Colour has an impact on how people treat and react to you. Whether it be the colours of your clothes, the colour of your hair or the colours of your makeup the colours you choose have an effect.
Delve into the psychology of lipstick colour with doctor Monika Wassermann and psychologist and sex & relationships advisor Ieva Kubiliute from Olio Lusso so you can tailor your colours to match the impact you’d like to have.
Red is associated with love, passion and excitement. Crimson, a warmer red, represents determination and success whilst also emitting an air of sensuality.
When to wear crimson
Bold red lips are perfect for cocktail nights out with the girls.
Nude shades are associated with warmth and emit a practical and comforting aura.
When to wear nude
Nude shades give off an air of authority making them perfect for work.
Browns are strong colours which are associated with reliability and strength like the earth we live on.
When to wear brown
Brown shades are perfect as an everyday lipstick if you have darker skin
Brick red can be found amongst the dark red subspectrum. Like all the red shades it screams vibrancy, energy and vitality.
When to wear brick red
This sutler shade of red is perfect for business meetings.
Baby pink is associated with love and romance. It’s a soft feminine colour that oozes kindness and compassion.
When to wear baby pink
Lighter pink shades like baby pink are great for events such as weddings.
In colour psychology pink is a sign of hope. It inspires positive thoughts and comforting feelings.
When to wear hot pink
Liven up any party by wearing hot pink lips. This shade is definitely for girls that want to have fun.
The colour black is symbolic of power, elegance and mystery.
When to wear black
Let your inner alt girl shine with bold black lips. They pair perfectly with indie or rock concerts.
Peach evokes a sense of joy, warmth and youthfulness.
When to wear peach
Peach is a shade for extroverts. Wear peach for days out with friends.
Burgundy emits a feeling of sophistication and symbolises wealth and ambition.
When to wear burgundy
Let everyone know your worth by wearing burgundy to an expensive restaurant
The colour orange is an energetic colour related to optimism and rejuvenation.
When to wear orange
If you find nude shades boring then spice it up with an orange lip. Works perfectly as a bolder colour for days out.
It takes a bold and confident person to wear purple on their lips.
When to wear purple
Purple is a great colour for parting the night away or for creating a cute Autumn look.
Blue is probably the most out there colour you can choose for your lips.
When to wear blue
Blue lips make a quirky outfit pop or wear on your next exotic holiday