Disclaimer: *This is a non sponsored/paid post, every product is paid for with my own money.*
There are a myriad of competitive beauty products in the market, but here are some of my favourite matte lipsticks (so far) that are also affordable and convenient to purchase locally in Singapore.
Matte lipsticks can be a bit drying so if you have chapped lips like mine, apply vaseline overnight and a plumping lip gloss when you wake up. You can also exfoliate with sugar and a toothbrush/towel.
I also find them the most versatile as you can convert matte to ‘shine’ but not vice versa; matte colours are usually most vivid, and if you need shine you can just add plain glitter gloss on top.
NEUTRAL LIPS: NYX Matte Lipstick in Tea Rose, $6
(Pictured top & bottom)
I own a range of NYX lipsticks in various shades (cream/matte/glossy) which are available at selected Watsons and Sephora stores for around $10. Alternatively, you can hunt for better deals online.
PINKISH RED LIPS: NYX Matte Lipstick in Bloody Mary, $6
BRIGHT RED LIPS: SHEENe Sassy Lips Moisture Radiance in R1 (175 Baht/SGD6+ but RTP approx SGD10)
“Creamy color lipstick with Vitamin E and Vitamin C to moisture and protect your lips from the free radical (aging) and environmental damaging. Apple extract and Shea Butter make your lips soften and color long lasting.”
If you’re heading to Bangkok, try this product, as it’s only 175 baht on the website (SGD6+). However, you can get this at BHG Bishan Junction 8, beside Etude House.
I tried their other shades, but somehow R1 stands out the best.
*FAVOURITE* FUCHSIA LIPS: Flormar Revolution Perfect Lipstick in R12 Bright Crimson (Turkish Lira 16,90/approx SGD6+, but RTP can be up to $15)
I love fuchsia lipstick so much I’ve tried so many different brands, but none can beat this Turkish gem I found in BHG Junction 8, near SHEENe’s lipstick section (above).
I can never seem to finish my lipsticks before I toss them out past the expiry dates, but this is a first. I love the colour, texture, durability and of course, price.
They stopped retailing at BHG for some time and I couldn’t find a legit site to buy from, so the closest replacement (in terms of price, convenience, and shade) was Etude’s House Dear My Blooming lipstick…which was quite good till it melted, so I still prefer Flormar’s product as it’s less oily.
Other options that are not too bad:
- NYX Soft Matte Creams (similar to the NYX matte lipsticks, but slightly more buttery)
- *NEW* Etude House Color in Liquid (good for gradient lips)
Hope this helps! If there are more hidden gems out there please feel free to share.