4 Lip Shades Every Beauty Lover Needs

You might have noticed by now that we separate our lip swatches into 4 categories - the 4 lip shades that are FUNDAMENTAL to any beauty lover's makeup kit. As long as you have at least one lippie in each of these color categories, you will be ready for any occasion! Let's get into some faves, shall we?

A Good Red


There are a gazillion and one red lippies out there but I still find myself reaching for my Ruby Woo matte lipstick from MAC. I love lining it with Dose of Colors' liquid lipstick in "Extra Saucy"

"Cherry Blossom" liquid lippie from Coloured Raine is also a fan fave!

A Go-To Nude


I tend to reach for nudes that range from chocolate brown to a neutral midtone brown. Right now I love pairing the Dose of Colors liquid lipstick in "Chocolate Wasted" with my MAC Liptensity Lipstick in "Well Bred Brown."

You might also want to try the MAC nude lip looks in the video below ....

OR support black owned business, Mented Cosmetics - they have PLENTY of nude lippies for deeper complexions. 

A Bold Berry


Whether you like gorgeous violets, or pretty pinks, a bold berry is absolutely necessary to have, especially in the spring. I recently discovered the shade, "OMG Violet" from Pop Beauty and instantly fell in love. Check out a few of my other faves below. 

A Wildcard


Its always fun to have a shade to wear when you want to feel a little badass or channel your alter-ego. For me, that shade is the color blue. The Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle lippie in "Clapback," is the latest blue addition to my collection and I can't get enough!

Did I miss a shade? What are some of your fave shades from these color categories?