What Your Lipstick Shade Secretly Says About Your Personality

Take this into your consideration the next time you apply your lipgloss!

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I tend to pick my lipstick shade based on the season, although I'll occasionally stray from that if my outfit calls for it.

In warmer months, I opt for a bold red rip; in the colder months, it gets replaced by a darker plum.

But according to a new study, your lip color indicates much more than the temperature outside: it actually can give you insight into the inner workings of your personality (who knew?)


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According to a survey, there are four personality types that are associated with four different lipstick colors.

1. If you wear red lipstick...

Ladies who go for this classic shade come off as creative and daring.

You're adventurous and confident, ready to take on the world, and won't let anyone or anything slow your roll.

People who wear red lipstick are the most likely to be the extroverted partier who also likes to keep in shape by putting in time at the gym.

2. If you wear pink lipstick...

This lighter shade is associated with sociable and fun people, but don't underestimate these gals!


You're the kind of person who's attractive — not just in looks but in personality, and people love to be around you.

These pink lip-wearers are very powerful; most senior executives opt for this shade over plums or nudes.

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3. If you wear plum lipstick...

These might not be the senior executive type, but ladies rockin' a rid lip are independent and self-sufficient as hell.

They also tend to be more "chill" or the homebody type.

Women who wear plum lipstick want to be seen, but in a more refined, cultured way.

They want to be swept off their feet by someone who enjoys going to the museum or long walks along the river.


These women rarely post selfies and own the least number of shoes. (Crazy, right?)

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4. If you wear nude lipstick...

Women who wear this shade are warm and caring.

They're super-confident because they wear lipstick more often since it looks au naturale.

You tend to be sympathetic and empathetic of others, and are willing to take the leap of faith — especially when it involves trusting other people.

Also, a fun factoid: Psychologists recommend a nude lip goes over best on a first date; more than any of the other colors.


While you might have thought that you were choosing your lipstick color based on your outfit or the time of the season, there might be a deeper meaning to your choice.

Are you bold and adventurous? Or are you more chill and homebodied?

Do you like to have a lot of people around and have fun? Or are you more interested in keeping your friends close and caring for them?

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Nicole Weaver is a love and entertainment writer. Follow her on Twitter