This week we test: lip palettes

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 10 January, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 10 January, 2010, 12:00am

Lip palettes offer a way to carry multiple lip colours in one convenient case. You may need an additional gloss, as many palettes tend to contain fairly muted tones.

Duwop Liplingo (HK$330)

The compact palette contains a lip brush and six pinkish lip colours in a glossy and very moisturising formula. The price is quite high, but it averages out at a very reasonable price per colour.

Tel: 2833 5157

DHC Lip Colour Perfect Pro Palette (HK$153)

These bright, high-sheen lip colours are highly moisturising and brush on incredibly smoothly. They stay put all day until you wipe them off at bedtime.

Tel: 2111 0011

Ipsa Optimum Balance Lip Palette (HK$360)

With lip liner, lipstick, gloss, mirror and applicators in one cute package, this is an easy way to touch up. While the retractable lip brush is sweet, none of the applicators are very effective, so application takes longer than it should. A little too pricy, too.

Tel: 2699 6886

Lunasol Skin Modelling Lips (HK$240)

Three different shades of beige and a glittery gloss to top it all off means your nude makeup is sorted this season. The consistency is creamy and the colours subtle, but they don't last very long, so you'll need regular touch-ups.

Tel: 2865 0978

YSL Palette Duo Pour Les Levres (HK$440)

A great choice if you only want a little colour: this 'luggage tag' compact contains a gently moisturising gloss and a subtle lip colour that suits most complexions and brushes on like a dream. Not cheap, but a nice treat for you or a friend.

Tel: 2111 0136