There are certain shades that literally never go out of style. Like red, pink and coral – these shades you can turn to when you’re having a bad work day or a great first date. And then there are shades that you may or may not ever have considered wearing before (except to a Halloween party), but now thanks to your fav celebrities, you’ve been thrown in quite a beauty dilemma.
Worry not, here are some really cool ways on how you too can sport these shades and looks totally pap-worthy.
STYLE INSPIRATION: Kesha
HOW TO WEAR IT: Maybe the TikTok songstress went a little OTT with this matching aqua everything combo. But you don’t need to go that far. Opt for a neutral ensemble and ditch the accessories. Let the aqua lipstick be the focus.
PAIR WITH: Just some basic foundation and clear mascara.
BEAUTY MUST-HAVE: L’Oreal Paris Infallible Powder Foundation in 245 Sand, Rs 1,125
STYLE INSPIRATION: RIHANNA
HOW TO WEAR IT: A sultry metallic blue is a gutsy call but our fav hip hop princess gets it right by pairing it with grunge-y separates and messy curls.
PAIR WITH: Keep skin totally bare and dewy. Just dab on a little gold shimmer eyeshadow on the insides of your eyes to open them up.
BEAUTY MUST-HAVE: Revlon Color Stay Smoky Eyeshadow Gold 22, Rs 195.
STYLE INSPIRATION: AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN
HOW TO WEAR IT: The ‘most beautiful woman in the world’ surely made heads turns with her unusual red-carpet beauty choice for Cannes this year with this matte lilac lipstick.
PAIR WITH: Tone down the blue undertones of the lilac with a warm-toned bronzer and eyeshadow. Contrast matte textures with slightly shimmery ones for more dimension.
STYLE INSPIRATION: KYLIE JENNER
HOW TO WEAR IT: If you’re hooked to Insta and to Snapchat, there’s no way you could’ve missed the much-awaited launch of Kylie Jenner’s own cosmetic line. And with the launch came a break-the-internet kind of post from Ms Jenner’s personal account sporting black lipstick.
PAIR WITH: Dramatic and super sexy for a night look, keep the rest of your look classic with muted, matte make-up. Pair with your fav black choker for maximum impact.
BEAUTY MUST-HAVE: Lakme Absolute Matte skin natural mousse in Beige Honey, Rs 552.
STYLE INSPIRATION: RIHANNA
HOW TO WEAR IT: Of all the shades, this one is literally the toughest, especially for Indian skin tones. So proceed with extreme caution.
PAIR WITH: The best way is to tone down the green with a neutral lip base colour. This not only makes it less vivid but also ensures it won’t bleed or smudge.
BEAUTY MUST-HAVE: Lotus Herbals Pure Colour Nude Glow 647, Rs 275
STYLE INSPIRATION: GIGI HADID
HOW TO WEAR IT: Trendsetter, drop-dead gorgeous and a modern-day beauty icon, Gigi Hadid rocks ashen greige (grey and beige) lips with earthy make-up.
PAIR WITH: One of the most wearable of the lipstick shades, this urban beauty look is sure to catch on fast. Get ahead of the pack and pair yours with smokey brown eyeshadow. In this case, remember lipliner is crucial for pouting purposes.
BEAUTY MUST-HAVE: Chambor Velvette Touch lip liner pencil in 01 Light Brown, Rs 445.