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All The Non-Red Valentine's Day Lip Colours To Get That Perfect Pout

Pucker up! From slick lip glosses to metallic lippies, here are the non-red lip colours to ace your pout this Valentine's Day.

This article first appeared on Her World Singapore. 

Okay, we have to admit that a red lip is synonymous with Valentine’s Day. In fact, you probably have a stash of reds (because one is never enough) at the ready as February 14 approaches. After all, a pop of red is reliable and never goes out of style, right?

But sometimes, being too predictable can get a little boring. So why not jazz things up this year with a lip colour that will get you in the mood? From hot pinks and vibrant oranges to warm berries and complexion-enhancing nudes, we’ve got 10 lippies to get you all ready to be kissed. And none of them are red.

Chanel Rouge Allure in 191 Rouge Brûlant, $52
A vivid orange-pink, this creamy lipstick can be easily layered to achieve a more intense finish, depending on your preference. For best results, blot in-between each layer to ensure intense and long-lasting colour. Available at Chanel Beauty boutiques and counters. Rouge Dior in 520 Feel Good, $55
Its name says it all. This rosy hue instantly brightens sallow complexions with its vibrant fuchsia-like pink tones so you’ll always look fresh. And just for Valentine’s Day, the limited lipstick bullet even comes adorned with the word “love”, reminding us what this day is all about. Available at Dior Beauty boutiques and counters. Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream in #274 Coeur De Rubis, $49
Searching for the perfect MLBB? This richly pigmented tawny-nude is it. And to keep lips kissable because you’ll definitely be puckering up with this, it contains nourishing active ingredients – pro-xylane and rose flower extract, to keep lips soft and supple. Available at Lancome counters. Gucci Rouge a Levres Gothique in 409 Billie Magenta, $58
Want something truly different and unique? An ode to the gilded era of old Hollywood, this lip colour gives lips a 3D appeal with a metallic and shimmery finish, thanks to special-effect pigments. Once applied, the result is a dazzling pout that’s guaranteed to turn heads. Available at the Gucci Beauty counter at Takashimaya D.S. Hera Sensual Spicy Nude Balm in 134 Pink Smokey, $43
Whoever said nude was boring never met a nude like this. This delicate colour brings new meaning to MLBB – referring to not only better lips but a bolder pout too. It also contains methylpropanediol and snow crystal powder to plump the lips, smooth out lines and wrinkles, and enhance your lips’ natural beauty. Available at the Hera boutique at Ion Orchard and the Hera counter at Takashimaya D.S. Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in 80 Impassioned, $76
Like a fine glass of red wine, this sensuous claret hue will bring out the warm allure of medium and tanned skin tones. Infused with hydrating active ingredients – soja seed extract, Brazilian murmur butter and chamomilla flower oil, it keeps lips nourished and supple while delivering a luminous and rich colour at the same time. And to celebrate the season of love, it comes in a limited edition mauve and gold packaging. Available at Tom Ford boutique, Tom Ford Beauty counters and Sephora  M.A.C Patent Paint Lip Lacquer in Let’s Get Glossed, $39
If you’re feeling a little retro, you’re in luck. Looks like the ’90s are back again. This vinyl-effect liquid lipstick is the best combination of colour and shine in a tube. It delivers intense colour payoff yet won’t bleed or budge, making this the ideal colour for that hot Valentine’s Day date. It also creates a dynamic 3D effect that feels extremely lightweight on the lips too. Available at M.A.C boutiques and counters. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk Medium, $50
With a name like “Pillow Talk”, this will put you in the mood for an intimate tete-a-tete. The iconic nude-pink shade gets deeper with a rosy hue that is suitable for every skin tone, especially warmer ones. Plus, it contains antioxidant-rich extracts to condition the lips. Available exclusively at Sephora stores.  Clinique Even Better Pop Lip Colour Foundation in Camellia, $36
Part of the brand’s Shade-Match Science system, it promises to help you find your perfect complexion-enhancing lip colour. But props go to this pop of pink-peach hue because it complements sallow undertones perfectly. Available at Clinique counters. Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Rouge Volupte Rock’N Shine in No. 6 Orange Speaker, $52
Shine like the star you are with this cool and edgy lipstick. It’s been dubbed a “lipstick-meets-balm” for its hydrating properties that not only drench your lips with colour but also moisturise them so that they are super soft and supple. The silver star-shaped core is packed with glitter to give lips an extra dazzling finish. Available at Yves Saint Laurent Beaute boutiques and counters.