Sulwhasoo Debuts Two New Hydrating Lip Products In Stunning Glazed Ceramic And Chrome Cases

You’d think that after years of writing about and reviewing lipsticks, all lipsticks ought to look quite the same — not Sulwhasoo‘s. No doubt, it was the sleek chrome packaging of the Perfecting Lip Color that first caught our eye, a futuristic design that’s also reminiscent of sunlight shimmering on waves, we’re told, and an instant addition to our wishlists. Of course, having brand ambassador Rosé, of BLACKPINK fame, elegant flaunting the product certainly helped too. 

What’s less obvious about Sulwhasoo’s duo of launches though — namely, the Sulwhasoo Glowing Lip Balm, and the Perfecting Lip Color — is its skincare-makeup innovation. The concept isn’t entirely new by now, but the k-beauty brand ups the ante with a whole lot of skincare ingredients, including nourishing ginseng seed oil to keep dry lips at bay, and their potent Sulwhasoo Master Complex™, which can also be found in the 6th Generation of the Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum. No ordinary lip products then.

Glowing Lip Balm

The first item on the list is Sulwhasoo’s new Glowing Lip Balm, touted as Korea’s first stick-type wrinkle functional cosmetic lip balm. Long accolade aside, what you need to know is that this is designed to target lip wrinkles, which develop as we get older, as a blend of collagen and red ginseng saponin help reduce the appearance of fine lines; we’re promised round-the-clock hydration for plump lips too.

If you’re wondering about the texture, it’s said to be velvety-soft and intensive without being tacky or sticky, available in two shades — 000 Clear and 030 Petal. What we absolutely love as well is the lip balm’s rounded contours and glazed porcelain texture, which thoughtfully reference the Moon Jar, a key symbol of Sulwhasoo and Korean culture, as well as a motif that’s also been referenced in their bestselling serum.

Perfecting Lip Color

Then there’s this unexpectedly edgy chrome design, belonging to the Sulwhasoo Perfecting Lip Color. Despite its outer appearance, the formula of the lipstick is one that gives off a luminous glow, more of a subtle watercolour hue that enhances one’s natural lip colour. It’s also formulated with an impressive 92% skincare ingredients, which account for its moisture-attracting properties and extended lip hydration for the appearance of soft, smooth lips.

The lipstick is meant to be paired with the brand’s latest Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion too, hence the similar packaging style, and arrives in five shades — 310 Terra, 999 Rose, 520 Amber, 460 Berry, and 370 Peony.


Sulwhasoo Glowing Lip Balm ($52) and Sulwhasoo Perfecting Lip Color ($52), available at Sulwhasoo stores and online, Lazada, Shopee and Sephora.