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Lipstick Queens
Date: 29 december 2016

Bollywood’s leading lights have been giving us the makeup feels recently. We’re taking a page out of their lipstick diaries. And lucky for you, we absolutely kiss and tell - By Parizaad Khan Sethi

 
 
 

Sonam Kapoor is a fashion chameleon and every beauty-lover’s dream. Here she proves why the black wing and red lip pairing is eternal. To mimic her sangria-stained lips, get intimate with M.A.C Liptensity in Marsala. For additional dimension and a bit of sculptural drama, shade the outer corners of the lip with a darker lip pencil like M.A.C.’s Currant, blending it into the lipstick.

We’ve been crushing hard on Deepika Padukone’s wine-stained lips recently, so this petal pink mouth took us a bit by surprise—but pleasantly so. Her glowing skin and muted eyes were the perfect supporting cast to the orchid pink lip. We’ll be recreating this entire look, with Clinique’s Chubby Stick Intensein Roomiest Rose as the colour of choice. Don’t miss how her cheeks mimic the colour of the lips—it’s a sneaky pro trick that makes the face look polished and seamless.
We’re just so in synch with this whole look. Sometimes all you want to do is wear a pretty dress and be pink and this picture is the poster child of that sentiment.

Priyanka Chopra’s never been too shy to get on kissing terms with unique lip colours, and this blackcurrant for day is such a juicy surprise. For a similar flawless matt effect, first apply some Clinique Superbalm Lip Treatment, gently buffing it in with a damp washcloth, so lips are flake- free. Then paint on M.A.C’s Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Oh Lady (coming soon to Nykaa!) If you can’t wait to try this colour, our current berry crush is Clinique’s Pop Liquid Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Black Licorice Pop. The next time you hear someone say bright lips are not day wear, show them the hand. And this picture of PC.

The internet lost its collective mind when it saw Alia Bhatt sending out shaded smoke signals in the guise of eye makeup. And with good reason—she look radiant, and a bit badass. But the clean, glossy lip got our attention, reminding us to go get our 90’s game face on.
A must-have ingredient for perfect nude lips is India’s national makeup treasure Mickey Contractor’s Yash lipstick, named after filmmaker Yash Chopra and created especially for M.A.C. After putting that matt lipstick on, dab on a shimmery gloss in the centre of the lips. Choose either a clear or coloured one: for the former we like Ciaté London Lip Lustre High Shine Balm in Truth, while Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss in Discreet Nude is a great beige tone.

Pairing a pure nude lip with Vaani Kapoor’s sultry eye makeup would have been bleak and underwhelming—a smoky eye with no fire. But this candied almond with hints of rose really hits the spot. It’s a not-so-nude lip shade that’s made it to our list of top My Lips But Better lipsticks. To replicate this look, we’re stocking up on M.A.C Liptensity in Smoked Almond and Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss in Intense Nude.
Lipstick Queens
Parizaad Khan Sethi

is a beauty and wellness editor based in New York. She was the former beauty editor at Vogue India and now serves as a contributing editor for the magazine. At age 5, Parizaad fell in love with an old cream blush she found in the back of her mother’s drawer, and has been in awe of the transformative power of beauty ever since. When she’s not writing about beauty, she researches advances in skincare as a hobby, and is constantly guinea-pigging herself in the name of beauty.

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