5 lip colors to match your mood

5 lip colors to match your moodI’m a big fan of simple steps that make a big impact. Whether it’s throwing on some accessories so that you don’t look like you were getting dressed with a child hanging from your torso or using coconut milk to make you feel like you’re on a tropical getaway, I’m all for it.

And I have to tell you, there are not many things that are simpler than slapping on some lip color. I absolutely love the idea of changing up your color to fit whatever mood you might be in that day (as long as they work with your skin tone, of course).

So I went on a little treasure hunt and picked out five different shades that will tell your friends what kind of mood you’re in before you say a word.

Lip colors to match your mood: flirty: Stila color balm lipstick in Betsey fuchsia

Flirty: Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Betsey

This bright, glossy balm is kind of perfect for days when you’re feeling a little bit sassy (as my six-year old likes to say). Bright and girly, it tells the world you’re upbeat and feeling playful.

Lip colors to match your mood: romantic: clinique different lipstick in rose taffy

Romantic: Clinique different lipstick in rose taffy

Feeling a little romantic? Like you want to jump into the middle of a romcom and nuzzle against some stubble? A shimmery, rosey color is perfect for this mood. It’s feminine and subtle and oh-so pretty. Just as perfect for first dates as it is for the fiftieth date.

Lip colors to match your mood: adventurous: Fabulips softening lip balm

Adventurous: Fabulips softening lip balm

If you’re looking for some adventure, you can’t be bothered with finding a color that best suits your skin tone (nevermind your mood). A clear balm that promises to nourish and moisturize your pout is pretty perfect if you’re feeling like going for a hike–or just venturing to the supermarket solo with all of your kids.

Lip colors to match your mood: mysterious: bite matte creme lipstick in pastille rosebud

Mysterious: Bite matte creme lipstick in pastille rosebud

If you’re having the kind of day where you feel like hiding behind a big pair of sunglasses, a dark, matte lip color is perfect for you. Bold and a little bit intimidating, you will give off the air of a lady of mystery.

Lip colors to match your mood: bold: nars lipstick in heat wave

Bold: NARS lipstick in heat wave

If you’re feeling bold, what better way to yell it from the rooftops than with an in-your-face lip color? This particular color is semi-matte, which creates a stained look–pretty perfect for an opinionated lady that means business.

I’m actually thinking that I’m going to go with a lip color to match the mood I’m striving for today (bold, in case you’re curious). Just like putting on some great shoes or your power suit, the lip color you choose can give you that extra boost of confidence you need.

Which one is your favorite?

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.