by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

7 Of The Best Holiday Red Lipsticks for Asians

A red lip is a great finishing touch to just about any look. And if you’ve tried emulating your favourite celebrity’s red lip and realised it didn’t work out as perfectly, It’s probably because our Asian skin tones differ from Westerners.

Asian skin tones typically look best with warm-toned shades of red or lipsticks with a little more orange in them. But that doesn’t mean you can’t give cool-toned red lipsticks a try. Here are our favourite red lipsticks this festive season; from orange tones to berry red, swipe these on for luscious red lips.

For a neutral red:

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Red Carpet Red, SGD50

A true matte red shade, its cool and warm undertones are perfectly balanced, which means it’s the perfect neutral red that will work for every skin tone.

For an orange-red:

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Lana, SGD46

Warmer skin tones look incredible with a warm, fiery red lipstick. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Lana may be a tad fluorescent, but it’s surprisingly wearable for any occasion.

For a blue red:

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso, SGD34

The perfect bold, blue red for a fancy holiday party. It’s a creamy matte formula that dries down quickly so you don’t have to do constant touch-ups unless you eat and drink a lot. Plus, it helps give the impression of pearly whites when you smile. Bonus? We think so.

For a warm red:

Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick in Night Life, SGD46

An ultra-lightweight matte lipstick that lasts all day, Shiseido’s ModernMatte Powder Lipstick is a definite keeper. There are several brilliant reds on the market but we love the bold, firefighter red hue of Night Life.

For a berry red:

Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Colour in Berry, SGD39

Not into bright Christmas-y reds? How about a toned-down berry red instead? This one from Bobbi Brown glides on comfortably and leaves your lips hydrated and soft all day.

For a matte finish:

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored, SGD39

Fenty Beauty’s red lip is universally flattering, a cult-classic for a reason. The unique applicator makes it easy to define your lips for a clean and bold red lip. And we love its quick-drying and lightweight formula that dries down matte and doesn’t budge.

For a creamy finish:

Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in 999, SGD47

Another iconic lipstick on the list — this one from Dior is brightly pigmented, stays on the whole day and doesn’t dry out your lips. Its creamy consistency ensures it glides smoothly on your lips.