I like to stick to neutral lips not just for work, but also in general since I’m quite heavy-handed with my eyeliner and mascara. Today I’ve got a budget as well as a high end lipstick both of which wouldn’t be new to many of you, but since these are my staples I wanted to share!
Lakme 9 to 5 in Mauve Paced (Price: Rs 450)
This is a muted cool-toned mauve which has a bit of brown in it. It applies somewhat creamy but settles down into a completely matte finish and deepens slightly which makes it match my natural lip colour very well, and almost looks like I’m not wearing lipstick which is what I love about it. This also lasts for ages, perhaps not 9 to 5 but definitely close.
MAC Twig (Price: Rs 1500)
Twig – a brown with a hint of red – is a cult classic shade that is perfect for the office. It’s a satin finish lipstick which means it’s quite forgiving on the lips compared to Mauve Paced, but since I like matte finishes more I tend to blot this down with a tissue to take away some of the sheen.
Do you have a Holy Grail lipstick? Let me know in the comments!