Lip smacking: New lipstick finishes to try

Lip smacking: New lipstick finishes to try

Lip of luxury

Text: Renée Batchelor

Tired of the usual cream lippies? Here are some new lipsticks with more unusual finishes and effects on the lips

When it comes to lipstick, experimentation is always good. After all, nothing in your makeup wardrobe is as low commitment as a lipstick. You can literally wipe off a shade you don't like — although we would recommend a good lipstick remover for a clean removal. If you normally stick to the usual cream finishes, you might want to experiment with new textures and effects.

For a stained glass effect: Try Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine, $33
This creates a vivid and glowing, coloured glass effect on your lips. Plus it's moisturising on your lips and comes in an array of natural and pop shades.
Texture: Melting balm
No of colours:  12

For an ultra-shiny finish: Dior Addict, $48
This lippie has an in-built, moisturising gel topcoat and the colours are divided into three categories. Glow — for everyday shades, Flash — for bold pops of colour and Glitter — for spectacular light reflection.
Texture: Lipstick with a hydra-gel core — 40 percent of which is made up of three of the shiniest oils used in cosmetics.
No. of colours: 35

For a luminous, matte finish: Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet, $48
Non-drying, long-lasting matte lipsticks. Perfect if you want an intense colour and a soft, comfortable finish on the lips. 
Texture: Velvety matte
No of colours: 13 including two, new colours La Mystérieuse and L'Indomptable.

Dior Addict is available now while Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer and the new Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet shades will be available in October