Pick The Right Lipstick For Every Occasion With Our Fail-Safe Guide

We’ve already shown you how to pick the right pair of shoes for an outfit, and now it’s time for another often overlooked yet game-changing factor to consider: choosing an occasion-appropriate lipstick. You wouldn’t want to scare off a date with a shocking orange lip or raise your boss’ eyebrows with a too-trendy hue, so leave it to us to pick the perfect pairings. 

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    Click through for all our suggestions and never make a beauty blunder again.

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    What: Cocktail Party
    Wear: Bold fuchsia
    A cocktail party is a great time to bust out a festive frock and equally lively fuchsia lips. 
     

    Get The Look: Nars Lipstick ($26) in Schiap or Funny Face; Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick ($6) in Fuchsia Flash
     

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    What: Meeting The Parents
    Wear: Tinted lip gloss
    You want to look cute and presentable when you're meeting a suitor's parents, so opt for a lip gloss in a sweet pink shade and conservative separates.

    Get The Look: Dior Addict Gloss ($30) in Fairy Pink

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    What: Fashion Event
    Wear: A burst of orange
    If you want to test out the latest trends, a fashion event is the perfect time. Why not step outside your comfort zone and try a more daring outfit and a striking orange lipstick?
     

    Get The Look: Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick ($20) in 40; Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour ($34) in Pimpante
     

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    What: Conservative Office
    Wear: Natural/nude lipstick
    A corporate office setting is definitely not the place to experiment with look-at-me lips, so it’s wise to stick to a foolproof nude hue paired with a blazer-and-trousers combo.

    Get The Look: Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo ($30); CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick ($5) in Kiss

     

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    What: Creative Office
    Wear: A pop of red
    If you work in a more artsy office, go for a red lipstick—it will add a punchy-yet-classic touch to your 9-to-5 outfit. Just be sure to keep the rest of your face relatively clean and bare (think: concealer and mascara, that's it) for the chicest look.

    Get The Look: RiRi Hearts M.A.C. Lipstick ($15) in RiRi Woo

     

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    What: Date Night
    Wear: A glossy nude lipstick
    The goal for date night? Create kissable lips in a flirty-but-natural color. A glossy nude lipstick is an ideal solution, while a short skirt and strappy heels are the perfect complements.


    Get The Look: Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss ($24) in Nude

     

     

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    What: Brunch
    Wear: Berry lipstick
    Pair fluid separates with a feminine berry color for a mimosa-sipping afternoon with the girls. 


    Get The Look: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream ($6) in Monte Carlo
     

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    What: Lazy Sundays
    Wear: No-frills pink
    Team boyish pieces with a simple pink lipstick to achieve off-duty ease.

    Get The Look: Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Color Balm ($17) in Roomiest Rose

     

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