Monika Wassermann is a doctor based in the United Kingdom. Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationship advisor. Not too long ago, they released a colorful infographic detailing the psychology of lipstick colors and how your lipstick shade can influence your day. The infographic was created in collaboration with Olio Lusso.
Color is an often-overlooked sensory cue when it comes to how others perceive you. By learning which colors provoke which reactions, you can become the master creator of your life. Learn which colors to wear for different events as well as which colors can completely change another person’s perception of you. Whether you want to appear more sexy, confident, or emphatic, Monika and leva covered it all for you in one handy infographic.
Monika Wassermann and leva Kubiliute – lipstick colors
Red is associated with love, passion, and excitement. Crimson, a warmer red, represents determination and success while emitting an air of sensuality. Bold red lips are perfect for cocktail nights out with the girls.
Nude: Classic & Sophisticated
Nude shades are associated with warmth and emit a practical and comforting aura. Also, nude shades give off an air of authority making them perfect for work.
Brown: Composed & Dependable
Browns are strong colors that are associated with reliability and strength like the earth we live on. Brown shades are perfect as an everyday lipstick if you have darker skin
Brick Red: Strong & Courageous
Brick red can be found amongst the dark red subspectrum. Like all the red shades it screams vibrancy, energy, and vitality. This sutler shade of red is perfect for business meetings.
Baby pink is associated with love and romance. It’s a soft feminine color that oozes kindness and compassion. Lighter pink shades like baby pink are great for events such as weddings.
Hot Pink: Bubbly & Playful
In color psychology, pink is a sign of hope. It inspires positive thoughts and comforting feelings. Liven up any party by wearing hot pink lips. This shade is definitely for girls that want to have fun.
Black: Alternative & Cool
The color black is symbolic of power, elegance, and mystery. Let your inner alt girl shine with bold black lips. They pair perfectly with indie or rock concerts.
Peach: Friendly & Energetic
Peach evokes a sense of joy, warmth, and youthfulness. Also, peach is a shade for extroverts, and you can wear peach for days out with friends.
Burgundy: Wealth, Power & Money
Burgundy emits a feeling of sophistication and symbolizes wealth and ambition. Let everyone know your worth by wearing burgundy to an expensive restaurant.
Orange: Excitement & Adventure
The color orange is an energetic color related to optimism and rejuvenation. If you find nude shades boring then spice it up with an orange lip. Works perfectly as a bolder color for days out.
Purple: Individualistic & Strong
It takes a bold and confident person to wear purple on their lips. Purple is an excellent color for parting the night away or for creating a cute Autumn look.
Blue: Exotic & Creative
Blue is probably the most out-there color you can choose for your lips. Plus, blue lips make a quirky outfit pop or wear on your next exotic holiday.
“Colors penetrate our subconscious and change our behaviors. By understanding the power of color, you can not only influence those around you but also change the entire course of your day.” – Monika Wassermann stated
Monika Wassermann studied medicine at the Queen Mary University of London. She has a passion for freelance writing and covers a broad range of topics including health, sex and relationships, and fitness. Her three great loves are Victorian novels, Lebanese cuisine, and vintage markets. When she’s not busy writing, she enjoys meditating, weightlifting, and taking strolls around town.
“Color is a powerhouse when it comes to influencing our thoughts and emotions. The psychology of color is not to be underestimated. Choosing the right colors to adorn yourself with can make you appear more sexy, confident, and even more intelligent.” – leva Kubiliute explained
leva Kubiliute studied psychology BSc (Honors) at the University of St Andrews. She covers wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition to mental wellbeing, sex, relationships, and health conditions. Also, she has written about a diverse range of lifestyle topics including beauty and travel. Her career highlights so far include luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie, and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes, and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).
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