As seasons come and go, we're introduced to an assortment of new makeup trends and colours that dictate the future contents of our beauty bags. For spring/summer 2016, it was all about the pastel shades of pink, blue, and even red, if you dared to step outside of summer's quintessential shades. But after Fall/Winter 2016 Fashion Week, beauty lovers look forward to welcoming new colours into their beauty routines: black, brown, and vamp-y shades of plum that have proven to be quite the stark contrast from our summer faves.
But although we may switch up our beauty products, routines and colours from season to season, there is always that one special shade that sticks with us no matter what the temperature may be – especially when it comes to lipstick. And according to the science of opinions, your lipstick choice can say a whole lot more about you than you may have thought.
Most people have a favourite colour, which is based around your emotional experiences with that specific colour. So if your mom wore a lot of purple, it's likely that you will, too. And if your school uniform was red, chances are you're not a massive red fan. This also applies when you choose your go-to lipstick colour! You know, the one you carry with you at all times and wear just about everywhere.
So yes, it's true. If you pick a red lipstick it says certain things about you, and here's what it means!
REDS AND DEEP BERRIES
If you're one that isn't afraid to reach for the vibrant reds and deep berry shades when it comes to applying lipstick for everyday life, it means you're confident, assertive and self-assured, with a slightly naughty side. You aren't afraid to grab all the attention and you have a unique sense of style.
If you're a bold red lipstick lover, be sure to keep the rest of your makeup look to a minimum – especially when it comes to getting ready for everyday life. A touch of foundation, swipe of mascara, and that bold red lip are all you need to take on the day!
CORALS AND ORANGE
If you prefer corals and orange shades of lipstick, summertime is your season! You're a glass half-full type of person and like to add a little quirk to your classics. You're experimental, which sometimes translates to low commitment, and you definitely know how to have a good time!
If this is you, pair your coral or orange lip look with a dewy complexion for the ultimate summer-appropriate look. To achieve this, start off by applying moisturizer onto your skin, then continue by spraying a healthy dose of L'Oreal's Lumi primer before unifying your base with a lightweight BB cream.
PINKS AND PURPLES
If you prefer pinks and purples, you're probably empathetic and ambitious all at once and you have a tendency to play safe when it comes to big decision-making. You think nothing of dropping a few zeros on a pair of it-sunglasses, though, because you're definitely a girl-y-girl!
Pinks and purples can easily be worn with a dramatic smoky eye and bold liner, or with nothing more than a little mascara and a hint of blush on the apples of your cheeks. For a youthful flush, try matching your blush to your lipstick shade (think soft pinks!).
BROWNS AND TAUPES
If you prefer brown and taupe lipstick colours, you're dependable and composed and have a romantic nostalgia for your past. You also have a very powerful side and you're not afraid to use it!
If this applies to you, you're in luck! With the best trends of '90s back and better than ever, brown lipstick has never been so popular. Try a matte brown shade with a matching matte complexion for the ultimate night-out look!
Major nude fan? Some people may think you're shy but in reality, you're simply poised, peaceful and prefer to stay under the radar. Try rocking your nude lip with a bold smoky eye, dramatic lashes and full brows to counteract your subdued lip.