We all love a bold red lip or a nice nude, but I am sure I’m not the only one with pinks dominating my lipstick/stain/balm collection? Pink Lipstick overload 🙂
Ever since I decided to get braces maybe 3 or 4 years ago, which made me more confident, my lipstick obsession has grown and grown. I wish I didn’t wait this long to enjoy them though, I think there’s colours and finishes out there for everyone, we just have to try and test to find what we are most comfortable with. I thought I would round up some of my favourite pink hues and finishes that grace my own personal collection in hopes to inspire you to maybe go out of your comfort zone even a little. If I can do it, anyone can 🙂
I’ll ease you in to my pink frenzy gently with this.
This is an Elf lipstick in the shade Gypsy. It’s the perfect every day pink colour. For me, it’s a my lips but better shade. It feels nourishing, and lasts really well on me and I can literally just smear it on without any hassle. You can buy Elf online, it’s such a reasonably priced brand with a huge range of products. This lippie cost 2.39. Madness! You can buy it here.
Next up is a bit more on the pricier side, but still a very wearable shade.
How pretty is this packaging? This is a YSL Rouge Volupte in the shage 29. It is a creamy nude pink. I like to wear this dabbed on the lips for a subtle hint of pink that is very moisturising. The YSL Rouge Volupte’s are very much a treat product. They are priced at 33 Euro. You can buy them from Brown Thomas.
Now that I’ve lured you in I’ll go onto a little bit more of a brighter shade of lip colouring, still very wearable though, don’t want to scare you yet 🙂
This is a Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa. I love the Nyx Lip Creams, they are very buildable so you can just do a wash of colour or layer it up for a more intense effect depending on what you fancy. They are called Matte lip Creams, but I think they have a slight sheen to them and do not completely dry on the lips like other brands (I may talk about one later 🙂 ). They last well and can be very well priced. However the Nyx brand can be hard to get your hands on here in Ireland. Beauty Emporium do stock the brand but do not always have a lot of items in stock. Littlewoods Ireland are stockists also. I usually buy mine from Ebay if I can find a decent seller.
Ok, I’m going to get into some of the more colourful pinks that I stock in my stash 🙂
This is Lime Crime’s lipstick in Countessa Flourescent. Lime Crime do the coolest lipstick packaging ever! I know what your thinking Barbie bubblegum pink overload, but the formula is quite wearable, it’s pigmented and creamy and goes on really opaque. I will admit I probably wouldn’t wear this quite as full on as in the picture above, I am not that brave, but I love to dab this lipstick on and rock it a bit more washed out. I bought this lippie at London Imats, but you can buy Lime Crime from Love Makeup and Cocktail Cosmetics. The lipsticks are £12.50 GBP.
I have a Mac firm fave next.
This is Mac’s Show Orchid. It is an Amplified formula, which is a fab blue toned hot pink. Girl About Town from Mac is probably one of my first pink loves from them, but Show Orchid I think is a lovely choice too because it’s not completely matte, it has a nice sheen to it. If your a makeup fanatic like me, I suggest both, I can’t choose between them 😛 You can buy Mac from the usually stockists eg: Brown Thomas for 19.00Euro
My last pink lovely to show off is an offering from Bourjois.
This is one of the new Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks. This is number 6 of the bunch, there is a few to choose from. I love these!! I have three of the shades and I love every one of them. They go on a dream, the doe foot applicator makes the extremely pigmented colour glide onto the lips really easily. The colour dries matte (my camera flash gave it a bit of a shine but I promise it’s matte). This stuff lasts all day. I went out for a drink one night with the boyfriend just to test it out of course 🙂 and I had a fair few beverages and it was still there in all it’s glory at the end of the night and even some the next day as it does stain the lips. They don’t transfer very much either when on,, which keeps smearing to a minimum. I know lots of brands have their own version of these, but these are my favourites of the minute. You can buy them from Boots for a reasonable 10.99. I got mine on 3 for 2, score 🙂
So there you have it, a sneak into my pink world, according to my lips. I have lots more but I think these are the ones I have been reaching for most often and there is an option and shade in there for everyone.
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