When armed with a great lipstick, you are invincible. Every shade paints a mood, a time, and a place. Certain tried-and-true colours you keep forever, and others you dutifully rotate with the changing of the season. Today, Dior brand ambassador and top makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani (celebrity clients include Lizzy Caplan and Elisabeth Moss) shares her expert tips for finding the right shade of lipstick from the do-it-all Dior Addict Lipstick collection she considers to be the collection to invest in for fall.
Keep reading for Bedrani's guide to the essential lipstick shades to try this season.
"The beauty of the Dior Addict lipsticks is that they are very versatile. The colors glide onto the lips and have a very smooth finish with just the right amount of shine. All of the shades are the perfect combination between a lipstick and a lip gloss without the stickiness of gloss. And it doesn't have any perfume, which for me is always a plus."
"Depending on the amount of pigment or shine desired, you can either just apply lipstick straight onto your lips or with your fingers, or glide it onto the lips for a brighter, more colorful look. A French girl secret is to dab it with your middle finger, instead of applying it straight from the tube. It will look more like a stain, and make it a little more effortless.”
“Everyone will love Be Dior: blondes, brunettes, redheads, from fair to medium to dark skin tone. The new formula makes it very versatile; you can wear it different ways, you can just dab it onto your lips or with your finger for subtle hint of color to look more like a stain, or build it up for a very bold look.” This ultra-modern fuchsia is the ultimate accessory, inspired by the Be Dior handbag of the same name, that exudes a confident femininity.
“Smile is a beautiful pinkish nude; it's delicate and very natural-looking, but the glossy finish adds a chicness to it. Paired with the smoky eye, this nude would be sultry.”
"Wonderful is perfect for anyone who likes to wear soft colors. It's a pretty pink that just enhances your own lip color. It can be worn day or night for a soft, glossy look."
“Tribale is perfect for the girl who wants to push the edge a little, who likes to wear color. It's a perfect coral, still soft but enough pigment to be a little edgier than your nude lip.” The iridescent coral mirrors the radiance of the eponymous Dior Tribale earrings, calling to another striking connection between fashion and beauty.