I do love my bold reds and fuchsia and could get away with them when I was working back home. But, as I would be joining work in the new city soon I thought about sharing my favourite lipsticks that add the required pop of colour and are also work appropriate. Lately, I have been gravitating towards more earthy natural tones with hints of pink and peach in it so here are my top 6 picks. 

Holly Golightly and Rose Dawson from Sugar Cosmetics have been a very late discovery by me but, these are some really long lasting matte lip crayons out there and I absolutely love them. Holly Golightly is a lovely blend of pinkish nude which is very flattering and gives you that your-lips-but-better look. Rose Dawson is a slightly darker pink with hints of red in it. It is not too bold or dark and is perfect for work wear as well as for an evening out. These matte lipsticks have amazing pigmentation, apply like a dream and stays on the lips for over 10hrs meals included. They aren’t matte to the extent of being too dry, just perfect. Another bonus is that these lipsticks come with individual sharpeners, they are always handy.

My next favourites are the Nykaa matte lipsticks. They have been around for a while now and I do find myself reaching out to them. The shades Naughty Nude and Taupe Thrill are my personal favourites from this matte range. These lipsticks are not extremely matte as they do have a creamy moisturising texture and you can always use a tissue paper to matte it out as per your preference. Naughty Nude as the name suggests isn’t exactly a barely there nude shade but a pinkish-nude shade with a red undertones. This shade is very similar to Rose Dawson by Sugar Cosmetics. Taupe Thrill is a brown shade with pink undertones. I love this shade for that barely there lipstick look. These matte lipsticks are pigmented, apply very smoothly and have a slight vanilla scent that I like a lot.  Staying power is good around 8 hours plus. The creamy moisturising texture gives lips a soft and supple almost dewy look. 

And lastly, the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Cannes is my go to always in my makeup bag lipstick which is very handy and has a travel friendly packaging. Its soft doe-foot applicator makes lipstick application precise and easy. This again is a peach pink nude very much similar to the above mentioned lipsticks and is perfect for work wear. Its formula is like a gloss but once applied it sets into this amazing matte layer that doesn’t budge from the lips and, leaves lips feeling moisturised and supple. It does have a slight fragrance which in my opinion is not at all overwhelming or overpowering.

L to R - Sugar Cosmetics Holly Golightly - Sugar Cosmetics Rose Dawson - Nykaa Matte Naughty Nude - Nykaa Matte Taupe Thrill - Sugar Cosmetics Breaking Bare - Nyx Soft Matte in Cannes
I would love to know your favourite work appropriate lipsticks. 

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