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Priyanka Chopra: That powerful pout.(Shutterstock)

Essay: No lipstick, only masks

By Shoma A. Chatterji | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 05:11 PM IST
Lipstick is not just a cosmetic; it is an object with emotional, cultural and political resonance. So what do we do in an era when lipstick has been rendered redundant?
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Doing hair and makeup in the age of lockdowns means unraveling the entrenched beauty standards. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Doing hair and makeup in the age of lockdowns means unraveling the entrenched beauty standards. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Life in the times of Covid-19: You just can’t wear lipstick under a mask

By Bloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Makeup with a mask on is not the easiest of tasks. Who knew 2020 would be the year our wardrobes expanded to include a mask collection?
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Much of the makeup industry also believes the decrease in lipstick sales is nothing more than a “temporary blip”, and is confident that coloured lips will never go out of fashion. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Much of the makeup industry also believes the decrease in lipstick sales is nothing more than a “temporary blip”, and is confident that coloured lips will never go out of fashion. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Lipsticks fight for makeup queen status as eyes do all the talking in a pandemic world

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 02:00 PM IST
Now that the country is slowly waking up from an unprecedented lockdown, which began on March 25, clothes tucked away in the depths of the wardrobe and unused makeup are getting an airing as the dressing up process begins anew – all except the lipstick that is.
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Lipsticks by French luxury group Hermes are seen in this illustration picture as the group announced its first foray into cosmetics with make-up, February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Illustration(REUTERS)
Lipsticks by French luxury group Hermes are seen in this illustration picture as the group announced its first foray into cosmetics with make-up, February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Illustration(REUTERS)

With lipsticks, Hermes branches into competitive cosmetics world

By Reuters | Paris
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 12:47 PM IST
Hermes, which already sells perfumes, will make its first foray into cosmetics with lipsticks, and will add other products over time.
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Lipstick is that magic wand which has the power to transform any dull look.(Unsplash)
Lipstick is that magic wand which has the power to transform any dull look.(Unsplash)

Here’s how you can smudge proof your lips

By Gayathri Menon | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 04:45 PM IST
Troubled by smudge? We have these easy-to-follow solutions to avoid any hassles.
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Pregnant women should stick to wearing lipsticks made up of natural ingredients to avoid any threat to their baby’s health. (Shutterstock)
Pregnant women should stick to wearing lipsticks made up of natural ingredients to avoid any threat to their baby’s health. (Shutterstock)

Chemicals found in pregnant women’s lipsticks may harm motor skills of kids

By Press Trust of India | New York
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 05:59 PM IST
A new study suggests that maternal exposure to plastic chemicals, known as phthalates, in late pregnancy, could have long-lasting adverse effects on motor function in children in later childhood, particularly in girls.
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One of the best Diwali gifts for your loved ones could be beauty products.(Unsplash)
One of the best Diwali gifts for your loved ones could be beauty products.(Unsplash)

5 beauty gifts that are perfect for Diwali

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 10:44 AM IST
Diwali 2018: This festive season, here is a selection of beauty products that you can gift your loved ones.
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Here’s how you can pick the right shade of lipstick(Shutterstock)
Here’s how you can pick the right shade of lipstick(Shutterstock)

For a night out or an office look, here’s how you can pick the right lipstick

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 10:50 AM IST
Picking the right lipstick for your skintone and the right occasion can make or break your look. Here’s how you can choose the right shade and dazzle away.
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Lipsticks oftentimes have an SPF of 15 or higher, protecting them from an awkward sunburn. (Instagram)
Lipsticks oftentimes have an SPF of 15 or higher, protecting them from an awkward sunburn. (Instagram)

8 unexpected benefits of wearing lipstick beyond making your lips appear fuller

By Indo-Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 07:44 PM IST
Swiping on lip colour is the easiest (and quickest) way to look put-together sans foundation, mascara, eyeliner, et al. Less prep time in the morning is always much appreciated. But it also has some skin benefits
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Women with a fair skin tone can pull off any shade of lipstick. Lighter shades of peach, pink or nudes go well during the day.(Shutterstock)
Women with a fair skin tone can pull off any shade of lipstick. Lighter shades of peach, pink or nudes go well during the day.(Shutterstock)

6 tips to choose the best lipstick for different skin tones

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 08:18 PM IST
Lipstick skin tone guide: Not matching your lipstick shade to your skin tone is a serious fashion faux pas. Here are 6 tips you need to keep in mind.
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Boy, 9, was bullied for wearing lipstick(Twitter)
Boy, 9, was bullied for wearing lipstick(Twitter)

Boy, 9, was bullied for wearing lipstick. This is what his cousins did to show support

UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 08:54 PM IST
A nine-year-old boy was bullied for wearing lipstick and painting his nails. So, his elder cousins wore the same lip colour and posted the pictures on Twitter in support of him.
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Use the coral shade to complement any eye make-up, or pair it with matching blush and shadow for a monochromatic effect.(Shutterstock)
Use the coral shade to complement any eye make-up, or pair it with matching blush and shadow for a monochromatic effect.(Shutterstock)

5 of the best lipstick shades for different skin tones

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 12:55 PM IST
The right shade of lipstick can improve or mar your fashion statement. Here are some of the best shades to buy, as suggested by fashion experts.
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A bulletproof lip-liner can always look good on any skin tone.(Shutterstock)
A bulletproof lip-liner can always look good on any skin tone.(Shutterstock)

Fashion lovers, this is how you can ensure your red lipstick doesn’t smudge in the beat

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International, London
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 04:14 PM IST
Red lips make a classic, bold statement. But red lipstick is often tricky to pull off. Follow this expert advise for a flawless look.
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