A motto we live by at Zahara is “There’s no such thing as too many lipsticks.” Whether they’re designer or drugstore brands, we just can’t get enough of them. Not only is wearing lipstick one of the easiest ways to create a specific look, it is arguably makeup’s most powerful weapon. Who cares about guns and pens? Give a woman the right lipstick and she can take over the world! I mean, there’s an entire day devoted to celebrating the wonderful creation that is the modern lipstick. And rightly so! (29 July, in case you’re wondering.)
It is a truth universally acknowledged that lipsticks are something we just can’t live without. OK, I might be exaggerating a wee bit, but lipsticks really do hold a special place in our hearts. How many times have you showed off a dark-coloured pout to match your mood or swiped on a confidence-boosting red lipstick for an important job interview or used a bright lippie to literally brighten your face (and day)? Yes to all three, really.
“I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.” – Audrey Hepburn
With that said, all of us have a favourite lipstick; the one we gravitate towards for our everyday makeup routine or one that we can’t throw away (even though we should). If you’re in the market to try on new brands or lipstick shades, you’ve come to the right place. Check out what your favourite #ZaharaWarrior deems as her favourite lipstick of all time. Here are their personal faves to help them achieve that perfect pout!
Amira Geneid, founder of Zahara Cosmetics
“Mystery is for the girl with a twinkle in her eye and a swish in her hips. This shade is girly but just a touch on the dark side.”
Click here to purchase Mystery from Zahara (SGD22).
Adlina Anis, creator of Ninja Echo scarves
“The tried and true comfort-wear formula is infused with an exclusive complex to help maintain the lips’ hydration. The lightweight formula glides on a thin coat of color that intensifies as it sets to a matte, transfer-free finish with amazing staying power.”
Click here to purchase Icon from HudaBeauty (USD27).
Felicia Chan, NTU student
“Kristen is a warm brown berry. The extremely long wearing lipstick contains moisturizing ingredients for a comfortable, emollient and silky feel that does not dry your lips out.”
Click here to purchase Kristen from Kylie Cosmetics (USD17).
Dian Hazwani, YouTuber
“The Colour Lip Last Lipstick contains a thin, lightweight texture that feels comfortable on the lips. Upon application, it creates a smooth appearance as it prevents from settling into fine lines.”
Click here to purchase 05 Rose Bouquet from Sephora Collection (SGD23).
Saraswati, special effects/makeup artist
“Doll up your lips in plush and vibrant color! Our Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick glides on and sets into a striking matte finish.”
Click here to purchase Stone Fox from NYX Professional Makeup (SGD20).
Kat Aziz, founder of Women of Haya
“Classy, powerful with the very slightest touch of sexy. This colour takes any smokey eye to the next level and is even perfect with a simple cat-eye for the easiest confidence booster.”
Click here to purchase Boss from Zahara (SGD22).
Ain Samsuri, marketing manager
“This soft brown nude with a peachy undertone will be everyone’s “go-to” fav! Our liquid lipstick goes on opaque, dries completely matte and stays on for hours!”
Click here to purchase Celebrity Skin from Jeffree Star Cosmetics (USD18).
Siti Khalijah, theatre actress
“The original liquid matte lipstick inspired by rose petals. Conceptualized and developed by Lime Crime CEO Doe Deere, Velvetines draw inspiration from her favorite flower – a red, red rose.”
Click here to purchase Elle from Lime Crime (USD20).
Atikah Amalina, writer and teacher
“M·A·C.’s lipsticks are formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips. The iconic product that made M·A·C famous; hundreds of hues, high-fashion textures.”
Russian Red from M·A·C is available in-stores (SGD30).
Tiq Zulkifli, beauty blogger
“Available in an array of rich shades, this high-coverage stain contains avocado oil for a texture that transforms as you wear it from creamy to silky and lightweight. Lips achieve stunning, high-pigment color and feel soft and comfortable all day.”
Click here to purchase 16 Cherry Nectar from Sephora Collection (SGD24).
Selma Bamadhaj, co-founder of LullySelb
“Introducing Huda Beauty’s latest lip beautifier: the Liquid Matte, an unrivaled take on the liquid lipstick. The tried and true comfort-wear formula is infused with an exclusive complex to help maintain the lips’ hydration.”
Click here to purchase Bombshell from HudaBeauty (USD27).
Faz Abdul Gaffa, writer and content strategist
“I Heart This Lippie Lippie Stix; a red fuchsia we just love. Apply over Lippie Primer for a smooth finish and longer wear time.”
Click here to purchase I Heart This Lippie from Colourpop (USD5).
Kiena Suhaimi, YouTuber and TV host
“Teddy is a beige peach shade that is highly pigmented, long-lasting, vegan & Cruelty Free. It dries off matte and is comfortable on the lips.”
Click here to purchase Teddy from Breena Beauty (MYR39).
Sharifah Itasha, marketing manager
“This neutral shade is versatile and gives your look that stunning naturally made-up look. This colour is always in our purse for when we need a perk up.”
Click here to purchase Girl Next Door from Zahara (SGD22).
Don’t forget to follow all these awesome #ZaharaWarriors on their social media! A huge thank you to all for sharing with us what your ultimate fave lipstick is! Go ahead and buy that lipstick. You deserve it, woman.
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