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Smoking Pink Lipsticks So Good You Will Want to Quit Red

Aura

09 Mar, 2019 6:03 AM

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If you find yourself in a makeup rut, sometimes all it takes is switching up your signature lip color. Red is forever a can't-go-wrong classic, but it's also a little predictable. Trying its cooler cousin, pink, can open up a new range of moods and personas.

"Pink has the most amazing range of shades. It can go from a very pastel, romantic blush to a very hardcore, shocking punk pink. Pink is also representative of the gay community and also the color that represented when women started marching—It's actually a very rebellious color that, taken out of its romantic, cute context, can become powerful."

As for finding the right pink shade for you, Philips says, "This sounds less glamorous, but [consider] not only the skin tone but the shade of your teeth. It [also] depends on coverage, like if it's a full coverage matte, your natural lip shade will also have an impact on the color." That being said, the makeup guru also advises that a blue-toned lipstick is the closest thing to universally flattering: "It pops out, it stands out. The blue-ish ones are more secure but if you want to try and play with peach ones then of course try that as well!"

At the end of the day, you'll only know what works for you if you play dress-up with your lips and trial a bunch of shades. Find 15 of our favorites, ahead.

 

Dior Addict Stellar Shine in Be Dior

1. Dior Addict Stellar Shine in Be Dior

If you want your lips to look juicy, swipe on some of Dior's brand new Stellar Shine lipsticks, which feel like a balm and finish like a gloss. Of the 28 shades in shiny, sparkly, and mirror finishes, "Be Dior" stands out as a sexy fuchsia that can either give you a lot of color payoff or go on sheer. "It's a very nourishing formula that comes with the comfort of all the aloe vera, the oils that are in it, and the beeswax," 

 

 

NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Schiap

2. NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Schiap

Schiap, named after Elsa Schiaparelli, has to be one of the most iconic pink lipsticks of all time. Prepare to turn heads when you wear this electric hue.

 

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color

3. Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color

Count on Rihanna to create a wild, wild pink in her famously “makeout proof” liquid formula that won’t budge all day.

 

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Tokyo

4. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Tokyo

If pastel is more your vibe, take it back to the early 2000s with this bubblegum pink. NYX’s soft matte cream feels like cashmere on your lips.

 

Tom Ford Lip Color in Manhattan Rose

5. Tom Ford Lip Color in Manhattan Rose

For a more subtle approach, reach for rosy-nudes like this one from Tom Ford. It proves girly-girl pink can actually look very grown-up and sophisticated.

 

Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour in Bengali

6. Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour in Bengali

This isn’t lipstick, it’s art. The ornament-like design of Louboutin tubes alone are reason to splurge, but it’s the vibrant fuchsia that really makes it a winner.

 

Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Ballet

7. Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Ballet

Orange-y pink will play nicely with other warm-toned makeup. Plus, Hourglass’s formula sticks like a tattoo on your lips—you won’t be reapplying every hour.

 

M.A.C Boom, Boom, Bloom Lipstick in Hi-Fructease

8. M.A.C Boom, Boom, Bloom Lipstick in Hi-Fructease

Play up the color pink’s femininity with M.A.C’s lovely peachy shade perfect for Spring.