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Love To Lip-Sync? Make It Count With These Rockstar Lipsticks

A good lip-syncing sesh needs the perfect pout, so make your karaoke sessions count with these encore-worthy winter lip shades.

“On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair…”

There is something about our greatest hits that brings all our best feelings flooding to the forefront. When that chorus on your favourite song hits, you can’t help but sing your heart out, reliving the moments that make you feel alive.

My bestie Elle and I are known to dance around to some pretty epic (often daggy) tracks, so we thought we’d get your winter warmer playlist list started by sharing some of our sing-along favourites!

Best of all? A good lip syncing sesh needs the perfect pout, so make your karaoke sessions count with these rock-star worthy winter lip shades.

Now, where’s the mike?!  






Eve Lom Kiss Mix in Cheeky

Lip sync anthem: Hotel California, Eagles


Less a lipstick and more a rich, creamy treatment, this addictive gloss in Cheeky looks good on just about anyone, and is a perfect tribute to those mystical California nights of demise.


This delicate berry-stain is on point for winter and suits anyone with a deeper mauve or blue undertone to their lips. The texture is really light to wear, yet the longevity is superb as after the moisturising sheen leaves the lips remained stained – perfect for a night at the fated hotel… I haven’t enjoyed a lip product (or a track) this much in ages!


It’s perfect for the makeup-challenged that are looking for high impact no effort product – style with a classic white shirt and high waisted jeans as you keep thing mellow with the Californian classic…



Fenty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored

Lip sync anthem: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper


In true Rihanna empowerment style, this soft matte red is a shade that suits every skin type and tone. While super long wearing, it doesn’t dry due to its lightweight formula and applicator that deliveries the perfect amount even to effortlessly precise edges. I love that I don’t need a pencil to line the lips and can just use this as a stain by dabbing it on with my fingers – perfect for the busy gal on the move. This red is the ‘wear anything or nothing at all’ of all crimson colours, perfect to sing along to with pop’s original girl boss, Cindy Lauper.



Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick in Anais

Lip sync anthem: Candle In the Wind, Elton John


I built my career many years ago on making the nude lip a part of my signature look (when nude was NOT cool), after I saw Princess Diana wear it. Now, personifying this pureness afresh, here is a perfect pink nude with a yellow undertone in one of the most wearable, regal opaque shades I’ve seen in a while. The gel skinny-chic formula leaves a velvety-buttery finish, helping you avoid looking chalky. This shade is a class act of application, wear and look. Can you hear my excitement? It’s the 90’s supermodel slip dress of lipsticks (and the perfect tribute to the chicest Royal there was).








L’Oreal L’Oreal Paris X Balmain Paris Lipstick – Confession

Lip sync anthem: If I Could Turn Back Time, Cher  


I am loving this L’Oreal x Balmain collaboration to create a range of exclusive couture matte shades of lipsticks, designed under the creative direction of Olivier Rousteing himself. The L’Oreal Paris X Balmain Paris Lipsticks are divided into three colour themes, representative of the three tribes of L’Oreal Paris X Balmain Paris femininity: Glamazone, Couture, and Rock. How fitting! To me, no one personifies this description more than Cher… I find this colour feminine, edgy and loved by all – just like this song.



NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Get Off

Lip sync anthem: Simply The Best, Tina Turner


There is a reason I’m singing about this cult product being simply, the best  – I love a long-lasting and nourishing matte pencil that I can use at any time on the road. The non-drying formula is enriched with Vitamin E and emollients for a creamy texture, while a combination of unique silicones ensures long-lasting, seamless matte colour for hours – perfect for when I’m jumping between meetings all day. I love the saturated rich, vivid pigments, with a versatile formula that makes it easy to pair with another lip product for added dimension or as a tinted base (as sometimes I do like to amp it up for a sexy date night with bae). I like to keep my bag light, so with the convenience of an artist pencil, it has a tapered end which is perfect for lining, defining, and filling in lips. What did I tell ya? I think Tina would approve.




Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon Sedona Sands

Lip sync anthem: Hold On, Wilson Phillips


If you dream of free-spirited summers on the beach, there is nothing better to break out of the winter shackles and set the mood than this empowering 90s anthem. Enhance your lips accordingly with lightweight moisture and a neutral colour with pink undertones, that’s easy to apply without a mirror – just pucker up and swipe. Then keep singing. Made with shea butter, kendi oil and jojoba oil, this hydrating lip crayon will leave your lips looking and feeling soft and conditioned. Someday somebody’s gonna make you want to turn around and say goodbye… just not Burt’s Bees Sedona Sands.





Words: Alina Berdi | Product Reviews: Max May | Special Thanks to Elle Ferguson AKA Heaven


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