pushing the boundaries by going out of the norm with light to deep hues that transcends your average V’Day look. Take, for instance, the shade in Hitch Hike — a beautiful pink coral that goes well if you’re going for a softer and more subdued date night look.
On the flipside, if you’re celebrating Galentines’ Day with your gal pals, and a bold, badass look is what you’re looking for, we suggest that you go for a deeper hue just like this Love Drunk shade by Urban Decay.
Urban Decay’s VICE lipsticks are available in 5 shades — Naked, Firebird, Love Drunk, Heartless & Hitch Hike — and will retail at $31 each. Available at all Sephora stores, online and at Urban Decay’s freestanding store at Ngee Ann City.
Not a fan of bold lips? Try Kiehl’s latest Love Oil for Lips collection instead! It may sound unappealing to some but this nourishing lip treatment comes as a lip gloss that’s formulated with hydrating ingredients to replenish and restore your lips for the perfect healthy-looking shine. Whether it’s a clear gloss that you’re looking for or a tinted shade for that subtle hue, this lip gloss by Kiehl’s is perfect if you’re using it as a topper or even on its own.
Kiehl’s Love Oil for Lips will retail at $28 and will be available at all Kiehl’s stores islandwide.
When in doubt, go for an #MLBB shade just like these ones from LANEIGE’s new Rose Collection. Featuring 5 rosy shades, these lipsticks go on smoothly onto the lips with a long-wearing formula that’s easy to apply, but not so easy to get off.
Apart from the 5 Silk Intense Lipsticks, LANEIGE’s Rose Collection Vault also features an Ideal Blush Duo and an Ideal Shadow Quad, encased in an acrylic box with preserved roses — making it the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your bae or even for yourself! Not to mention, it’ll totally add glam to your boudoir — which of course, is a total plus!
LANEIGE’s Rose Collection: Silk Intense Lipstick will retail at $36. Available at all LANEIGE boutiques, counters and Lazada.
Thinking of what lip that will go well with that appointment of yours? Look no further. There’s a few reasons why Hourglass Cosmetics’ Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipsticks has been a long-standing cult makeup favourite for many. When you think of matte lipsticks, you’d expect it to crack after a few hours but thankfully, it isn’t the case with these classics by Hourglass. It’s pigmented, finishes matte, and totally blendable.
So when Hourglass Cosmetics dropped their V’day collection this year, so did our jaws. The set featured 2 shades — All Of Me (Pink) and Loves All Of You (Red) — and if you haven’t got the reference, it’s inspired by John Legend’s iconic “All of Me” song. Guess you saw that coming.
Complete your date night pout with just one swipe of these lippies or you could even try blending it together for an ombre lip. (Trust us, you’ll look ah-ma-zing!)
Hourglass Cosmetics Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick set will retail at $120. Available at all Hourglass counters.