What Your Lipstick Colour Says About You

And we've found your new favourites, too


According the the science of opinions, your lipstick choice can say a whole lot more about you as a person than what colour you like. 

But lets consult the psychology text books before we go there. Most people have a favourite colour, right? There is an 'ecological valence theory' (EVT)  to explain why people have preferences for different colours, and its based around your emotional experiences with them. They have to be positive mind you, so if your lovely mum wore a lot of purple, you're likely to like it. If your favourite cat was mink, you're going to like mink. If your school uniform was red, chances are you're not a massive red fan.


So lets get down to the important stuff: If you pick a red lipstick it says certain things about you. We've broken it down to basics. Read and learn, then discover your new favourites.


You like reds and deep berries

You're confident, assertive and self-assured, with a slightly naughty side. You're not afraid to grab all the attention and you have a unique sense of style

Try: Estée Lauder Liquid Lip Potion in Quiet Riot, £20

You like corals and oranges

You're a glass-half-full type and you like to add a little quirk to your classics. You're experimental, which sometimes translates to low commitment bordering on the fickle

Try: Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Scultping Gloss in Shell Game, £20 

You like pinks and purples

You're empathetic and ambitious all at once and you have a tendancy to play safe when it comes to big decision-making. You think nothing of dropping a few zeros on a pair of it-sunglasses though

Try: Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Matte in Neon Azalea, £25

You like browns and taupes

You're dependable and composed and have a romantic nostalgia for your past. You also have a very powerful side and you're not afraid to use it

Try: Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculting Lipstick in Discreet, £25

You like nudes

Some people thing you're shy but they don't know you properly yet. In fact you're poised and peaceful and a friend to everyone. If people want advice they come to you

Try: Estée Lauder Long Lasting Lipstick in Vanilla Truffle Creme, £20

For more great beauty advice come to our Beauty Unbound Festival at Westfield throughout May. The Atrium, at Westfield London (Shepherd's Bush) will host an assortment of grooming, preening and learning stations, brought to you by Estée Lauder among other great brands. Open from 6th until 15th May

More from ELLE UK: