The Fashionista is in: Your personality, your pout

Take our quiz to discover the shade of lip color suitable for you. Proceed with caution: involves karaoke and liquor.

by Shannon Ryan

Applying a lip color can do more than simply boost hydration and inject vitality to the pout; it acts as a window for the public to peer inside the mind and personality of the wearer.

When selecting a shade, the infinite array of choices can be daunting. Starting with a narrow idea of what hue suits you and your livelihood is a pleasant way to approach the bench of sheens, crèmes, mattes and stains.


Question 1:

When singing karaoke, which is your go-to song?

  1. Amy Winehouse “You Know I’m No Good”
  2. Gwen Stefani “Hollaback Girl”
  3. Joni Mitchell “All I Want”
  4. M.I.A. “Bad Girls”


Question 2:

What’s your most cherished magazine?

  1. Nylon Magazine
  2. Rolling Stone
  3. Vogue
  4. Marie Claire


Question 3:

What is your boozin’ locale of choice when going out with your crew?

  1. Kitty Cat Klub
  2. Cowboy Jack’s
  3. Liquor Lyle’s
  4. Icehouse


Question 4:

When seeking fashion advice online, which is your must-browse blog?

  1. Cupcakes and Cashmere
  2. The Man Repeller
  3. The Sartorialist


Question 5:

If ordering java, what’s your usual poison?

  1. Caramel macchiato
  2. Vanilla latte, skim
  3. Coffee, black
  4. Espresso


Question 6:

Which of these sites do you visit most frequently?

  1. The Hairpin
  2. Buzzfeed
  3. Jezebel
  4. xoJane



(1.) A. 3 B. 1 C. 3 D. 2

(2.) A. 2 B. 2 C. 3 D. 1

(3.) A. 2 B. 1 C. 3 D. 2

(4.) A. 1 B. 2 C. 1 D. 3

(5.) A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 2

(6.) A. 3 B. 1 C. 2 D. 3


10 points and below: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable balm stain, Smitten

A delightful shade of poppy pink suits you and your tastes best. It goes on as a balm instead of a lipstick, hydrating your pucker with every subsequent application. The packaging is an amusing plumped up crayon of waxes and pigments, making it easy to apply without a mirror; minimum risk of lookin’ clown-faced involved. It’s a delight to those who are playful, pleasant and full of panache and seeking to communicate that to others.


11-13 points: Lancôme Rouge In Love, 146B Miss Coquelicot

A tangy brilliant shade slightly off the reddened path is divine for you. It’s a punchy alternative to the classic red while still being a member of the family. This fiery color is a fine choice for those with a palette whet by setting the bar for what’s the latest hot item to have in your bag.


14-16 points: Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet, 39 La Somptueuse

Elevate your classic, rich and fine taste to new heights with this sumptuously soft matte lipstick from Chanel. A brick red shade applied to the lips makes you look demure and chic, imparting a certain element of curiosity to your well-dressed pout. This shade is en pointe for any upscale darling with a less-than-ostentatious craving for the spotlight.


17-18 points: M.A.C Lipstick, Hang-up

Vampy and deep, this shade takes you down new alleys, feeling like a Jane Austen novel come to life. With a flush of just-eaten berries stained to the lips, it’s an unrivaled hue for the ultra daring and risky business-seeking woman to paint on and allow others a peek at what’s behind your eyes.