Choosing a lip color for a Friday night out can be a daunting task. Usually, we reach for our classic red tube that we’ve relied on for as long as we can remember. But if you’re up for a change and a little experimentation, there are a lot of lipstick shades and formulations that can be just as good as your favorite red lipstick.
Here’s a list of five lip colors that can help update your look and how they can work for you.
#1 Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless
Pro: The name color says it all. It’s a deep, highly pigmented violet that will give Rihanna’s lipstick a run for her money. Combined with Revlon’s signature moisturizing formula from their Colorburst line, the color payoff won’t mean dry puckers at all.
Con: It might come off a little too dark when applied straight from the bullet. Try to apply it with a lip brush and a light hand.
Revlon. Available at all Beauty by SM branches, Personal Care Exchange, and selected Watson’s outlets. For more information, visit their website.
#2 MAC Morange
Pro: This beauty junkie favorite may look intimidating because of its vivid orange color but once it’s on, warms up the face enough to give a nice summer glow.
Con: It doesn’t last long, so you may have to make frequent touch-ups.
MAC. Available at SM Megamall, SM Makati, and Rustan’s The Beauty Source. For more information, visit their website.
#3 Wet N’ Wild Coloricon Pencil in Fab Fuschia
Pro: Line and fill your lips in with this creamy lip pencil can that has the right amount of bright pink to make your lips pop without the unnecessary sheen and shimmer.
Con: It can be a little drying as it tends to feather out as the night goes on.
Wet ‘N Wild. Available at selected Beauty by SM branches. For more information, visit their website.
#4 Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer in Cola Pop
Pro: This deep and opaque champagne tone promises over eight hours of moisture due to the added lip primer ingredients. The lipstick also nourishes the lips along with the color.
Con: It only comes in a semi-matte finish and can stray a little bit when eating or drinking.
Clinique. Available at SM Makati, SM Megamall, and Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Glorietta 4. For more information, visit their website.
#5 Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color in Black Plum
Pro: Don’t let the word “sheer” fool you as this tube from Bobbi Brown contains a rich, dark honey black color that’s good for that sophisticated look.
Con: The heavy pigmentation can easily make your lips dry.
Bobbi Brown. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Glorietta 4. For more information, visit their website.