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International Lipstick Day: What your favourite lipstick colour says about you

 A dash of colour is all you need to seize the day (Image: Shutterstock)

There are no two ways about how lipsticks make ladies look and feel more confident. It is said, a dash of colour to your face is all you need to seize the day.

And as the world marks International lipstick day, July 29, women are encouraged to wear their best colours and hold their heads high.

To begin with, the lipstick you apply whether glossy, matte or sheer plays a big role in defining the kind of person you are.

It is said one can easily tell your personality by your choice of lipstick, hence getting the right colour is key.

So, do you love lipstick? Here are what some of your favourite lipstick colours say about you:

  • Red lipstick

Red lipstick helps you stand out and it oozes boldness. Many ladies do not like applying red, however, it would be good to apply red lipstick once in a while to show how assertive you are.

Red lipsticks also show that you relish admiration and don’t mind if others see your sensual side.

The colour red may come in matte or glossy shade, both speak the same language. The matte is subtler but bold enough to pass for an office look. Red glossy lipsticks are good for dates. They are more exciting and they show you are out to have fun.

  • Pink lipstick

Pink lipsticks bring out your feminine side and exalt your free spirit. You like to explore new things and are open to making new friends. You are wild and not scared of taking risks. In most cases you are kind and easy to approach.

Pink lipsticks are best for when hanging out with friends or going on dates. It will show you are open to adventure and having a good time.

  • Burgundy lipstick

These are the maroon shade lipsticks. They are subtler than red lipsticks and are easier to dress in. A lot of women like to put on this shade because it doesn’t give out too much. You can be easily approached but not taken advantage of.

This colour is mainly for office looks, it commands respect at the same time it keeps you looking stylish in an unobvious way.

  • Purple lipstick

The colour purple is mysterious. You are unpredictable and in charge. While you may come out as unapproachable, the lipstick still shows your femininity, confidence and style. The shade purple is what you get when you combine the personalities of those who put on red and pink lipsticks.

You can put on purple lipstick when you are going to an unfamiliar event and you don’t wish for small talk.

  • Black lipstick

Black lipsticks have a negative connotation to them of symbolizing rebellion and bad behaviour. It can be assumed you have bad character or poor social skills when putting on this lipstick colour.

Black lipsticks can also symbolize you are going through a dark phase in your life and you are having difficulty moving past it.

It is not advisable to put on black lipstick to events or the office. It is cold and gives very little credit to your personality.

  • Nude lipstick

Nudes come in different shades and are sort by ladies who prefer subtler looks. They mainly emphasize your lip colour and will show you are a minimalist when it comes to applying makeup.

Nude lipsticks are perfect any day and in any occasion since they lean towards a more natural look. However, finding the right shade can be challenging but not impossible.

Tip: Always outline your lips with matching lip liners to give it a clean finish.

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