5 lipsticks every woman should own


[Photo: Daisy Green]

No matter the time or occasion, every woman should have a handful of lipsticks in her collection that make her feel amazing. Whether it’s for a weekend brunch with friend or a sultry look for a first date, nothing quite polishes off a look like a good lipstick.

Here are five classic lip shades that will never go out of style.


Classic red

No lipstick collection should be without a staple, classic red. A perfectly applied red lip can instantly transform any look into chic and polished. Pair it with your favourite black dress for evening glam or update a casual day time look to party ready in one easy step. Opt for a liquid lipstick for a bold, long lasting and smudge free finish.

Try: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl, $33, sephora.ca


Everyday pink

Pink lipsticks are bang on trend right now with summer on the way. Finding the perfect pink to compliment your skin tone can really work wonders at brightening your appearance and finishing off a simple everyday makeup look. Peachy pink tones look great on fairer complexion while vibrant corals are stunning on darker, tanned skin tones. If you’re not feeling daring choose a sheer, hydrating formula for a natural, glossy stain.

Try: Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie, $9, walmart.ca


Perfect nude

Let’s face it, nude lipstick will never go out of season and always looks amazing especially when you find the right one. I believe there is a nude lipstick out there to suit everyone and they’re universally flattering as well as extremely versatile. Pair it with a dark smokey eye for a sultry night time look or with fresh skin and minimal eyes for everyday.

Try: L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Collection, $8, walmart.ca


Deep Berry

Darker, vampy shades of lipstick may look a little intimidating but they’re really sophisticated, striking and perfect year round. Swipe a dark berry tone over your lip for a foolproof and flattering darker lip shade.

Try: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Love Liberty, $38, charlottetilbury.com


Matte mauve

The most modern lipstick trend that can only be described as ‘your lips but better’. One of the easiest shades to wear that sort of resembles a just bitten lip that is suitable for every occasion. Mauve lipsticks bring just the right amount of colour to the lips without looking quite as striking as a red or berry. This shade is great if you are looking for a bold lip that’s slightly more subtle.

Try: MAC Cosmetics Matte in Mehr, $21, maccosmetics.ca


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