3 Berry Lips
Berry lips make a huge comeback this season. Don’t be afraid of this red-wine hue – it’s not as intimidating as it looks, and best of all, it works well on all skin tones. Seven women went berry and they all loved it!
Jill Balcos, 29, stay-at-home mum BERRY PICK: Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in #08 Grandest Grape, $26 “I really love this colour! I like how it complements my skin tone. It is my new go-to shade for daily wear.” Elena Low, 32, associate marketing director BERRY PICK: Lancome Rouge In Love in #181N, $40 “I usually wear nude or brown on my lips as I’m worried that darker colours will make me look older. But this berry shade not only brightened my complexion, it gave me a plumper pout. It’s such a refreshing change. Doesn’t hurt, too, that I’ve received several compliments while wearing it!” Siti Rahilah, 38, admin professional BERRY PICK: Sephora Rouge in R23, $20 “I’m used to nude tones and have never worn such a colour. I like this shade – it makes me feel sexy! I’ll use it for special occasions.” Wendy Zeng, 26, civil servant BERRY PICK: Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RD305, $43 “This glammed up my look, brightened my complexion and made my teeth look whiter. I felt so sexy and confident!” Faith Ahino, 30, educator BERRY PICK: Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited in WN20S, $33 “Even as a gloss, the colour is intense enough and complements my skin tone. It left a pretty wine-coloured stain on my lips after it wore off. I love it!” Wendy Shen, 36, office manager BERRY PICK: Cosme Decorte AQ MW Lipstick in RD472 Berry Wine, $51 “I’ve never used a dark lipstick and I was surprised at how it looked on me. The colour really turned heads – I got a lot of positive comments from colleagues, and even my husband. This is my new favourite shade – I am so tempted to stock up on it!” Soh Wan Wei, 25, graduate student BERRY PICK: Kose Esprique Bright Lasting Rouge in RO650, $39 “I find this deep roseberry hue really wearable for work. It gives me a more sensual look without appearing overly dramatic.”