By Alison McGill
Lipstick is one of the best things in life so it’s only fitting it has its very own day of celebration. National Lipstick Day is on July 29th which has us thinking a lot about lippy and how it’s such an integral part of a total style vibe. It’s a mood maker and such a hyper-personal beauty item—the lipstick colour you gravitate towards speaks volumes about you.
Extroverts love a bold red (personally, this is where I live on the lipstick spectrum), while spirited adventurers prefer pink. Nude shades are loved by those wanting an easy makeup vibe, with the current obsession being the ‘90s-inspired latte makeup trend beloved by Hailey Bieber.
Read on for to learn more about what your chosen lipstick hue says about you, and some of our favourite lipstick picks to shop now.
Famous red lipstick lovers: Rihanna, Emma Stone, Taylor Swift.
This is not just a lipstick colour, it’s a lifestyle. You are self-assured, you are confident, you shine in the spotlight and are all about projecting a high-impact style. The thing about red lipstick is that it adds a glam factor to any look in an instant. Wear it with jeans, a wedding dress, sleek suiting, or your favourite athleisure pieces.
The Best Matte Red Lipstick
An essential for everyone who loves a great scarlet shade: Dior Rouge Dior in 999, $55, dior.com.
The Best Liquid Red Lipstick
This is a super-charged crimson that will stay put all day: Maybelline SuperStay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick in Red Hot, $19, shoppersdrugmart.ca.
The Best Satin Red Lipstick
A saturated orange red that makes an instant impact: Gucci Long Lasting Satin Lipstick in Goldie Red, $61, sephora.com.
Famous pink lipstick lovers: Florence Pugh, Lupita Nyong’o, Margot Robbie.
You are free spirited and fun. Pink lipstick is so playful—it’s one of those sweet little life luxuries that truly sparks joy. If this is your choice shade, a full wardrobe of tints in a range of finishes is essential. Wear hot fuchsia shades when you crave a statement look; slick on bubblegum and baby pink when you crave a lighter moment; reach for mauve and dusty rose tones when you are feeling more romantic.
The Best Pink Lip Oil
Gives lips a pretty and pumped-up finish: Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Gloss in Fruitjuice, $28, sephora.com.
The Best Hot Pink Lipstick
This neon fuchsia launched in 1998 looks as fresh now as it did then: NARS Schiap Lipstick, $34, sephora.com.
The Best Rose Pink Lipstick
The loveliest longwearing dusty rose shade: Revlon Colorstay Suede Ink Lipstick in That Girl, $27.
Famous nude lipstick lovers: Jennifer Lopez, Kylie Jenner, Beyonce.
Loved by those who prefer a clean, no-makeup makeup aesthetic, the nude lip is iconic in its simplicity. You love an unfussy makeup routine, but a polished one, and the perfect nude lip colour is the cornerstone of your makeup routine. The beautiful thing about nude lipstick is once you find your perfect shade, you can have fun mixing it up with the finish you choose. Satin and matte lipsticks can deliver a rich hit of colour especially if you choose a buildable formula.
The Most Universally Flattering Nude Lipstick
Honestly, this colour looks amazing on EVERYONE!: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pillow Talk Matte Revolution Lipstick, $44, charlottetilbury.com.
The Best Medium Skin tone Nude Lipstick
A warm, toasty rosewood that is luxe and lush: MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Taupe, $27, maccosmetics.com.
The Best Dark Skin tone Nude Lipstick
This deep chocolate nude is the most gorgeous: Fenty Beauty She A CEO Fenty Icon The Fill Semi-Matte Refillable Lipstick, $26, sephora.com.