Five Lipsticks for the Classic Red Lip Look
Choose the right lipsticks for your perfect summer look.
For a classic red lip, Giorgio Armani is a trustworthy choice. It’s just updated its original line of Lip Maestro with a new Drama collection with six new shades. Used with a wand, the liquid lipstick has a radiant matte finish which leaves your lips looking plump, but soft and velvety at the same time—promising four hours of hydration and an eight-hour hold. $285 from Armani, Shop 109, Chater House, 10 Chater Rd., Central, 2532-7733
The master of color, Mac’s lightweight, Mineralize Rich lipstick is made with 77 minerals, instantly nourishing your lips with the easy-to-apply, non-sticky formula. The lipstick applies evenly with a single stroke, or you can apply several layers for buildable coverage. The medium-shine finish will make your lips look plump and rosy red, without being over-dramatic so you can keep it in your purse for both daytime and nighttime wear. $156 from Mac, Shop B225A, B2/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson St., Causeway Bay, 3421-1475
We love Make Up Forever’s affordable and long-lasting line of beauty products, and their lipsticks and lip glosses are just the ticket to looking fresh throughout the Hong Kong summer. The Artist Lip Blush in flammable tangerine is an easily pocketable red lip, great for emergency makeovers. It’s quick to apply, giving a solid matte look with a bit of a velvet finish. The lip blush keeps your lips feeling moist, while tinging them ever-so-slightly red for a subtle pop of color. Facesss, Shop 202, Ocean Terminal, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3101-0744, makeupforever.com/hk
Kiko Milano’s gorgeous summer collection not only features shiny sun-kissed packaging, but also packs a punch with its affordable and long-lasting products. The Mirage Lip Stylo comes in a range of eight shades, from cherry red to bright scarlet to hot pink. It’s very creamy, with a shiny, glossy finish. $135 from Kiko Milano, B2/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson St., Causeway Bay, 2881-8803, kikocosmetics.com
Not just your average lip balm anymore, Burt’s Bees brings a touch of classy color in its first ever range of vibrant color lipsticks. They’re made from all natural ingredients such as beeswax, moringa oil, raspberry seed oil and vitamin E which provide moisture for up to eight hours. The lippies come in 12 different shades, from rich berries to pinks, corals to nudes, and yes—bright and bold reds. $129 from Facesss, Zone C3, Queensway Plaza, 93 Admiralty Rd., Admiralty, 2635-5951; or Mannings citywide