#TopDrawerTuesday: Lush lipsticks

#TopDrawerTuesday: Lush lipsticks

Getting lippy

Text: Renée Batchelor

Whether you're after a sheer, matte or classic cream finish, there is a lipstick texture and shade for every occasion. Here we pick our favourite colours


The most popular finish for lipsticks has a creamy texture and rich pigment that is pretty much true to the colour that you see in the tube. Wear them anywhere — day or night.

Burberry Kisses

Shiseido Perfect Rouge

Chanel Rouge Coco


If you shy away from the bold look of a full-on lipstick, try a sheer finish. Think of it a peekaboo colour — a tiny amount of your natural lip colour will show through. This lippie hydrates lips and gives you just a hint of tint.

Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel



Probably the boldest finish of the three, matte lipsticks need to be precisely applied on well-hydrated lips. While you can opt for classic reds and nudes, we love how M.A.C's new matte lipstick launch includes standout shades like royal blue and bright violet for moments when you feel like emulating Rihanna.

M.A.C The Matte Lip Lipsticks

For last week's #TopDrawerTuesday picks, click here.