So, you’re trying to figure out what lip makeup to wear. We’ve all been there, staring at an array of beautiful lip colors with no clue how to narrow down our options. But have you ever considered letting your coffee order do the work for you? Calling all caffeine addicts: your beauty look is about to get its very own shot of espresso. Keep reading to find out your perfect lip color—whether you’re a lipstick, lip gloss, or lip balm gal—based on your coffee order.
COFFEE ORDER #1: DOUBLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO
If you’re ordering your coffee with a double shot of espresso, chances are you’re running around with no time to spare—and that means no time to reapply your lip color throughout the day. We highly recommend opting for a long-lasting formula, but as far as lip color goes, stick with a shade that’s close to your natural lip. Think along the lines of “your lips but better.” Choosing a color that nearly matches your own lips will prevent any awkward, harsh lines and smudging that could occur should your color wear off throughout the day. Try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Glossy Balm in Lovely Mocha, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick in Dose of Cocoa, or L’Oréal Paris Ultra Matte Highly Pigmented Nude Lipstick in Rebel Rogue.
COFFEE ORDER #2: PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE
Let’s be honest—if your go-to coffee order is a PSL, you’ve likely accepted your #basic status (and there’s nothing wrong with that). Your perfect lip color, of course, has to be equally as basic. Rock a nude lip for a totally #basic beauty look. We love the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Ultra Matte Highly Pigmented Nude Lipstick in Full-Blown Fawn, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in Statement Nude, and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Lipcolour in Fairest Nude.
COFFEE ORDER #3: LAVENDER LATTE
So, you like trendy drinks? Embrace your hipster vibes and wear a lip color that’s as on-trend and unique as your coffee order! We know just the thing: a metallic lip color. We love the L’Oréal Paris Infallible LIPS/PAINTS Metallic in Galactic Foil and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Lipstick in Brass.
COFFEE ORDER #4: BLACK
At this point, black coffee probably tastes like water to you. If you love the bold, rich taste of black coffee, your perfect lip color should be just as daring as your morning cup of joe. Try sporting a blue hue, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lip in Navy Spy or Domineering Teal, on your lips.
COFFEE ORDER #5: CARAMEL FRAPPUCCINO
A spoon full of sugar helps the coffee go down—and your coffee-inspired lip color should be just as sweet as your drink of choice. Stick to soft lip colors like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Shine Lipstick in Shining Peach, L’Oréal Paris Infallible PAINTS/LIPS Matte in Skinny Dip, or L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss in Blush.
COFFEE ORDER #6: PEPPERMINT MOCHA
In the holiday spirit? Your perfect lip color is just as festive as your coffee order. Wear a bright, vibrant red to help embrace the holiday season. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in Shanghai Scarlet, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Matador, or L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Shine Lipstick in Enamel Red.
COFFEE ORDER #7: DECAF
Sometimes you just want to enjoy the taste of coffee without the energy boost. If you’re ordering decaf coffee, your lip color match is an equally subdued hue. Try wearing a light brown shade. We love the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss in Coral Sands, L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Matte Lipstick in Matte-Itude, and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Shake Down.
Want more coffee-inspired beauty ideas? Check out our articles How to Get Cold Brew Hair and Crazy for Caramel Latte: How to Get This Season's Natural-Looking Hair Color and consider trying a caffeine-infused hair color next.