It’s pretty obvious that lipstick is one of the most popular makeup products that every woman owns. But besides lending one’s pout a tinge of colour, lip colour can do much more. Pleasantly surprised? We chatted with Sushma Khan, the national creative director of makeup at the Lakmé Salon to find out how versatile this unsuspecting product in your vanity kit really is…

using  lipstick in 3 ways

If the name didn’t already give it away, we’re here to tell you that lipstick is made for your lips. However, the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil range of lipsticks goes one step ahead. “Thanks to its skin enriching ingredients, the lipstick hydrates and protects the lips before adding colour. It also prevents discolouration and stops it from settling in fine lines”, says Sushma. Pucker up, ladies because one swipe is all it takes!


On your cheeks

On your cheeks

When you’re already 10 minutes late to your review meeting, trust your lipstick to give your cheeks a flush of colour. “If you don’t have time to juggle between products, the creamy texture of the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil lipsticks allows it to double up as a blush. Just dab it over the apples of your cheeks and blend it into the skin” recommends Sushma.

How to choose the right shade for your skin:

For dusky skin, a rose toned lipstick with red undertones can work as a blush, like the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil lipstick in Smooth Merlot.

For wheat-ish skin, coral tones like the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil lipstick in Dewy Orange is perfect.

For fair skin, choose a pink shade like the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil lipstick in Silky Blush with blue undertones to use as a blush.


On your eyes

On your eyes

Surprise, surprise—your lipstick can be worn on your eyes as well! “As tired eyes are very common these days, concealing the under eye area and applying the right eye colour can change that completely. Dab a light shade of the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil lipstick on your fingers and blend it over your lid to brighten the eye area. As the range is suited for the Indian climate, it will blend easily on your skin while moisturising it with argan oil”, says Sushma.

On your under eye area

You may be surprised to know that lipstick can also be used as a colour corrector to fix a few inherent skin issues.

To cancel out blue-ish grey dark circles, turn to an orange lipstick. When blended thoroughly into the skin, the shade can correct darkness and neutralize the skin tone so next time, use it as a prep step beneath your concealer and foundation.

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