Why You Should Wear Lipstick This September
September is home to two great campaigns raising awareness for women’s mental health and cancer. Finally, a reason to splurge on new cosmetics (like we ever needed one).
Liptember aims to raise fund awareness for women’s mental health by selling a vibrant range of lippies (available for $4.95 from Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist and My Beauty Spot). Participants are encouraged to fundraise by registering online as individuals or in a team and wearing lipstick for a day, week or the whole month of September. You can find more info here! If you’re not a fan of lipstick, you can still help out by purchasing one of the super cute pieces of Liptember merchandise from their online store.
On the 23rd of September, two annual celebrations of lipstick crossover, with Bright Pink Lipstick Day taking place. The Pink Hope campaign also encourages women to don lipstick for the day and to sign up to host a fundraiser. Funds raised will be “ invested in critical lifesaving programs and support services to ensure individuals can assess, understand and manage their risk of break and ovarian cancer.” Find out more here.
To help us get in the mood for Liptember and Bright Pink Lipstick Day we have compiled a list of our favourite iconic celebrity lipsticks moments.
Kate's orange lip bought the Summer shade back into the mainstream, the actress posted a snap on her Instagram rocking the signature orange hue.
We recommend the Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Orange for a pumpkin shade.
Lupita pulled off a daring metallic blue lip at the Star Wars Premiere in London.
You can recreate the look on a budget with this $6.95 lipstick from Rubi.
No one pulls off a purple lip like Jennifer Hudson. The singer/actress often tops off her look with the colour in an array of hues - from darker, sultrier purples to fun, lighter shades.
Recreate Jennifer's look with Sportsgirl's Berrylicious lipstick from their Pout About It range.
Kylie isn't the only Kar-Jenner kicking goals in the lip department; Khloe is known to rock statement lips. Here she looks gorgeous in a light brown shade.
We recommend the Nars limited edition 'Overheated' lipgloss.
Esteé Lauder's own cover girl Kendall looks glamorous in rich red lipstick.
Try Esteé Lauder's Volatile to get Kendall's popping red lip.
Who else could pull off this dramatic black lip other than Bad Girl RiRi herself?
M.A.C's In the Spirit Pure Black Matte lipstick is your must have if you want to master the mysterious, black lip.
Rita's nude lip works perfectly with her stunning complexion.
Gucci's Cipria is a moisture rich lipstick that creates a smooth nude lip coverage.
Bella works cute baby pink lip.
Recreate Bella's look with 'Swan' from the Rouge Dior line.