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#HautePicks: The Lipsticks Hauterfly Editors Can’t Live Without!

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As we’ve mentioned before, the #HauteSquad is a bunch of stylish girls who love all these fashion, beauty, and sassy. We’re constantly sharing our latest buys and obsessions with each other, and now, we’re letting you into our HQ too! Every week, Team Hauterfly will share its current obsession — and tell you where you can buy it too! #BFFGoals. 

Is there anything your favourite shade of lipstick can’t solve? We didn’t think so. Here at the Hauterfly HQ, we love our lippies. Every morning sees a new hue on each girl, while the rest oohs and aahs. Sounds legit, right? I mean, we’re a women-on-top kinda team. But each of us have a soft spot for a particular lippie and that’s what we’re sharing with you today. Scroll on to find out each of the #HauteSquad’s favourite pick and where you can buy ’em!



MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy

“This has been my go-to everyday lipstick for as long as I can remember. The deep beige colour is the perfect nude for my pale complexion, and the matte formula doesn’t dry out my lips either. It goes on super smooth and opaque, and it’s the one lipstick I find myself reaching for, over and over again. The great thing about Velvet Teddy is how different it looks on different people. On me, it’s like a warm brown nude, but I’ve also seen it look slightly peachy on darker complexions. Either way, it’s a stunning colour to have in your lipstick arsenal!”

— Zahra Khan, CEO & Editor-In-Chief
SHOP NOW: MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy (Rs 1,500)*
*Available at MAC stores across the country



MAC Matte in Sin

“While I love bright lipsticks on my chocolate-hued skin, there’s something so sensuous about a deep oxblood-like colour, which is exactly what this one is. My lips are really thin but this gives instantly makes them look fuller (read: Priyanka Chopra; #justkidding). Even though it’s matte, it glides on pretty smooth, though I prefer applying just a touch of chapstick beforehand. I know you’re not supposed to go heavy on the eyes and lips together, but I pay no heed (rules schmules) — I apply this gorgeous hue and use my kajal to make thick wing-tips, keeping the rest of my face bare. I don’t even need anyone else’s approval; I love the final look!”

— Baishali Chatterjee, Managing Editor
SHOP NOW: MAC Matte in Sin (Rs 1,500)*
*Available at MAC stores across the country



MAC Viva Glam In Matte

“This is my go-to when it comes to adding a dash of glam for a night out. The outspoken red looks like a million bucks (or so I’ve been told!) on my wheatish complexion and it’s really the easiest (and the laziest) way to play deck-up when you’re not in the mood to go all-out with your choice of ensemble. Some kohl and the muted plum MAC Viva Glam is all I reach out for. And without fail, time and again, it pretty much aces the glam quotient. Because it has matte finish, I prefer to apply a coat of Carmex before going full-throttle red on the lips. That way, the colour lasts longer and your lips don’t feel chapped either. So if you’re looking for a statement-worthy red lipstick, this is hands-down one of the best picks, especially for Indian skin tones.”

— Aindrila Mitra, Managing Editor 

SHOP NOW: MAC Viva Glam in Matte (Rs 1,500)*
*Available at MAC stores across the country


Rimmel London Lasting Finish By Kate Lipstick

“I have always been a lip gloss girl, lipsticks never really made the cut for me. They were either too dark or too light. But then, while window shopping on Nykaa, I came across this gorgeous pastel lip colour from Rimmel that was beyond perfect. Easy to apply and soft on the lips, lipsticks might just become my BFF! Part of the Kate series, this one lasts through all my meals and my annoying lip-biting habit.”

— Japleen Kaur, Lifestyle Writer


NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream In Cannes

“After a long and steamy affair with MAC’s Mocha, I’ve switched things up and have moved over to the liquid lipstick side! I’m currently crushing on NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Cannes. It packs a punch with a deliciously creamy texture that’s seriously luxurious, and it sets to a superb matte finish. Unlike other matte shades, this NYX number doesn’t dry out my lips and, since it’s gently scented with hints of vanilla, I know I’m always ready to pucker up!”

— Farozan Dossani, Social Media Editor
SHOP NOW: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes (Rs 850)

LA Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss In Fantasy

“I love a bright pop lippy but with long work hours, it’s quite a struggle having your makeup last all day long, especially when everyone’s all about that ’no-makeup-makeup’ look. Well, after months of trying dozens of different lippies, I’ve finally discovered a product that ticks all the boxes. My current obsession is the LA Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss in Fantasy! It’s the perfect mix of nude and pink, which looks great on my dusky skin! IT’s super lightweight, long-lasting and extremely pigmented, not to mention that it has a beautiful velvety matte finish that’ll leave your pout wanting more!”
— Snehal Fernandes, Head of Video Content


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Ese Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion in Extreme Nude

“I am probably the biggest fan of all that’s nude. It’s clean, simple, and minimalistic. So I finally retired my MAC Taupe and gave Estée’s lip potion a go. The colour goes perfectly with my skin tone, especially when I am going for a sheer makeup look. It has been my latest obsession and is always in my handbag no matter where I go…you know just in case of a lip-emergency! The formula is infused with avocado and jojoba oils, giving it a velvety matte finish. The plus-side is that it does not dry out my lips at all. It goes on super wet and moist, and voila! within seconds of applying it, it turns into this amazing velvet sheen! If you’re looking for the perfect nude, this is a must-have.”

— Tatiana Dias, Fashion & Beauty Writer
SHOP NOW: Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion in Extreme Nude (Rs 2,500)*
*Available at Estée Lauder stores and counters across country


Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Party Starter

“I have always been a fan of liquid lipsticks and the Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss from Bare Minerals in the Party Starter shade is my absolute favourite. It somehow makes my lips look fuller, which is the reason for most of my pouty pictures! The lip gloss is loaded with shea butter, which makes my lips soft and moist, and the colour works perfectly on my pale skin. What makes this product a necessity for me is the light scent of vanilla-mint — it’s delish.”

— Meghana Choraria, Social Media Executive 


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Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation

“I’m a huge fan of lipstick. You give me any colour and I’ll wear it and flaunt it. But the one thing I’m weary about is texture, and Maybelline has impressed me with its Color Sensational Lip Gradation range. It’s has the softest, creamiest texture — it literally feels like there’s nothing on your lips. Also, it’s super rich and highly pigmented. Just one swipe of the lipstick and you’re good to go for the next 8-10 hours. Which brings me to my next point — it’s long-lasting too! I wear it to office almost every day, and no matter what I’m eating or sipping on, this lipstick just stays on. I’m currently crushing on the Fuchsia shade. I can take it easily from the office to a post-work party. The range literally has you covered, no matter what your skin tone. What’s not to love?”

— Mansi Chouksey, Graphic Designer
SHOP NOW: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation (Rs 500)


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