The sultrier cousin of the pink lipstick and a less in-your-face colour compared to your classic red, the rose lipstick is the shade you should rock if you want to be assertive, yet not come on too strong. We love that it gives the appearance of just bitten lips. Plus, the colour brightens up skin tones instantly, so you look fresher and more energetic too. From matte to glossy finishes, here are 10 to try.
This gives a non-drying matte finish and glides on easily on the lips for a smooth, fuss-free application. It is also formulated with camellia, mango seed, avocado and cotton seed oils to keep lips feeling nourished and soft throughout the day. Bonus: this lip colour ties in well with any makeup look.
Available at Innisfree.
If you’re on the hunt for a lippie that gives you a glossy pout but isn’t too sticky, this lip creme is a must-try. It gives a high-shine finish and has a flexible applicator to distribute the formula evenly across your lips. Plus, it provides added shine without having to apply a gloss on top.
Available at Watsons.
A much brighter rose shade than the other lipsticks on this list, this gives a matte finish and is so lightweight you won’t feel like you’re wearing anything at all.
Enriched with sweet almond oil, this matte lipstick keeps lips feeling hydrated and smooth while giving intense colour payoff.
Available at Sephora.
If you’re looking for a more subtle rose shade, this balmy lipstick is the one to go for. It has aloe vera and a blend of oils and waxes to keep lips hydrated and soft, as well as pearlescent micropigments that give a high-shine finish.
With a custom blend of polymers, this matte lipstick minimises the appearance of imperfections such as fine lines while providing intense colour payoff. Plus, we just really like its tube.
Available at Sephora.
This lightweight lip gloss gives a high shine finish that’s not too sticky. The hourglass-shaped applicator also makes it easy to spread the gloss across the lips.
Infused with algae extract, this lipstick smooths out fine lines and gives intense colour payoff with a formula that is said to last six hours without feathering.