Call us crazy, but there's something about sporting a brightly colored lip that instantly makes any woman feel more pulled together. It doesn't matter why you need an energy boost; a well-intended coat of lipstick always does the trick.
It doesn't even matter what color it is, but the bolder the better. To test that theory, sources asked three working women to throw on a daring shade from L'oréal Paris' new Infallible Paints/Lip collection, just because.
Here's what they had to say.
Lip Color: L'oréal Paris' new Infallible Paints/Lip collection in Cool Coral
Review: "I'm pretty low-maintenance and I normally just wear lip balm, so the coral shade was a big change for me. The application was really precise and easy to apply quickly, which I appreciated. My lips felt pretty moisturized, too. It made me feel bold and fun and gave my whole look a boost. I even got a few compliments!"
Lip Color: L'oréal Paris' new Infallible Paints/Lip collection in Fearless Fuschia
Review: "I like makeup and wear it every day, but my style is a little more classic. I've done a bright pink before but it was literally at Coachella, so didn't know how it would translate to the office. My boss was the first one to notice and she loved it. Color wise, it really held up and was a fun twist for spring. It was a good confidence booster and I definitely want to experiment with more shades next time."
Lip Color: L'oréal Paris' new Infallible Paints/Lip collection in Bewitching Bordeaux
Review: "When I'm getting ready in the morning, I tend to focus more on my eyes than I do on my lips. I'm usually so busy that I stick with my standard clear lip gloss. This color is the darkest I've ever experimented with, so I was nervous about how long it would last without fading. To my surprise, the color has held up well (even through my salad at lunch) and I'm still wearing it now, over four hours later. Bonus: It tasted good, too—like berries!"