What Does Your Lipstick Shade Say About You?

What Does Your Lipstick Shade Say About You?

Coral pink lady or deep plum gal?

By Hannah Doody | 21st December 2016

Gone are the days where women had one lipstick shade to choose from. These days, if you think of a colour, there’s probably a lipstick available in that very hue.

But why do we choose the colours we choose? Let’s not get too deep and psychological here: underlying factors (from our personalities to the economy) influence the colours we like. Some people spend their entire lives researching colour psychology, including the experts at Pantone.

Maybe you can’t put down that coral lippy. Or you might be a sucker for a deem plum pout. Whatever you love, here’s what your favourite lipstick shade says about you.


Whether it’s a fire-engine red or burgundy, you are a lady who opts for classic trends rather than fleeting fads. But don’t get me wrong - that doesn’t mean you’re boring. You’re confident, you’re bold and you love to make a statement.


If you gravitate towards this palette, you’re likely to be carefree, wild, vivacious, whimsical, energetic and adventurous. You don’t mind standing out in a crowd and you’re happy to throw caution to the wind.

A photo posted by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid) on


Forget the seductive reds and striking fuchsias - the true femme fatale wears brown. If you like these deep, moody shades it’s likely you have a seriously adventurous streak. You love a challenge, you’re ambitious and driven and an independent woman!

A photo posted by Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) on


A subtle nude lip is for a gal who marries comfort with discreet chic. It’s not a hue that demands attention; however, it is super stylish. You’re likely to have an eye for the latest trends and prefer to let your clothes do the talking.

A photo posted by Vogue Beauty (@voguebeauty) on

Au naturel

You look like you don’t care… because you really don’t! And that’s not a bad thing. You are fuss-free, low-maintenance and ready to let your natural beauty shine.


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Article by Hannah Doody

Hannah is a former journalist at Style Magazines. When she is not exploring new parts of the world, you will find her at music festivals, or on her eternal quest for the best breakfast in Brisbane.


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