IT’S NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY, SO WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE THAN BY GOING OUT TO SPLURGE ON YOUR FAVORITE COLOR? BUT WHAT WOULD YOU THINK IF WE SAID WE COULD GUESS WHAT SHADE YOU PREFER BASED ON THE CITY YOU LIVED IN? WE’RE NO MIND READERS, BUT WE DID GET OUR HANDS ON A RECENT STUDY PUBLISHED BY LONDON’S HEATHROW AIRPORT THAT UNEARTHED THE MOST POPULAR LIP SHADES IN MAJOR CITIES AROUND THE GLOBE. WHETHER YOU’RE A LOCAL OR A TOURIST, HERE ARE THE SHADES YOU NEED TO HAVE TO SHOW YOUR CITY PRIDE.
Athens: Bright Fuchsia
Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy
Turns out the Greeks, who invented Western civilization, also know a thing or two about picking the right lipstick hue. The high-impact, buttery formula of this lipstick feels downright luscious to put on, and best of all, it won’t rub off on your coffee cup (or glass of ouzo...). While it’s pop of pink keeps you looking devilishly punk rock, it works to hydrate and plump your pout with its unique blend of Shea butter, jojoba, olive oil, and Vitamins C and E.
Miami: Pale Pink
MAC Lipstick in Angel
What better way to compliment your glowing(ly safe) tan with a pale pink lip? This slightly frosted lipstick is what put MAC on the map. It’ll last all day at the beach and all night at the club (those are the only two things to do in Miami, right?). This matte lipstick is also universally flattering. If you want to stand out in a bevy of beach bodies, don’t leave your hotel without it!
Las Vegas: Bright Coral Orange
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Geraldine
A city as decadent as Las Vegas deserves a lip color that can keep up. Enter Nars, the unofficial bad boy of beauty (Don’t believe us? Take a look at the pictures from Nars’ most recent line launch aka raunchfest). This product is as dramatic and seductive as any high-stakes poker game. Its creamy, yet weightless formula will last for hours, so you can party all night without ever having to reapply.
London: Caramel Nude
FLOWER Lip Service Lip Butter in Nice Bloom-ers
More of a tea and crumpets kind of girl? We got you—this carmel nude screams posh, effortless perfection. Since it’s a lip butter, this product glides on easily, plumping and smoothing as it goes. You’ll get a seriously shiny finish that’ll leave them wondering if you’re the third Middleton sister.
New York: Classic Red
L’Oreal Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Red Lip Color in Blake’s Red
Busy New Yorkers opt for a classic, tried-and-true bold red—they simply don’t have time for anything but the best! Named after brand spokeswoman and actress Blake Lively, who played the posh Upper East Side-r Serena Van Der Woodsen on Gossip Girl, this bold and iconic hue needs no introduction. It’s rich, matte, and feels like velvet on the lips.
Paris: Dusty Rose
Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Color in Spiced Rose
Maybe you’re not from Paris, but you want to know how in the name of Marion Cotillard French women look so damn good all the time. The secret is in their lipstick. Parisians prefer a dusty pink, and this one is dermatologically tested to minimize irritation and maximize youthful plumping of the lip. It’s the ultimate day-to-night shade; like any true French woman, you’ll look effortlessly chic.
Rome: Golden Plum
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Insolent Plum
Roman Holiday may be a black-and-white movie, but if we had to put money on it, we’d bet that Audrey Hepburn was wearing this shade as she romped through the Eternal City. This color is as classic as the Colosseum, but it’ll hold up on your nights out spent drinking Bellinis as well.