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8 Women Share Their Longstanding Lipstick Shades

Lipstick is the greatest beauty product there is when it comes to color. In an instant, we can add a bright pop of pretty to our entire face, without having to do anything else at all. And the shades we choose say something about us — from bold, blood reds to light purples or pinks, what we wear on our lips most certainly make a statement.

If you’re anything like us here at TueNight, you probably have a “signature shade” — one color that’s been your go-to since your early 20s. Even if that shade is very subtle, perhaps a natural-looking gloss or a lightly tinted stain, it still gives people a peek into your personality.

Of course, there are those moments when it’s fun to mix it up, try something new, pick a color that matches an outfit, for example, or try out one of our favorite brand’s latest limited-edition hues.

But for the most part, we tend to stick with what works, what makes us feel pretty, confident and — most importantly — what makes us feel like ourselves.

So I polled some of our TN peeps (including myself, of course!) to find out what has become their staple lipstick shade.

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Susan Linney
“I mix Laura Mercier’s Shy Pink Lip Stain with Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Blushed Rose. I’ve always loved light, brownish-pink shades, but I’ve been wearing this exact product combo ever since my wedding day.”

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Adrianna Dufay
Clinique Different Lipstick in Plum Brandy. I try to always have one in my purse, one at home and one at work.”

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Margit Detweiler
“Lipstick is my quintessential beauty pick-me-up. Sometimes that’s all I wear. (On my face, ahem). I generally opt for darker, plum-y lips (like recent fave Marc Jacobs Beauty Lovemarc Lip Gel in Saboteur), but in the last year or so I’ve also fallen in love with Lancôme’s cheery coral-colored Rouge in Love Lipcolor.”

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Kat Borosky
“My current fave is “Delipscious” Tinted Lip Balm by The Body Shop. But it’s been discontinued! Why?!? I have my last silver tube in my purse right now.”

 

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Lauren Young
MAC Lipstick in Diva! I feel diva-licious in this perfect shade of red, which I use to make my mark on everything: cheeks, envelopes and, of course, my lips. Also, I’m friends with a group of Brooklyn-area moms, and on our GNOs, our favorite pastime is to put on red lipstick and take pictures with our puckers.”

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Rachel Kramer Bussel
“I wear Bare Escentuals Lipcolor in Black Currant almost exclusively. I discovered it via Sephora trial and error; I like the bold magenta color and the way it feels on my lips. I tend to have a favorite lipstick for a few years, then find a new favorite, so perhaps when this tube runs out it’ll be time to try to find my next must-have.”

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Suzanne Rust
“Red lipstick has always taken me to my happy place. Since my young-adult disco days to my grown-up lady moments, I always reach for red for an instant dose of fabulous. My current favorite? NARS Lipstick in Shanghai Express. Pure perfection.”

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Teresa Misagal
“Back in my late-‘80s college years, my signature color was red: Shiseido Water in Lip and Paint-on Kabuki Red from Pat Fields. I haven’t worn reds like those until just a few months ago, when Anna Sui gave me two of her new lipsticks, my favorite being #400, Anna Red. There hasn’t been a day now that I haven’t worn it.”

What lipstick shades do you swear by? Let is know in the comments, or put some on, pucker up and send us a pic!

13 Comments

  1. Unless I’m going out to an event, my go-to is Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmers in just about every color. I keep them in every purse, my car, my desk, the kitchen. They are stashed everywhere. And the colors vary so I actually never remember what I will find but whatevs.

  2. Lauren Young says

    I agree with Sara! Burt’s Bees Fig is the perfect keep-in-your-coat-pocket lip color.

  3. Celeste McCauley says

    My current fave — an almost showgirl-red called Everlasting from the Matte Lip Color line by legend Kevyn Aucoin.

  4. Lauren Young says

    Celeste was wearing Everlasting yesterday when I had lunch with her, and I almost stole it. I’m buying it today.

  5. Valerie says

    Ruby Woo by MAC. I get compliments every time I put it on – always from other women.

  6. Adrianna Dufay
    Adrianna says

    Erin, I love Black Honey! But I am totally stealing Rachel’s shade. I need something new.

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