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Want to pucker up in style this Spring? Then think pink, because bright is the only way to wear your lipstick in 2012.

Shocking pink lips have been seen everywhere this season. They graced the Spring/Summer 12 runways of Valentino, Acne as well as Marni and celebrities can’t seem to get enough of the Barbie-esq trend.

So, why is vibrant pink so hot right now?

“Thanks to artists like Jessie J, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj, more people are daring to wear bright pops of colour – whether it be on the lips, on the eyes or both and I’m loving it,” celebrity makeup artist Adam Burrell told Cover Media.

“Pink lipstick is so wearable. For the summer try a nice sheer foundation, lots of mascara and a popping pink lip. Fresh and gorgeous!”

Here are Adam’s pick of the pinks.

Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Colour in Crush
This chubby lip pencil delivers a gorgeously opaque, high-impact colour with a lovely high-gloss finish.

NARS Lipstick in Schiap
This highly-pigmented, semi-matte lipstick provides a full-bodied, velvety colour that’s both rich and vivid.

Illamasqua Lipstick in Plunge
Make a statement with this bright mauve matte lippy from ultra-cool British cosmetics brand Illamasqua.

Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Fuchsia
Enriched with Vitamin E, this highly-pigmented hue will leave lips perfectly pink in a single coat.

MAC Lipstick in Snob
This satin finish bubblegum pink will give you the vibrant pout you’re looking for. © Cover Media