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What Your Lipstick Colour Says About You

what your lipstick colour says about you

What your lipstick colour says about you. Naturally we all gravitate to certain colours, as we feel comfortable in some and less so in others. It’s also quite normal that we have a perceived sense of our style which doesn’t always match the reality. If you’ve been by here or follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I love, love, love red lipstick and I own a lot of them. Here’s a little secret though, these days I rarely wear it. Somehow red doesn’t fit with my mood at the moment or my lifestyle. I’ve recently found myself picking out barely there pinks and moisturizers. Now this doesn’t mean that the reds don’t come out for a night out, but they are safely tucked away for day.

what your lipstick colour says about you


Nude. You prefer to let your eyes do the talking. You love everything fashion and can’t think of a better way to spend your weekend than at the mall. Your favourite shoes are heels, the higher the better. While others may think this is an easy look to perfect, you know how much time and how many steps it really took to make it happen, but that’s okay because your designer bag can fit all the products you need.

Brown/taupe. Warm and cozy are words you love and your passion is creating a space for everyone to enjoy. You can’t think of a better time than hanging out with friends and evenings spent revealing secrets over a bottle (or several) of wine. Although you wouldn’t say no to curling up in front of a crackling fire after a day of hiking.

Orange/peach. You can’t get enough sunshine and spend all your free time volunteering or helping others. You’ll always stop to help someone on the street and everyone knows that they can trust you. The eternal optimist, you just know that everything will work out because you see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Coral. On weekends you can be found browsing the farmer’s market or better yet, taking a walk on the beach.  You love anything boho chic and are a true free spirit. You love your friends dearly and keep them near. You can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than at a huge bonfire on the beach.

Soft pink/rose. You are girly, sweet and most of all, empathetic with strong family ties. You are the friend others turn to when they need help or just to talk things over. Your style isn’t fussy, as you look for clean cuts and love flow-y and soft fabrics.  A yoga class followed by a quiet afternoon spent at a cafe is a perfect snapshot in time.

Fuchsia.  Bold and exciting are words that are often used to describe you. You love to throw yourself head first into new projects and let them swallow you up. No challenge it too daunting and no challenge is too big. Who needs a box to fit into when you can chart your own path?

Red. Passionate, fiery and adventurous are all words that can be used to describe you. You love old Hollywood and anything vintage. On the weekend, you can be found hunting for treasures in your local vintage shop (well, you are on a first name basis with the owners after all).  There’s nothing better than going to an auction during the day and then being the center of attention at a fabulous party that night.

Berry. Drama with a capital D is your word. Black is definitely your colour of choice and you’ve somehow mastered an intense eye and a bold lip and you look fabulous at all times. You have a strong and powerful energy, you don’t take anyone’s “crap” and you always follow your own path. Your style is simple and clean and you let your energy do the talking.

Plum. Daring and bold are your perfect words. You are a creature of the night who spent her university years frequenting underground clubs. Music is definitely your thing and you still can’t think of a better night than one spent at a club, although now it might be an uber cool jazz club.

Balm. You are down to earth, grounded and maybe a little headstrong. Of course you love fashion, but comfort and quality are paramount. You aren’t as interested in designer labels as you are in fit. If it looks good, you will wear it as it’s most important that you get on with your day.

High gloss. You have a carefree spirit and are the life of the party. Dancing is your thing, but not in a pretentious way. You simply enjoy being around others, meeting new people and having fun. You love lots of sparkle, sequinned dress anyone? So of course, your lipstick needs to balance it out. Who has time to reapply anyway when the dance floor is calling? A lip gloss is easy to swipe on even without a mirror, giving you the freedom of application without any complications.

what your lipstick colour says about you

I’m assuming that most of you will be several of these depending on the time of year or your mood, but of course I have to ask, which lip colour describes you best?

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Caroline has worked with international designers in fashion retail and completed professional makeup courses when working in the beauty industry. Her love of writing, photography and film inspired her to work at the Canadian Film Center and then to earn a BFA in Screenwriting. In addition to her blog, Style On The Side, you can see her work in Huffington Post Canada and other international websites.

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  1. Great post, I am a few of these and they all seem to have snips of my personality in there haha 🙂

    Nicole xx | http://www.nicolesbeautybabble.blogspot.com.au

    1. Ha! Yea, I figure that no one is really just one of them but it was kind of fun to write.

  2. Great list! It’s funny I pick my lipsticks based on my moods. I probably gravitate towards more nudes & browns for everyday use. I love reds & plums but I do find red shades always require a little more up keep.

    Xo, Jackie

    1. Oh for sure reds are more high maintenance! I’m like you, for day I stick with nudes (or sheer pink).

  3. I love this!! I either go for brown lipsticks or berry so it was really interesting to see the difference between the two! You have an amazing blog .x


    1. Awe thanks so much! I figured that most of us are a little bit of each but that we also pick our lipsticks depending on our moods so most would fit quite nicely!

  4. So many gorgeous lipsticks!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    1. Thanks! I do have a bit of a lipstick addiction.

  5. This is great! I always tend to wear berry and plum tones and have to physically stop myself from wearing them to try something different. I do also tend to only own black clothes and force myself to buy colour. Love this post <3

    1. Thanks!!! That was totally me in university, bold lips and black clothing, ha! It’s funny because I totally get it but/and on an interesting note I’ve found that as my style changes so does my lipstick colour, but I will always have a soft spot for a beautiful berry.

  6. So true, interesting post!!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  7. I love soft pinks, and I’m definitely a girly-girl, so this post is quite accurate!

    1. Oh how awesome! Thank you.

  8. Great post! I really enjoyed reading this one 🙂 I’m wearing an orange lip today so nice to read the positive meaning behind it. Gemma xx

    1. Awe YAY! I really love a coral/orange lip it’s so pretty.

  9. The soft pink/Rose is me down to a “T”. Even the yoga part lol.

    But I do lurrrrve a good red or fuschia! Can’t believe I never used to wear lipstick at all, as I had never thought it suited my lips, but now weirdly I wear it all the time!
    I find that it gives me the confidence in my own look and makes me so happy… My face feels unfinished without my lips on hehehe xxx

    1. YAY!! Thank you so much for this. Lipstick just has a way of brightening up a face.

  10. Im obsessed with your layout! Its for sure one of the nicest ones I’ve seen in a while! And of course your content! Xxx

    1. Oh wow, this made my day. Thank you so much!!!

  11. What an interesting post 🙂

    I opt for browny red tones so that makes me a passionate firey person who loves to curl up with a bottle of her favourite drink but wouldn’t say no to a night out either. That sounds about right 😉


    http://www.shehearts.net x

    1. Oh Yay! I’m so happy that you enjoyed it.

  12. Linda Manns Linneman

    I love this article. I find that alot of this is so true about me with the colors I choose to wear. Thank you so much for sharing

    1. Oh I’m so glad you enjoyed it, I had a lot of fun writing this!

  13. Christine Fernandez

    I think you are right, I love nude lipsticks and your description fitted me well! 🙂

    1. Oh awesome! It was a fun article to write. Thanks for stopping by.

  14. hihi.. fun post
    I love it

    1. Thank you!

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