Masaba Gupta is the reigning queen of Indian fashion and she wouldn’t want it any other way! Her spunky prints make it to the must-have rosters of all of Bollywood’s celebrity stylists and you’d be lucky to even find any room to stand at her shows at the Lakmé Fashion Week. As of last week, she’s added a new feather to her hat—that of bona fide beauty icon—thanks to her lipstick collaboration with Lakmé.

We spoke to the renowned designer to find out what her favourite lip colours from the Lakmé Absolute Masaba Lip Pout range and are and how she’d best style each of them!

Bubble pink
 

Bubble pink

Masaba recommends you wear this to – “This shade is the perfect day-time pink so I’d wear it to a work meeting.”

Pair it with – A blazer dress in a lighter or pastel shade

BB Recommends wearing the shade with power brows and a no-fuss low ponytail.

Smokey Red
 

Smokey Red

Masaba recommends you wear this to – “I’d wear this gorgeous red shade to an important business meeting for a serious boss lady vibe.”

Pair it with – A tailored suit in camel tones. Accessorise with a mini bag and strappy heels.

BB Recommends wearing the shade with kajal rimmed eyes and a sleek ponytail.

Roll-a-cola
 

Roll-a-cola

Masaba recommends you wear this to – “The stunning purple shade is my go-to colour and I’d choose it when I’m heading to an awards night or an important evening do.”

Pair it with – A dramatic mermaid gown with cut-out details. Finish off the look with a minaudière clutch and large, voluminous hair.

BB Recommends wearing the shade with bronzed cheeks and a high bun.

Hot chocolate
 

Hot chocolate

Masaba recommends you wear this to – “I would definitely wear this deep brown shade on a sunny beach holiday.”

Pair it with – A breezy romper. Don’t forget your wide sun hat!

BB Recommends wearing the shade with highlighted cheekbones and a messy braid.

Sugar-n-Spice
 

Sugar-n-Spice

Masaba recommends you wear this to – “Since it’s my favourite shade to complement bronzed, glowing skin, I’d wear it on a fabulous lunch date with my friends, for sure!”

Pair it with – An all-white ensemble for the colour to pop. Complete the look with a pair of gladiators.

BB Recommends wearing the shade with brown blush and a messy top knot.

Cherry Bite
 

Cherry Bite

Masaba recommends you wear this to – “To go dancing on a Saturday night!”

Pair it with – A shimmery dress. No harm in adding in a pair of high heels, too!

BB Recommends wearing the shade with bronze eye makeup and side-swept waves.

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