Forget about your notions of pink as sweet and girlie — it’s time to embrace pink lip colours that pack a punch.
Fuchsia, in particular, is like red’s cooler, younger sister. Yeah, it’s bold for sure, but it’s easier to wear than red and there’s a version for every skin tone – fair, medium or dark.
Here, you’ll find some of our top pink picks…
For those who want to tiptoe into in the trend but not go full-force, this gloss from the makeup masters at Maybelline New York is the perfect solution. It’s light and bright thanks to a lip balm formula and it clings to lips like a primer for a smooth, hydrated finish.
When your lip colour is packed with antioxidant-rich argan oil, sunflower oil and tangerine and orange extract, you just know you’re going to be licking your hydrated lips. Starting off as a cream and finishing as an oil, this shade will give you a pink that’s not too neon and not too shy. The colour is insanely creamy and a little bit sheer, but there there will be no mistaking the fact that it’s there.
This product is genius in several ways. It goes on like a crayon but has the finish of a balm. It doesn’t require a lot of precision to apply, which makes it perfect for on-the-go touch ups. It’s creamy and oh so addictive. Oh, and it’s loaded with mango and shea butters, Vitamin C and jojoba seed oil to help hydrate and moisturise lips. Deeeeeelicious.
Once you paint this one on, you’re committed. The blush hue – which is creamy, not sticky – will stay put, even through several mojitos. But, aside from the too-cute packaging, what really makes this pink lip colour a keeper is its applicator. Shaped like an elongated arrow and curved profile, it glides on like a dream.
A traditional lipstick with exotic ingredients: Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower extract. With elegant black and gold packaging and that sophisticated “click” at every close, you’ll be proud to pull this lippie out.
Gone are the days of your mum’s drying, moisturise-sucking lipsticks. Now, Revlon’s new HD Lipstick takes creamy lip colours to the next level thanks to high-definition gel technology. Only one coat is required and its smooth and even enough that feels like next to nothing on the lips. Oh, and it’s wax-free. Winner.
To shop any these pretty pink lip colours, click on the products below.