There are at least a million reasons to love lipstick. One swipe of your signature shade can turn a whole day around. Or that new hue you’ve been dying to try suddenly opens up endless never-before-tried look opportunities. Countless colours and textures abound to help you nail the perfect pout, and we have the best of them right here at Sephora from top lipstick brands like 3CE, Kat Von D, and tarte.
Know Your Texture Type
Different lipsticks deliver different results. As much fun as it is to play around with different textures and finishes, we also like to find one or two we know we’ll always love and keep them well stocked. Creamy lipsticks with hydrating benefits are our go-to for everyday lips that look fuller without requiring touch ups throughout the day. Of course, we’ll never turn down a true matte lipstick or something with wow-worthy shimmer and shine on special occasions. When it’s bold, highly pigmented color we’re after (that won’t budge or fade), we turn to liquid lipsticks or stains for their weightless staying power. If your lips are on the dry side, explore natural and organic lipstick options.
Meet Your Colour Match
Although there are no hard-and-fast rules about which lipstick colours are best for certain skin tones, we think it’s a good idea to play around a bit and find what works for you. Everyone can rock a classic red lipstick, but brighter colors or really dark lipsticks might not work for all tastes or occasions. This year, we’re super excited about soft nudes or pinks during the day and rich purples and plums for going out at night. Keep your options open with lipstick sets featuring a range of color options.
Sephora Virtual Artist: Virtual Lipstick Tester
Want more help nailing your ideal lipstick? Try our virtual lipstick tester and get a virtual makeup at Sephora Virtual Artist. The live camera-capture allows you to try on any lipstick or lip gloss you want to compare colours and finishes. Filter by your favorite brands or products types. Mark your favorites to go to back to later. Look up specific shades by name. And nail your perfect lipstick colour and texture.
Shopping online for lipstick as never been so easy (or fun!). Whether it’s a signature look you’re after, trends right off the runway, or a wild lip colour experiment you can’t wait to try, Sephora New Zealand has the best lipstick shades, finishes, and brands you love.