PSA: your signature lipstick shade isn't limited to a matte red! It can be whatever you want it to be — and whatever best complements your style, go-to beauty look, and lifestyle. Take our quiz to help discover your perfect shade from the new M·A·C Cosmetics Powder Kiss Moisture-Matte Lipstick line. With a unique, new moisture-matte formula, they're hydrating, weightless, and extremely versatile.
A mix of nude, pink, and orange, a coral lip is wearable yet vibrant. For maximum impact, swipe on the color directly from the tube. But to keep things more low-key, use a lip brush to create a hazy effect with blurred edges or focus the color on the center of your lips for a more ombré look. No matter what application method you choose, this lip color says you're fun and adventurous — but not over the top.
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A signature lip in a nude shade? That sounds pretty groundbreaking to us. While a nude lip might seem too “subdued” or “everyday,” it’s the epitome of a trusty go-to. Because you typically gravitate toward minimal styles, this no-frills option is really all you need. Just pick a shade that complements your skin tone — we recommend a moisture-matte formula for maximum comfort — and grab one to keep on your desk, your vanity, and in every bag you own.
From neon to dusty rose, pink is perhaps the most versatile color family in the lipstick game. This makes it insanely easy to switch up your look from day-to-day (or even day-to-night), and pair with whatever outfit or makeup look you’re sporting. To give yourself even more options, choose a pink lip in a moisture-matte shade that’s not only comfortable and hydrating but can be applied in countless ways to customize your lip look.
In your world, bolder is always better, so make sure your beauty look matches your style with a plum-toned lipstick. Like all shades, plum has its nuances, so your options range from a pastel-inspired lilac to a deep, vampy purple. Whatever shade you gravitate to, consider trying it in a moisture-matte formula that’s equal parts weightless, hydrating, and head-turning.
While a signature lip certainly doesn’t *have* to be a matte red, we never said it shouldn’t be. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Apply that approach to your beauty routine by choosing your perfect shade of red — a rich brick, a bright red-orange, or a true, cool-toned option. For the most versatile version of a matte red, try experimenting with different formulas, like a powder matte. Equally hydrating and weightless, it’ll deliver the color you want without feeling dry or flaky.
Take a nod from the ‘90s by making your signature lipstick a shade of brown. The perfect balance of statement and “nude” (brown is a neutral, after all), this color family packs a major punch when swiped on your lips. And by choosing a moisture-matte formula, you won’t have to stray too far from your comfort zone — literally.
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