When armed with a great lipstick, you are invincible. Every shade paints a mood, a time, and a place. Certain tried-and-true colors 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.
“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.”
“The universal shade for fall? I would have to say a classic red.”