5 simple steps to finding your signature lip colour

signature lip colour
Photography by Peter Stigter

We’re told there are a few things every woman should have sorted out before reaching the Dirty Thirty: a go-to scent, a tailored skincare regime and a real coffee table instead of stacks of old mags. Although we can be guilty of viewing such advice as unmerited nagging, it actually just makes a whole lot of sense.

And that brings us to the next suggestion on said to-do list: Discovering a signature lip colour. Finding the right option—one that reflects your personality, flatters your features and goes with pretty much everything in your wardrobe—-won’t only offer a sophisticated edge to your image, but it’ll end up saving you a lot of time in the prep department. How many random lipsticks do you have crammed into that little vanity drawer of yours anyway?

To make it easy to choose between all the nude, berry, rose, and fire-engine hues available in an array of formulas, textures and applicators today, we’ve come up with a guide to help you pinpoint the option that is so you. Flip through the gallery for five tips that’ll help you leave your signature, pouty mark (while crossing off another point on that do-or-die to do list).