Lipsticks can transform your look from head to toe - anyone would agree to that. I am sure there are days when you don’t feel like putting on a heavy-duty base or any other makeup product but just applying lipstick feels enough! It not only changes how you look but also how you feel, a great mood uplifter! It's a quick fix for your tired and sleepy face when your day is stretched long. Whether you prefer a no-makeup look or want to go all-in, lipstick is a game-changer. As a child, it's usually the first makeup item you get to use, and over time, it becomes your favorite one. Having dozens of lipsticks on your dressing table may be daunting at times but it’s great to have options of colours and sheans to compliment your outfit and/or day.
Here are some tips on how to find your favourite one:
Skin Tone: figure out what your skin tone is before you head out lipstick shopping. Light skin tone is prone to sunburns and freckles, so ideally go for dusty or nude colours. The medium tone is relatively less sensitive and gets tanned easily, and for girls with this skin colour, the shades of red and mauve would look great on you! If you have a darker complexion, we would recommend you put on bright colours!
Skin undertone: your skin can have either of the three undertones: neutral, cool, or warm. There are a couple of ways to find out for yourself what your undertone is. One of them is through the colour of your veins - if the veins around your wrist look green in colour, you have a warm undertone, if they look blue to you then you have a cool tone and if it looks like a mixture of these colours, it probably is neutral undertone. Now coming to the lip colour, shades of wine and cranberry would look amazing on cool undertones and for warmer ones we would suggest picking something nude or bronze. Good news for people with neutral undertones, you can literally go for any colour you wish!
Lip's shape: This might be news to you, but the shape of your lips matters in deciding which colour to go for. Typically for heavy top lips, use a bright shade on the top one and slightly darker for the lower. For other asymmetrical lip shapes, lip pencils would make your lips stand out but make sure to outline them properly.
- Hair colour: redhead and going for bright pink? Not a problem. You can use any lip colour you wish but it will look better if it goes with your hair colour. While there are no right and wrongs, for dark brown or black hair, plums colours would look the best. For blonde, caramel and warm pinks would compliment your outfit.
Now coming to the real question: what are some of the best lipsticks? Keeping in mind the colour and the quality, the following are 10 best lipstick shades out there:
Satin Plumping Lipstick by Grande Cosmetics
This plump red colour by Grande is the best lipstick colour because of its saturated pigment, combined with transformative ingredients keeps your lips flushed and full of colour. The white stripe in the middle not just adds funkiness to your lipstick but is great for plumping and hydration.
Remarkably Red Lipstick Antipodes
Do you know how hard it is to find the perfect shade of red? Well, the struggle ends here because this one does the job so perfectly. The pixelated shimmer it contains highlights your lips and provides a glossy touch. You can use it for your everyday wear since it lasts long.
Lipstick Pencil | Koral by Antonym
Antonyms is one of the best lipstick brands in Canada so you are missing out if you haven't bought one from this brand. This pencil, made with shea butter and sunflower oil is all you need. The waterproof and creamy texture keeps your lips moisturized and provides great coverage.
Cream Matte Liquid Lipstick by DOMINIQUE COSMETICS
Love drop by Dominique Cosmetics is the perfect lipstick for date nights. Bright cherry red with the undertone of blue will make a statement for sure! The non-drying formula keeps it fresh but matte at the same time.
Dusky Sound Pink Lipstick by Antipodes
This vintage pink lipstick is perfect for a subtle evening look. It's not too bright to grab attention towards your wrinkles around lips but not too light either to make it seem you don’t have anything on.
Latte 2 Lip Gloss – Java by DOMINIQUE COSMETICS
It's hard to find the brown that doesn't seem too risky to put on or too over the top, but this one is just the right kind of brown! You can flaunt the rich colour as is or can layer it on top of a lighter shade to tone it down a little, up to you.
Lip Color Serum by Fitglow Beauty
Made with organic pomegranate plant sterols, beet extract, vegan collagen, and antioxidants, this serum gently plumps and hydrates without irritation. Because of its antioxidant ingredients, it also improves your lip structure and health to diminish fine lines!
Essential Lip Enhancer Shine Balm by Jouer Cosmetics
This light-weight balm with a hint of gloss is considered one of the best anti-aging lipsticks since it successfully hides the fine lines since it contains collagen and glycerin, two very crucial ingredients to tighten the skin.
Watermelon Glow Lip Pop by Glow Recipe
Rich in vitamin E, this one would definitely prevent moisture loss and soothes lips by protecting your lips against environmental stressors. The coconut flower oil scrubs off the dry skin too.
Maybelline New York Creamy Matte Lip Color
This drugstore option, nude matte lipstick is fabulous if you just want a natural vibe to your look. Color stays on your lips no matter what you eat or drink! Infused with precious oils that adds hydration and glow.
Lipsticks are not overrated, so flaunt it in bright and dark colours and never ask, is it too much? Trust me.. it's not! They complete your outfit, and you cannot go wrong with it.