Lipstick still seals the deal on a glamorous ensemble.

Beauty trends suggest lip gloss is a summer essential. However, lipstick still seals the deal on a glamorous ensemble. Whether you’re adding joie de vivre with a natural look colour or red rouge, keep it lux.

Guerlain Rouge G Jewel Lipstick Compact (R730)

Guerlain has invented its first customized lipstick with a double mirror. Just choose your shade and case to create your own unique lippy.

Sealed with intense colour and luscious lip care into a jewel formula, each lipstick is enriched with plant-based polymers and silver microcrystals with a reflective effect. The exceptional formula enhances lips, cloaking them in intense and luminous long-lasting colour.

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La Prairie Cellular Luxe Lipstick (R790)

Gliding on effortlessly, La Prairie's Cellular Luxe Lip Colour provides natural moisture and vitamins for fuller lips. The full-treatment lipstick has an extended-wear formula which defines and gives a plumping effect, while the caviar extract creates a full treatment lip colour.

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Sisley Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick (R860)

Providing durable hydration and protection for your lips, Sisley Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick is comfortable and long-lasting. Available in a range of colours with different effects: pearly, satiny, iridescent, its glide-on texture covers and won't bleed.

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Guerlain KissKiss Gold and Diamonds Lipstick (R890)

No, your eyes did not deceive you. Guerlain has a lipstick at costs more than a car.

A replica of Olivier Echaudemaison and Herve Van Der Straeten’s original 2005 KissKiss lipstick case, KissKiss Gold and Diamonds is made with 110g of solid 18-carat gold and 199 diamonds.

Available in 15 shades, it’s really the case that is the star of the show. It can be engraved with your name or a personal message, and comes with a black lacquered wooden case in which to store it.

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H. Couture Beauty Diamond Lipstick (R2.4m)

Yes, this is the world’s most expensive lipstick. But before you go crying into your bowl of cornflakes over the injustice of it all, here’s what the custom edition of The Socialite Collection will get you: concierge service, lash bodyguards, 24/7 customer service and complimentary lip and lash refills for a year.

According to its makers, H. Couture Beauty, the lipstick cover set has 1 200 pink diamonds and the mascara bottle is adorned with 2 500 blue diamonds set on an 18K gold base. We reckon that’s more than enough reason to to christen it as a family heirloom for the next generation.

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