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5 red lipstick launches perfect for Valentine’s Day

With Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day falling over the same weekend, we’re wearing lucky reds right the way through! Make a statement with these striking red lipstick picks.

Whether your go-to shade is a dark and moody or vibrant and bold; these 5 red lipstick launches in time for Valentine’s Day are bound to add a little “something, something” to the occasion.

Featured and hero image courtesy of Gucci

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Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colours Collection

Gold and bold, Christian Louboutin’s Velvet Matte Lip Colour collection outlines irresistible matte red lips in one, effortless swipe. Choose from five unique red tones, Diva, Justine, Dramadouce, Triluna and Goyette to match your mood or opt for new shade each day! Beautifully packaged, this one is bound to sit front and centre on your vanity.

Find it at Christianlouboutin.com or at Christian Louboutin Beauty boutiques


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Rouge Allure Velvet Le Lion De CHANEL

A tribute to Coco Chanel’s most coveted colour, this range of eight distinctive shades not only pays homage to the authority of CHANEL’s iconic red, but the gold lion motif on the lipstick cap exudes power and spirit into the world of CHANEL beauty.

Find it at CHANEL’s e-pop up or CHANEL beauty boutiques


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The Claudette Collection: NARS Audacious

Only recently launching this limited-edition collection, NARS’ Audacious lipstick holds the same satiny, cult-favourite formula but now available to snap up in four new shades. Named after the most inspiring women in founder, François Nars’ life: his mother, Claudette Augustine; and grandmothers, Léa and Ginette, each lipstick glides across the lips, is bold and hydrating, but without bleeding or feathering. Plus, the packaging is almost too perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Find it at NARS stores and boutiques across Hong Kong


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YSL Zoë Red Stories

From London to Los Angeles and Paris to New York, Zoë Kravitz, YSL Beauté Makeup and Fragrance Ambassador’s newest  ‘Red Stories’ collaboration with YSL is the excuse we were looking for to make yet another beauty purchase this Valentine’s Day. Each lipstick is named after a city that shaped and inspired her, and with seven iconic reds in the collection, each with a satin finish and texture of Rouge Pur Couture, its not just the silver glittery packaging that has caught our eye.

Find the limited edition collection exclusively at SOGO counters or at YSL online store.


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GUCCI Rouge à Lèvres Satin

Designed not only to look striking when on the lips, but also to keep as a collectable, Gucci’s vintage, art-deco inspired makeup tubes are adorned in limited-edition red etchings drawn by Creative Director, Alessandro Michele. The Rouge à Lèvres Satin collection features two long-standing red favourites; 25 Goldie Red and 505 Janet Rust, but also a new contender — 513 Emmy Red, a daring, warm shade created specially to spark luck, joy and happiness. 

Find it at Gucci Beauty Counters

Lexi Davey
Managing Editor
A typical ‘third culture’ kid, Lexi spent the best part of her life between Hong Kong and Malaysia. A self-confessed heliophile with a thirst for travel and adventure, she moved home to foster a career in digital editing and lifestyle copywriting. Loves include: commas, nervous laughter and her rescue pup, Wella