12 bold lipsticks to wear during your next video meeting

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If you're working from home due to current circumstances, you're probably also participating in an alarming number of video calls. And chances are, you don’t want to put on makeup for those video calls.

While you don’t need makeup to be a professional, it can feel vulnerable and plain strange to go bare-faced in front of colleagues who are used to seeing you done-up. But there’s a simple solution for that uneasiness: a bold lip. Putting on bold lipstick takes seconds, but instantly gives you a put-together and confident, beautified feel. It’s also an age-old beauty trick to make it seem like you’ve spent more time on your makeup than you actually have.

Though the color of your lipstick has nothing to do with your ability to do your job, you may want to stay with a fairly standard red or pink hue. These two color families are often deemed "work appropriate," but can still benefit from a bold twist for a video call.

Check out these 12 bold lipstick shades from top brands that will jazz up your next Zoom meeting look. Trust me, your coworkers will definitely ask for the shade name.

Shop: Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Flamingo Acid, $18

Shop: Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Velvet Cream Liquid Lipstick, $37

Shop: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cherries in the Snow, $8.49

Shop: Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick, $16

Shop: Mac Matte Lipstick in Chili, $19

Shop: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso, $22

Shop: Nars Lipstick in Inappropriate Red, $26

Shop: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Amazing Grace, $34

Shop: Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in Obsessed!, $38

Shop: Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Goddess, $32

Shop: Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Heartbreaker, $20

Shop: Christian Louboutin Silky Satin Lip Colour in Rouge Louboutin, $90

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