Celebrity-inspired lipstick colours for every occasion
Whether you’ve got a fire engine red pout or a sweet pink lippie on, the shade you choose to dress up your lips with speaks volumes!
Here, we recommend you 5 lipstick colours for every occasion whether you’re charming a first date or looking to impress a prospective employer.
On your first date
Lip colour: Dusty rose colour
Wearing a dusty rose colour, Jessica Alba exudes a comfortable, warm glow.
To leave a lasting impression, you got to look your best, and feel your best. A dusty rose colour fits the bill – it’s neither overbearing nor is it too boring. It is a colour that falls comfortably within the natural range, flirty and feminine but not unnecessarily flamboyant. At its best, it can serve to add that extra healthy glow for your killer smile. The key is to keep it natural.
Get the look: Make Up Store Lipstick in Poppy
Lip colour: Fuchsia
Lee Yu-ri adds an element of fun with fuchsia, and complements it with other light, cheery colours.
Sundays are meant for relaxing, and for the bright, cheery colours to come out to play. Think picnic at the park with cute rattan baskets and a sweet dress, and then bring that to your brunch. Wherever it is, fuchsia is sure to add an element of fun into your look. If colour-blocking isn’t your cup of tea, wear it with a clean white summery dress, and let the fuchsia lip-colour stand out.
Get the look: MAC Lipstick in Full Fuchsia
Lip colour: Nude/natural colour
Elizabeth Olsen matches a natural lip tone with a subtle feline flick for the eyes.
When it comes to looking office-appropriate, nude tones fit the bill to a T. Not flashy, yet conveying serious business at the same time. While we’re at it, wearing nude lipsticks means that you can play up your eyes to avoid looking washed out. For better results, opt for a nude colour that’s one tone brighter than your natural lip colour for a touch of radiance.
Get the look: The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder in Pinky Nude
Meet the Parents
Lip colour: Light pink
Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany sports a light pink lip for a sweet look.
Light pink lip colours are not as dominating as the stronger pink hues such as fuchsia, but can be surprisingly versatile. With such a soft colour, it’s hard not to think of the sweet and gentle. These hues whisper girl-next-door instead of trying too hard, making it the perfect colour for the first time you meet your S.O.’s parents. Sometimes, you don’t have to roar to make a lasting impression.
Get the look: NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight
Girls’ Night Out
Lip colour: Deep red
Liu Wen nails it: when it comes to deep red lips, the best option is to keep the rest of your make-up natural.
Being glamorous and fiercely feminine, red lips are the go-to shade for beauty warriors juggling multiple hats. Flattering against any skin tone and unapologetically loaded with attitude, its darker counterpart, the deep red lip carries all of the above with an extra dose of classy vibes. Even after a long day at work, the strong deep-red lip colour will pull your look together and carry you into the mood of the night when you’re winding down with your girl squad – just add a glass of wine or two.
Get the look: 3CE Lip Colour in 409 Kiss Woo