Lip Prints: What Your Favourite Summer Hue Says About You

With the temperature rising and the sun finally shining, summer is officially in full swing – and so it’s high time we pulled out our favourite summer lip hues. But did you ever wonder what kind of vibe your go-to shade says about you?

A study by Harvard University and US beauty brand CoverGirl looked at how different lipstick colours influence public perception and the way we’re judged – on everything from personality to abilities. The bolder you go, the more powerful you tend to come across, while more natural shades are often associated with warmer traits.

So with that in mind, we set out on a summer lip investigation and put our finger prints to paper to find out what our favourite colours say about our personalities…

summer_lip_enquiry_12Red means: you’re bubbly, confident and trend-savvy
We love: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Ravishing Rose, £6.99 at Superdrug


summer_lip_enquiryViolet means: You’re bold, quirky and herald a little mystery
We love: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Como, £16 at Stila


summer_lip_enquiry_11Coral means: You’re fun-loving, adventurous and a festival-bunny
We love: Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfecot in Coral, £18 at Clarins


summer_lip_enquiry_10Bright pink means: You’re the life and soul of the party. You’re feminine and a girly girl.
We love: Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Watermelon, £19.50 at Bobbi Brown


summer_lip_enquiry_1Plum means: You’re classic and sophisticated, with an element of individuality.
We love:Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Iris, £17.99 at Boots


summer_lip_enquiry_6Orange means: You’re vivacious, whimsical and fun on a night out.
We love: MAC Wash & Dry Lipstick in Morange, £17 at MAC Cosmetics


summer_lip_enquiry_5Nude means: You’re grounded, unflappable and just a bit hilarious
We love: Illamasqua Glamour Lipstick in Starkers, £19.50 at Illamasqua



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