There's a place and time for lipstick shades. Some make it more appropriate to tone down your pout's hue, while others warrant you to amp it up with something bright. Below, we share the foolproof guide you can rely on for every occasion.

Occasion: A Day at the Office
Wear: Nude or Dusty Rose

The office is a conservative place, so bold lip colors may appear unprofessional and loud. Choose lip colors that are close to your lips’ natural hue. You can swipe on a dusty rose (the universally-flattering shade across all skin tones) or nude lipsticks to get your boss' approval.
Shisheido Perfect Rouge in Cocoa Rose

Shisheido is available at department stores.

Occasion: Meet the Parents
Wear: Candy Pink

While it’s best to be yourself, wearing dark lipstick when having lunch with your beau’s folks may be a tad too severe. Candy pink lipstick will give off good-girl vibes (wink wink!).
1Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie in Follow Your Heart, P649
Happy Skin is available at Beauty Bar and Plains & Prints branches.


Occasion: Date Night
Wear: Berry Lip Tint
Guys dig the au naturel look, and lip tints make great lippie choices because they grant pouts a just-bitten look. Another reason to wear tints? They are mighty kiss proof!
1The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain, P695

The Body Shop is available at SM Megamall, Power Plant Mall, Glorietta, Greenbelt, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, and Alabang Town Center.

Occasion: Girls’ Night Out
Wear: Plums and Reds

It’s safe to unleash your wild side when you’re out with your closest friends. Exude an aura of playfulness and mystery with deep plums and ravishing reds.
Jane Iredale Play On Lip Crayon in Hot, P795

Jane Iredale is avaialble at rustan's branches.


Occasion: Wedding
Wear: Fuchsia
A lively magenta pout is befitting a joyous event like this.
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Michiyo, P1,450

NARS is available at Rustan's branches.

Occasion: Weekend
Wear: Coral or Orange

Weekends are days of play, and a burst of citrus on your lips will amplify your off-duty outfits.
Mary Kay True Dimensions Sheer Lipstick in Artic Apricot, P860
Mary Kay is available at


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