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What Your Lipstick Says About You

What Your Lipstick Says About You
Lily Shepherd
Editor8 years ago
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Have you ever wondered what your lipstick choice says about you? Why you’re drawn to a matte nude over a glossy red, or a pink pout over a cocoa kiss? As experts in the lipstick field, we’re here to decode the meaning behind your lippie…

A Nude Lip

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Your Lipstick Sister: Gigi Hadid

If you like getting nude – with your lippie, of course! – you’re sleek and super sophisticated, with a natural beauty that’s emphasised by a glossy pout. You’re fashionable and fierce, with a no-nonsense attitude and some serious ambition…

Just because it’s not heavily pigmented, nude lipstick doesn’t mean boring – pick nudes that are deep and rich, with a creamy formula to avoid drying your lips out. Our fave? It has to be Illamasqua Nude Collection Antimatter Lipstick: with a beautifully hydrating formula, we’re wearing this lipstick all day every day, pairing it with the See by Chloe Joan Cross Body Bag in tan for a classic look.

“I believe in manicures; I believe in overdressing; I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.” - Audrey Hepburn


A Red Lip

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Your Lipstick Sister: Scarlett Johansson

Red lips are a classic, just like you. A traditional girl with a dramatic side, red lipstick says you’re confident, classy and cultured – regardless of whether you’re rocking a burnt burgundy or a rosy rouge, red lipstick screams look at me…

Our favourite shade of red has to be a deep, ruby shade; stick to a matte lip when choosing red to avoid looking a little OTT. We’re loving the Illamasqua Get Burnt Lip Kit, which has some serious staying power, ensuring your pout packs a punch 24/7.  Don’t clash your lipstick with your bag, so pick something other than red for your accessories – we love the Kate Spade Andi Canteen Hatbox bag.

“Heels and red lipstick will put the fear of God into people.” - Dita Von Teese


A Pink Lip

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Your Lipstick Sister: Katy Perry

Whether you’re picking bubblegum or blush shades, pink lipstick makes a real statement. Sassy and stylish, pink lipstick says you’re fun and feisty, but cute too…

We want our pink pout to stay in place the entire day, so we love using the Illamasqua Hypnotica Liquid Lip Lure in Pow – a vibrant and vivacious fuchsia, that paints onto the lip as a liquid and dries matte. Pink hues are playful, so get creative with your colour scheme – pick different shades of pink for your bags, jewellery and shoes. We’re lusting after the utterly iconic Lulu Guinness Lips Clutch Bag in Silver, which looks stunning paired with the neon Illamasqua pout.

“If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.” - Coco Chanel


A Brown Lip

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Your Lipstick Sister: Kourtney Kardashian

A real trendsetter, a brown lip isn’t for everyone – but you rock it. A little bit vintage, brown lipstick is a twist on a classic nude; you don’t do things by halves, and like to think outside the box whilst making an impact!

When choosing a brown lipstick, it’s go hard – or go home. Choose a dark, deep brown tone, with a velvety smooth texture and matte finish to plump your pout. We’re crushing hard on the Illamasqua Vanitas Matte Lipstick in Moth – dark and dramatic, this lipstick will certainly get you noticed. If you’re looking for a clutch to complement your look, the Nunoo Donna Shoulder bag in Zebra is the perfect match.

“Pour a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together.” - Elizabeth Taylor


For one day only get a free Illamasqua lipstick with any new season order – while stock lasts!

Lover of statement accessories, scented candles, anything pink and a little bit of sparkle. A Southern girl in Manchester, when I’m not drooling over designer handbags I can be found fashion blogging, or exploring my new Northern home. My signature look? A nude lip and a very flamboyant pair of shoes.