This week we test: lipstick

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 25 January, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 25 January, 2009, 12:00am

Don't forget to wear a layer of lip balm underneath your lipstick for a perfect pout.

Mentholatum Water Colour (HK$34.9)

Like first aid for your lips, it immediately irrigates, leaving a light, peachy glow which is perfect for day wear. Slim packaging means it's handy to slip into a pocket. Tel: 2699 0078

MAC Monogram Lipstick (HK$200)

OK, it's not cheap, but with its super-moisturising ability, long-stay colour and divinely chocolatey scent, this will convert even the most stubborn non-lipstick-wearers. Tel: 2810 8799

Bobbi Brown Metallic Lip Colour (HK$180)

Even if you hate wearing lipstick, this could convert you. It feels like you're putting on lip balm, while adding a little sheen. Perfect for those who want some glam without standing out. Tel: 2196 8468

Benefit Silly Lipstick (HK$160)

The solid colour is is long-lasting, but this can be a bit drying if you don't apply lip balm beforehand. The design is hip and trendy, but the product smells like rubber. Tel: 2118 3986

NARS Lipstick (HK$210)

This looks like a solid colour in the tube, but it's actually quite sheer when you apply it. Needs frequent re-application. Tel: 2737 3074