The “I’m Hungover and Late”
We’ve all been there and it’s not cute. You’re probably putting on pants and brushing your teeth at the same, so ain’t nobody got the time and patience for makeup. Opt for a clear gloss with blue undertones and minty scent. Clear gloss is simple and professional, the blue tones make teeth look white and complexions look brighter and the minty scent instantly plumps. I suggest the Flash Photo Glass by The Estée Edit. Whether you’re late for a meeting, a flight or brunch with the girls, be sure to have one of these in your bag for on-the go mornings.
The “I’m Meeting His Parents and I Can’t Let Them Know I’m Trash”
Ok, you’re not trash, but his protective mother doesn’t know that. Impress her with a classic red lip. It’s a bold choice, but a matte formula isn’t overwhelming. Tone it down with minimal eye makeup and subtle contour; just frame your face by filling in your brows and chiseling your cheeks to balance out the bold color of your lips. She’ll probably end up asking you what color your using. I’d opt for Mac Ruby Woo because of its classic color and formula. You’d be surprised; she might already have it too.
The “I Don’t Know What To Wear”
If you can’t decide what to wear, go nude. On the lips, that is. Nars just released their new liquid lipstick and the shade Overheated is the PERFECT brown-nude. Whatever your outfit, a neutral lip isn’t distracting. This means you can go bold somewhere else, or maintain a monochrome look.
The “I Can’t Afford Another Ticket”
So you got pulled over again and you really can’t drop another $150 for speeding. Think of all the lipstick you could buy instead. Speaking of lipstick, reach for the Makeup Forever Lip Liner in 3C while he’s busy reporting your misdemeanor. Subtlety line the edges of your lips and smudge the color with your finger to blend with your natural lip color. It’ll trick fuller lips, making it easier to flirt your way out of this one.
The “I’m Trying To Be Fun and Quirky”
If you’re more reserved but want to amp it up, go for a muted bold color like a creamy coral. Bite Beauty’s Amouse Buche lipstick in Verbena is a fully opaque muted orangey rose that doesn’t overstep your comfort zone but is a refreshing changed from your go to pinky nude.
The “I Was Born in 2000 But People Think I’m Older”
AKA the quintessential Kylie Jenner shade. But, if you’re a true ’90s baby, than you know it’s more of a Selena meets Courtney Love dark cool toned brown. Smudge it out for a rock look, or add some Lip Smackers to give a juicy sheen. You may not remember Justin Timberlake as a marionette doll, but you’ll sure as hell look like you do. Opt for Mac Lipliner in Spice and Lipstick in Persistence or go for Kylie’s Dolce K.