Navigating pink lipsticks can be a tricky thing. While most people play it safe by sticking to rosy shades, there is an entire range of pink shades that have the potential to brighten your complexion (not to mention giving you endless options to experiment with bolder shades). So how exactly should women select pink lipsticks?
For starters, if you prefer something subtle, look for pink shades that have beige or brown undertones. These options will likely not pop, but they will do a great job in evening out any discolourations on your lips for a natural effect.
From there, you can play around with different textures and finishes, as sheer or glossy ones will be great for weekends or making your lips look more pouty while satiny or matte textures tend to look more sophisticated.
If you don’t mind trying something bolder, opt for pinks that have red or orange undertones. This will ensure that they do not wash you out like bubblegum pink shades might – not to mention they can look at tad too Barbie-ish.
And if you’re feeling adventurous, try deeper or darker pinks which venture into berry territory for a dramatic effect. Here, all the best pink lip colours that will flatter Asian skin tones:
With a sheer and glossy finish, this vibrant berry shade is a foolproof way to experiment with pink. Not only does it brighten your skin tone immediately, it also helps revive any existing lip colour which might have faded during the course of the day. Plus, it’s enriched with wild mango butter to nourish dry and parched lips, leaving them smooth and plump.
Referred to on the Fenty Beauty website as a “bright berry”, this looks slightly darker when applied than in the tube. With saturated pigments, it makes your lips pop and flatters virtually every skin tone from the fairest to the deepest.
While MAC describes the shade as a mid-tone pink, it looks a little on the coral side when applied. Perfect for those who love a matte finish, its powdery formula blurs fine lines for a smooth and supple effect.
Verging into neon territory, this bright hot pink is the perfect way to make a statement. Plus, it’s high-shine finish makes it a staple for those who love a bold look.
Look no further than this for the perfect nude lip. This neutral beige-pink is the perfect balance or cool and warm undertones and works best for those with fair to medium skin tones.
One swipe of this elegant rosewood pink shade and you’ll be hooked – no wonder it’s currently sold out on Sephora’s website. With a lightweight gel texture, this lipstick melts into lips upon application to deliver vibrant pigments sans stickiness.
And even though the texture is ultra-fine and it has a slightly glossy finish, the formula doesn’t shift and feather so your lips look immaculate all day long.
As part of the newly launched VISION D’ASIE: L’art du Détail collection, it’s one of the many new shades that have been inspired by a photographic expedition taken by Chanel’s Global Creative Makeup and Colour Director, Lucia Pica.
This pink-red is the perfect combination of two equally bold and vibrant colours, and one swipe of it instantly makes your lips pop.
On the deeper spectrum of beige-pinks, this mauve-ish shade is rich in pigments and gives a elegant and refined look. Plus, it is enriched with marula oil for a creamy finish that doesn’t accentuate fine lines and keeps lips smooth and plump.