The Five Greatest Lipstick Shades of All Time


There are some lipsticks shades which are known by sight; some that never go out of style; some that have always been and will always be the epitome of elegance. These five cult shades are all three:

Russian Red


Red lipstick has made a serious comeback in the last two years, but true divas know that a classy red lip color will never go out of style. And let۪s be honest: who does a sexy red better than MAC? What makes Russian Red a truly versatile shade is the lack of orange or blue undertones. Instead, it is red in its most primary form so it suits all skin tones, thus making it the holy grail of the red lip.

Black Honey

Black Honey

This beautiful shade made some serious waves in the 90s and today, it is the most reviewed lipstick on Make Up Alley. By creating the illusion of naturally flushed lips, this iconic shade looks absolutely amazing on every hue of skin. Here۪s the catch: it isn۪t really a lipstick per se. In fact, it is part of a range by Clinique called the almost lipstick.۝ But who cares when the end result is super stunning?



We absolutely love NARS products for their sleek packaging and super long staying power, but the brand۪s Schiap Lipstick is our clear favorite. A bright, eye-popping pink which boasts of a semi-matte finish, this shade is the ultimate summer stunner. We can totally imagine rocking this fabulous fuchsia lip with a quirky printed play suit or a designer bandeau bikini top at the beach!

Rouge Noir


Translated literally, the name of this shade means red-black۝ and that is exactly what it is. Whilst some might refer to this dark brown lip color as vamp-ish, there is no denying that is still looks as fierce today as it did in the 90۪s when burgundy smackers were all the rage. Pair it with Chanel۪s matching nail polish and girl, you will be unstoppable!


Angel by MAC

We are sure that like us, you have been envious of Kim Kardashian۪s flawless nude lips at some point of time. The secret to her natural-looking lips is this subtle shade by MAC. The lipstick has been a best-seller ever since Kimmy declared it as her all-time favourite, and with good reason too. Finish up with a few coats clear gloss for nude lip perfection.