When you need to own that business meeting...Go for a matte lipstick in a look-at-me red shade. You don’t want a bleeding or smudging lipstick to ruin your chances of wowing everyone with your presentation, so be sure to opt for a matte formula that will stay put. The colour red is known to instantly make you feel more confident, and we recommend pairing Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Matte Lipstick in Rouge Flamboyant with a perfect smile for added charisma! If red isn’t your colour, go for a classic nude shade that flatters your skin tone.
When you’re going out on the town…
Whether it’s with your girls or with a new love interest, an evening filled with eating, drinking and dancing needs a long-lasting lippie that won’t have you running to the bathroom every 5 minutes to touch it up. Most liquid lipsticks have amazing longevity, making them the ideal companion for your clutch bag. Pick one up in any shade that floats your boat – we love Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick in Firebird.
When you’re having a casual day…You’re not going anywhere fancy but still want to look polished and put together while you run errands or see friends? A sheer wash of colour is exactly what you need, and a tinted lip balm, oil or gloss will give you that I-tried-but-not-too-hard effect. Look for one in a bright shade, like , to make your lips look nice and juicy, or enhance your natural beauty with one in a shade similar to your born-with lip colour.
When you need an everyday lipstick that still packs a punch…We get it, not all of us are fans of matte formulas as they can be quite drying, and this is a crepe-paper-like disaster waiting to happen if you already have dehydrated lips. The solution? A cream lipstick. Sometimes referred to as satin formulas, cream lippies are a lot more nourishing than matte versions and don’t dry down to a suede finish. Instead, they nourish the lips and leave behind a slightly luminous finish. The best part about creams is that they still have great colour payoff for ladies who adore bold lips but without the commitment and texture of mattes or liquid lipsticks. Our go-to nude is L’Oréal Color Riche Lipcolour in Coral Showroom.
Some occasions require staying power and a matte formula is your best bet, while others call for more effortless pout perfecting in the form of a simple tinted balm. No matter the activity, there’s a lip product out there with your name on it.