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7 Tips on Picking the Right Lipstick for Different Lip Shapes ...

By Kati

Who hasn’t spent hours trying to decide what type of lipstick would make their lips most luscious, and what colours would suit them best? I know I have! So, here are my top ten rules for picking the best lipstick for you.

1 Thin Lips ...

**Colors to Try: **Peach, pale pink, light beige, clear
** Colors to Avoid: **Red, dark red, dark purple, any shade of brown

If you have thin lips it's better to avoid dark and bright colors and settle for softer, natural sheer ones. Start with outlining your lips with a lip pencil that's close to the natural color of your lips and then fill them in with light pink or light coral or beige lipgloss. A friend of mine who has thin lips often uses Lip Plumping glosses that make her lips look so much fuller.

Lipsticks to Try...
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Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR SHINE SPF15 Sheer Lipstick in Shimmering Pink - $30
Urban Decay Lipstick in Midnight Cowboy - $22
Sephora Lip Last - $14

2 Full Lips …

Colors to Try: Red, soft pink, berry, mauve
** Colors to Avoid:** None

With full lips, you have quite a few options. Try not to buy plumping glosses, and instead apply a small amount of clear gloss to the middle of your top lip for the same affect. I have naturally full lips, and find that I don’t need lip liner, and rose colours look the most amazing!

Lipsticks to try ...

Make Up For Ever Lipstick in Intense Red - $19
Dior Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Sketch Pink - $26
Guerlain Kiss Kiss Stick Gloss in Berry Pink - $30
Bourjois Docteur Glamour Lipstick in Brisque Secouriste - $3.75


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3 Daytime Colors ...

3 Daytime Colors ...

Colors to Try: Pink, peach, berry, beige
** Colors to Avoid:** Anything too dark, as you will risk to look like a vampire

Your daytime look should be casual, so stick to sheer glosses or light colours, and simple eye makeup. If you are going somewhere special, glam up your daytime look with a bit more color on your lips - the right shades of pink and beige compliment everyone!

Lipsticks to try ...


Dior Addict Ultra Shine Lipcolor in Shiniest Softness - $24.50
Sephora Metallic Lipstick in Golden Coral Red Pearl - $5
Guerlain Kiss Kiss Laque in Fabulous Rose - $28
Too Faced Lip of Luxury Lipstick in Totally Nude - $18

4 Night Time Colors ...

Colors to Try: Bright red, bright pink, mauve, beige
**Colors to Avoid: **None!

Night time is the best time to glam it up, so dig out your browns, pillarbox reds and bright pinks. Remember that you should keep your eyes neutral if you wear a bright lipstick, and put some lipseal on to ensure that your colour lasts the distance. I love to team red with blonde hair, but find many brown colours also look very glamorous. Experiment!

Lipsticks to Try ...


Clinique High Impact Lipcolor SPF 15 in Red-y to Wear - $14
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Pink Collection Lipstick in Opaque Hot Pink - $23
Yves Saint Laurent FARD À LÈVRES ROUGE PUR Pure Lipstick in 19 Fuchsia Pink - $30
Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Jewel Lipstick Compact in Rosy Mauve (Gemma 64) - $45

5 If You Are a Teenager ...

5 If You Are a Teenager ...

Colors to Try: Pink, peach, clear
** Colors to Avoid:** Anything too dark

Looking good is important when you’re a teenager, but it can be hard to get it right. To start with, avoid lip liner if you can. Instead, invest in a lipstick that comes with a lip liner, as these are sure to match up. Stick to peach for school days, and pink for casual. Find a colour that suits you, and that you love, and wear it with a smile!

Lipsticks to Try ...

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Lancome Juicy Lips Jelly - Ultra Shiny Lip Gloss - $18
Yves Saint Lauren Pure Lip Gloss in Pure Coral - $29
Shu Uemura Red Unlimited Lipstick in Light Neutral Pink - $23
Dior Sparkle Shine - $26

6 If You Are in Your 20’s ...

** Colors to Try:** Gold, fuchsia, berry, bright red
** Colors to Avoid:** N/A

Warm colours will show your youth, so make the most of it! Choose sophisticated golden tones for work and brighter fuchsia for night times. My friends find that mattes and creams look the best, and tend to last longer too. Try topping up the colour with a little glitter for instant sex appeal after work. And don't be worried to try the red sticks, when done right it can really enhance your look. Though it does take a little practice, achieving the perfect red lips is really not too hard.

Lipsticks to Try ...


Givenchy Pop Gloss Crystal in Sun Rose - $24
Shu Uemura Glass Lacquer in Radical Fuchsia - $26
Color Search Butter Shine Lipstick in Cranberry Cream - $14
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in Absolutely Irresistable Red - $27

7 If You Are 30 Something ...

You probably already now what colors suit you best! If not, please leave me a message in the comments!

So now you know what will suit you, go and invest in some new shades! Test lip liners and colours together to check both that they compliment each other and that they blend well.

Then, wear your new colour with pride! Have you got a favorite lip colour? Please let me know!
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