The Best Mauve Lipstick

A mauve-colored lipstick can shake up your look.

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Mauve lips have been making a statement for the past few seasons and will definitely carry on into the coming months. From red carpets to a girls nights out, mauve lips are almost as necessary as your Loubitons. Mauve lips can add a sense of mystery and glamor to your look. The deeper the mauve tone, the sultrier your look.

What Is Mauve?

Not many people know exactly what the color mauve is. This is probably because it's a mixture of a bunch of different colors such as purples, pinks and even reds. Mauve is more pink than a lavender but is close to a purple with white mixed into it. Celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor says that although most bright colors add a splash of a flirt factor, a mauve color is more sultry and is best worn with smokier eyes in the evenings

Perfect for All

There aren't too many shades that work for all skin tones. Makeup artist and The Beautiful Darlings blog creative director Souraya Hamdi loves Armani's Sheer Lipstick in dark mauve. She says that not only does it stay moist on the lips, but it is a perfect shade for most skin tones. Hamdi also loves Bobbi Brown's Lip Crayon in raisin berry. She says that it's not drying like other lip crayons. You also get your moneys worth because its the closest alternative to a traditional lipstick but as a jumbo pencil.

Just for You

So maybe the one shade fits all routine isn't your style. Fret no more, ladies. There are lipsticks out there suitable for your very own skin tone. Sotomayor loves Maybelline's ColorSensation Lipgloss in touch of toffee because it's perfect for those with light to medium skin tones. He also loves Chanel's Glossimer in giggle because it's perfectly suitable for those with deep to dark skin tones. Sticking to the Maybelline line, Sotomayor loves the 24 Hour Color in timeless toffee because it's a liquid lipstick that goes on like a gloss, stays on for just about ever and has a soft mauve tone and a built-in lip balm. If you're itching to go darker, a deeper shade of mauve that Sotomayor loves is the Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in bronze beam because it has just enough shine to make you sparkle.

Mauve Minerals

Mineral makeup is great because it contains more natural ingredients than regular makeups. Mineral makeup can also be less irritating to the skin, especially for sensitive skin. Beauty guru and the founder of Carolyn Brundage loves Eyes Lips Face's The Mineral Lipstick collection. Brundage loves this line because it is both affordable and offers lots of shades for just about any skin tones. It's mauve colors include the pink shades, all for $5 each.

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Andrew Sotomayor; Celebrity Makeup Artist; New York, New York Souraya Hamdi;; New York, New York Carolyn Brundage;; Chicago Heights, Illinois

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