A lipstick has the power to make your face go from meh to whoa in one quick swipe. While everyone has their all-time favourite lippy – which they carry with them at all times – the lip colour preference does vary from season to season. Burgundy might be your favourite lippy during the dreary winter, but come summer and you can’t imagine choking your lips under all that doom! You feel the need to let your lips breath and make your face look more Summer-ready. And that’s when all the corals and peaches come prancing on to your dresser.
But there’s another factor, except for the season, that majorly impacts our lipstick choice: Our influencers. Be it Kim K’s favourite nude shade (Charlotte Tilbury’s K.I.S.S.I.N.G in Nude Kate) or Huda Beauty’s matte lipsticks, we love to see what our hotties are sporting these days. Either we admit it or not, on our next shopping trip our hand does creep towards the shade we spotted on Mawra Hocane the other day.
Women’s Own got in touch with the artists who make these hotties look hot and are the real trend-setters: Pakistan’s top Makeup artists! Raana Khan, Natasha Khalid, and Omayr Waqar dish out their favourite lip colors for the season.
Here you go!
Natasha Khalid, known for giving her brides the 100-watt glow, is currently crushing on MAC’s Lady Danger and Illamasqua’s Corrupt Lipstick. The former is a vivid coral red and is a must-have for every season. Reviewers suggest that it doesn’t out lips unlike other matte lipsticks, which is a huge plus!
Illamasqua’s Corrupt Lipstick is a warm bright pink which can brighten up your face in an instant. You might want to mix it with a slightly warmer shade if you’re on the paler side, because no one wants to look washed out.
Our makeup artists are leaning towards pinker shades this season. Omayr Waqar is a huge believer in the powers of MAC’s Flat Out Fabulous, which is a cool fuchsia shade. This one will surely get you a lot of compliments because it looks gorgeous on every single skin tone.
Raana Khan, known for her creativity, is a huge fan of Huda Beauty’s liquid matte lipsticks. Her current favourites are Trophy Wife – a rosewood shade – and Gossip Girl – a dusty pink. Gossip Girl is perfect for your everyday look and you can use it as a tint for my-lips-but-better look.
Trophy wife, on the other hand, is more on the plum side and is more suited for a night out.
Ditch that Ruby Woo (relax, take a break for a few months instead) and get your hands on these hottest lip shades of the season!