8 of the best lipsticks for when you’re having a crap day

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Portrait of Young Beautiful Woman with Red Lips

8 of the best lipsticks for when you're having a crap day

Something that people who never wear makeup don't understand is the transformative power of a few expertly applied beauty products. There is a reason it is often called "war paint" and on those days when everything has felt like it was going wrong from the second your feet hit the ground there is nothing that can perk you up and help to turn the day around better than a punchy hit of lipstick.

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The right shade of lipstick can help to portray confidence when you're feeling low, help you look put-together when you're internally falling apart or at the very least will bring a little smile to your face every time you look  in the mirror to reapply. The best crap-day busters are bright shades that bring to mind good memories of summertimes and dance parties (or at least that's what they make me think of). As we approach Winter and the SADs become more prevalent, these little mood boosters will make you feel like sunshine on a dreary day. As Coco Chanel (apparently) said, "If you're sad, add more lipstick and attack."

What lipstick is your ultimate bad day buster? Tell us your brand and/or shade in the comments below!

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  • GMeers says:

    I totally agree with the mood-enhancing properties of make-up, particulaly lippy! My favourite is Rimmel by Kate Moss lasting finish #31; a dark pink that is bright but not showy, and enough of a pink/brown blend as to go with anything :)

    • Larissa Thorne (Lifestyle Editor) says:

      I’m loving all the different shade recommendations!

  • meedee says:

    I am very much into the Orange reds at the moment but I float through all the different colours…I simply love colour.

  • Melissa Fay Robinson says:

    Im all about lippie on bad days and these are all very lovely

  • Emma Steele says:

    MAC Velvet Teddy is a life-changer. It enhances the natural look of your lips, so its my go-to everyday shade. LOVE it!

  • bridgetlangtry_ says:

    MAC Heroine is my favourite shade to use when I’m not feeling myself. The bold purple colour is a total confidence booster!

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