Team POPxo’s Favourite *Unconventional* Lipstick Shades!
Manasvi Abhishek Jaitly
Senior Wedding Writer
We ladies love our lipsticks! One smooth swipe of a gorgeous new shade is a ‘pick me up’ on any dull day! We could run out of our mascara or forget to carry blush but it’s okay as long as we have a lipstick handy. And because at POPxo we’ve had enough of the peaches and pinks, here’s our team wearing their favourite unconventional lipsticks that they own. Trust us, these stunning colours will make you feel up and ready to take on the world!
1. MAC Lip Pencil - Currant
“Most people believe that dark colours make you look older, but I cannot stay away from these shades. I wear it on days when I just want to add that hint of colour to my lips without it being too bright. The shade is quite out there and makes me feel confident when I wear it!”
“I tend to gravitate towards dark, matte lipstick shades because they suit my skin tone. An oxblood shade I am currently obsessed with is Chambor’s Earthy Red. It is a brilliant matte lipstick and lifts almost any outfit. Since my skin has yellow undertones, reds suit me more than any other shade. And this absolutely dark maroon is the perfect pick-me-up on a weekday. Brownie points to Chambor for the price! The stick of lip colour can be sharpened for a more precise outlining of your lips.”
“I don’t wear lipstick too often and don’t like the usual colours when I do. I was living in New York and every makeup store carried lovely offbeat colors…for white skin. So, when I came across this gorgeous, deep berry shade, I instantly knew it would compliment my darker skin. And I loved that it wasn’t a variation of red but something completely different! Since then I’ve worn this shade with western and Indian outfits and it always looks fantastic! Also this brand of lipstick doesn’t come off easily. It goes best with clothes that are black, white, nudes or berry/plum colours.”
“The one lipstick I have on me 24X7 is MAC’s Ruby Woo. It’s perfect for my skin tone and adds an instant ‘wow’ factor to any outfit - be it a formal meeting during the day or for a round of drinks with my friends in the night. The best thing about this lipstick is that it’s long lasting so I do not have to make frequent washroom trips!”
“I am in love with the texture of this lip cream. It’s matte but feels really soft on the lips while applying. Also, I'm obsessed with this shade because it works well with everything. It’s not the usual pink colour. It has purple undertones and looks great when worn during the day.”