Makeup has the power to completely transform a look, we all agree with that. But if there’s one product that ties the whole look together it has to be a lipstick! Whether your go-to colour is a subtle nude, a powerful red or a stunning berry a single swipe of lipstick takes your face from basic to spectacular in few seconds.

Being obsessed about all things beauty, today we are joining in to celebrate Lipstick Day with the rest of the world by not only raising a toast to this unsung hero in our lives but by also telling you how lipstick saves your life and face in times of trouble.

Faking fuller lips
 

Faking fuller lips

Who doesn’t like a perfect pout? Perfectly lined lips can instantly take your makeup game several notches higher. Even if you have thin lips, lipstick is one product that can help you cheat and fake fuller lips. Simply apply a light pink, nude or frosty shade such as the Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color - Nude Cushion. This tricks the eye into believing that your lips appear fuller than they really are.

Doubles up as a counsellor
 

Doubles up as a counsellor

This tiny product has been around for several centuries now, in ancient times women thought wearing lipstick wards off death’s crawl. In modern times lipstick offers women their daily dose of colour therapy. In an online Twitter poll, 80% women said that the right shade of lipstick positively affects their mood. One study also shows that it helps new mothers reconnect with their femininity.

Whiter teeth instantly
 

Whiter teeth instantly

Higher intake of coffee and wine can discolour your teeth and also turn them yellow. Don’t know about you but we’re not giving up on either. That definitely does not mean we will walk around with yellow teeth. While the teeth whitening appointment is a few days away, one can wear a blue toned red or pink lipstick to cancel out all the yellow. We’ve been using the Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color - Cherry Chic for this.

Helps the economy
 

Helps the economy

We’re not making this up, trust us. If you are not aware about ‘The Lipstick Effect’ you should Google it right away. To give you a gist the theory proposes that in times of economic crisis women spend more money on small and affordable luxuries such as lipsticks that gives a quick uplifting treat, thereby increasing beauty products sale.

Cheers you up, instantly
 

Cheers you up, instantly

Believe it or not a bright lipstick can instantly cheer you up. Looking at your reflection in the mirror wearing a powerful red or a beautiful pink lifts your mood. It is also a great way to tell the world you are confident, cheerful with a great taste in makeup.