From left: Inglot AMC Matte Lipstick #425, Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Dominant, Chanel Rouge Allure in 152 Insaisissable, and Burberry Beauty Lip Cover in Ruby No. 18
Inglot AMC Matte Lipstick #425
This medium pink color has an opaque matte finish and great color pay-off. Although matte, it’s not as drying as expected from matte formulas in general. It’s quite moisturizing and can be comfortably worn and applied even on dry lips, although it’s best to exfoliate and prep the lips before application. Wear time is long, around five to six hours, with minimal touch-ups required.
Lancôme L’Absolu Velours in 362 Velours de Pêche
The L’Absolu Velours is the holy grail of liquid lipsticks and dries up to a velvety finish, without sucking the moisture out of the skin. This pinkish coral hue is perfect for everyday wear and is lightweight, yet gives full coverage and intense color in just one swipe. The oval-shaped applicator also helps with the easy application.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Dominant
This hot fuchsia lippie stays true to the line’s promise of color intensity and hydration. Highly pigmented, it has a sufficient amount of color and coverage on the first swipe. Although it may look wet at first, the formula settles down to a satin-like finish without feathering or bleeding, and can do without a lip liner. The magnetic closure is a plus, too!
Check the Chanel Rouge Allure in 152 Insaisissable, M.A.C x Isabel and Ruben Toledo lipstick in Oxblood, and Burberry Beauty Lip Cover in Ruby No. 18 inside Asian Dragon Magazine’s March-April issue.