Every girl has a go-to lippie, a single swipe of colour that instantly lifts her mood and makes her feel like a million bucks. And we are no different! Since lipstick is the one makeup product that has the power to dramatically transform our entire look, it’s an indispensable part of our makeup kitty.

Now given that we’re a bunch of makeup and skincare madhatters, we have over a dozen lipsticks to reach for on any given day, but we all have one shade we love with all our hearts. Want to know what they are? Read on to find out Team BB’s favourite lipstick shades and why we love them so much.

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Sanya Hamdani – Senior Beauty Writer

Go-to lipstick - Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color - MR5 Roseate Motive

“I am a big fan of brown lipsticks, especially the ones with brick undertones. I feel like they instantly brighten up my face and make me look more awake? The best part is that they look stunning with both Indian as well as western outfits. I always have a tube of the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color - MR5 Roseate Motive in my bag and you’d catch me reapplying it throughout the day.”

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Anjali Agarwal – Features writer

Go-to lipstick - Lakmé Absolute Matte Revolution Lip Color - 306 Nutty Chocolate

“I am usually someone who prefers extremely soft pinks and nude lipstick shades, and steer away from browns and reds as much as possible. Although I discovered this lipstick by chance, I must say that I had to make an exception for this beautiful Lakmé Absolute Matte Revolution Lip Color - 306 Nutty Chocolate. It is a deep red colour with cool undertones and perfectly complements my skin colour. The best part about this lipstick is that it looks equally good during the day and night.”

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Lamiya Chitalwala – Project Lead

Go-to lipstick – Elle 18 Go Matte Lip Crayons - 03 Mauve Shot

“I have wanted that perfect mauve lipstick shade for as long as I can remember. So, you can imagine my happiness when I chanced upon the Elle 18 Go Matte Lip Crayons - 03 Mauve Shot. I love how matte this lipstick is and just a single swipe helps to instantly add a burst of freshness to my face. If you are a mauve lipstick lover, I’d definitely recommend this one to you.”

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Lisabelle Gonsalves – Content Director

Go-to lipstick - Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Matte Lipstick - Coral Bliss

“Before I found my go-to lipstick shade, I was always on the fence about whether I liked nudes or reds. But after I tried the Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Matte Lipstick – Coral Bliss, I realised I actually preferred neither. I love how a coral lip shade makes for a statement colour without looking OTT. Even though this lipstick is powder matte in texture, the aloe extracts make sure my lips don’t dry out. It is definitely a ‘perfect’ shade if you don’t want to spend a bomb on your lippie!”

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Fatema Habib – Senior Beauty Writer

Go-to lipstick - Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color - Pink Plush

“I am a die-hard fan of bright, poppy pink lip colours as I feel they complement my complexion beautifully and make me feel instantly confident. The Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color - Pink Plush is my absolute favourite and I wear it with just about anything! I love how lightweight this feels on my lips, and the best part is that a little bit of it on my cheeks helps me look super fresh too. Who does not love a multitasking makeup product, right?!”