8 Local beauty brands every lipstick addict should check out

8 Local beauty brands every lipstick addict should check out

Lippie lovin'

Text: Wei Yeen Loh

Show some love to these made-in-Malaysia lipstick brands that will serve as excellent dupes to your current favourite lippies.

1. Duck Cosmetics


Launched with a bang by homegrown #BossGirl and entrepreneur Vivy Yusof last September, Duck Cosmetics offers a plethora of makeup products from eyeshadow palettes to hair mists. Take your pick from matte and gloss lip colour options—all paraben-free and packed with Vitamin E and olive oil for a nourishing pout. 


2. Madu Cosmetics


Paraben-free and cruelty-free beauty brand Madu Cosmetics is founded by local artiste Hunny Madu. Fairly new in the market, its star product is Madu Lips, matte lipsticks in nine swoon-worthy shades including vampy reds and chic browns.


3. Paint Education Cosmetics

Also known as Painted Cosmetics, the organic, plant-based beauty brand is known for its six matte liquid lipstick shades that are all made locally and halal-certified. 


4. Madame Izara

Another celebrity-backed brand we're loving is Izara Aishah's Madame Izara. Their bestselling matte liquid lipsticks now come in handy Lip Kits with matching lip liners and sharpeners in tow.


5. Dida


If you're a diehard matte lipstick fan, Dida's growing range of lippies are just what you need in your arsenal, from matte lip cremes to lip glides. A standout is the Velvet Metallic Lip Creme that goes go glossy but leaves a matte finish with a metallic sheen.  


6. Nita


One thing to love about Nita's lip colours is that it's made for hypoallergenic skin across all skin tones. Try the Moist Jumbo sticks for a hydrating pigmented finish, or go for Matte Lipsticks and Liquid Lipsticks if you prefer a matte look.


7. Orkid


Another halal-certified lipstick brand with local roots is Orkid Cosmetics. The vegan and cruelty-free label's bestselling liquid lipstick comes in 10 shades ranging from blush pink to brick red. 


8. Velvet Vanity Cosmetics


Velvet Vanity Cosmetics is touted to be the first beauty brand in Malaysia that is 100% vegan, cruelty-free and approved by the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Its bestseller is Glo With The Flo, a two-in-one, water-based tint that can be used for the lips and cheeks for a highly-pigmented flush. If you're into matte liquid lipsticks, go with their moisturising lip colours that come in a range of shades.


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