“I have too many lipsticks,” said no woman ever. While you may have a variety of shades to suit your moods, the must-have shades in your lipstick collection should include a fiery red lipstick, a classic nude lipstick and at least one pretty pink lipstick.
While it is an easy, wear-everyday kind of shade, picking the right pink lipstick for you can be somewhat tricky. It all comes down to your skin tone (or shade of your skin: light, medium, deep) and your undertones—cool, warm and neutral.
To determine your undertone, look at your veins. If your veins look blue, cool-toned pink lipsticks will work best for you, where as if your veins look green, opt for a warm toned pink lipstick. If your veins show up as blue-green, you’re neutral toned and can pick from both cool and warm tone pink lipsticks. When it comes to shades, those with light skin tones can opt for light and baby pinks, as well as dusty rose shades for more impact. Those with medium skin tones can choose from peach pinks, coral pinks and strawberry pink. Deeper skin tones will look best in rich pinks.
We’ve rounded up a few pink lipstick shades that would look good on Asian skin tones. Bonus: you can even wear them on your cheeks as a blush for a monochrome makeup look.
Ideal for a long-lasting and cashmere-soft matte finish, this lipstick is enriched with antioxidants and orchid extract that soothes, softens, protects, and hydrates the lips. This muted taupe-nude has warm undertones that easily compliments Asian skin tones for an everyday lip. The square angled applicator adds extra precision when you’re smoothing it on your lips, and the 3D glowing pigments create an illusion of fuller and wider lips.
Don’t be mislead by the name, this pink beige looks super pretty on light and medium skin tones and will soon become your go-to pink lipstick shade. The satin texture is ideal for those who don’t like a matte, but find creamy or glossy textures too heavy. Housed in a gorgeous gold bullet, it’s a great addition to your lipstick collection.
This is the original must-have universal balm from Dior Backstage: with the nourishment of a balm it also doubles up as a lipstick for a natural flush of colour. This Lip Glow toes the line between makeup and lip care and leaves the lips looking full and radiant, and feeling soft with its mango butter concentrate. Rosewood is the perfect nude that adds a subtle sheen to any look: statement or every day.
Guerlain’s first custom lipstick comes with a primer-plumper, liner, and lipstick all in one. This lipstick is sealed with an intense colour and luscious lip care that’s enriched with plant-based polymers that beautifully enhances the lips. Formulated with jojoba and mango butter, this hydrating lipstick nourishes the lips with a comfortable finish. Keep in mind that this refill doesn’t come with a case, so you’ll have to get that separately.
This soft pink nude shade leans towards cool and would be best suited to light to medium skin tones. The matte formula has a velvety whipped texture that glides over the lips to coat them in rich pigment in just one swipe. Matte, but comfortable, but matte that doesn’t settle into fine lines. What’s not to like?
Hydrating lipstick with a matte finish, the Pat Mcgrath Labs Obsessive Opulence features a beautiful duo of luxurious and richly pigmented lipsticks. Each shade features a hydrating creamy texture combined with saturated pigment for lightweight one-stroke coverage. The Ritualistic Rose duo is available in the lipstick swatches Beautiful Stranger and Femme Bot, lush and blendable everyday mauve pinks.
Kiss proof, waterproof, transfer proof and a cute coral pink? Yes, please! Ideal for those with warm undertones, this makes the perfect addition to your summer makeup edit (we just mean for the hott-er months). The long lasting formula stays comfortable on the lips thanks to a blend of passion fruit and coconut oils and shea butter.
A bright medium pink with subtle cool tones this is the ideal lipstick to complete your Barbiecore look. It comes housed in a bullet inspired by professional lip brushes that allows for intuitive one hand application so your other hand is free to hold your mirror. The formula is cross between creamy and matte and blurs fine lines while keeping your lips comfortable all day.
A subtle warm toned pink, this could easily double up as your favourite my-lips-but-better shade. It’s got incredible colour pay off and the sweet almond oil in the formula ensured there is no dragging or tugging as your apply it every morning.
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.
Not your typical pink lipstick, this dusky shade has hints of red that make it an ideal match for those with medium and deep skin tones looking for something to punctuate their makeup looks. It glides on smoothly, leaving a super-thin layer and the velvety rich formula caresses lips with a powdery matte finish. Mango butter nourishes lips as your wear it through the day.
If you loved the original KVD Beauty lipsticks, you’re going to love this even more. The improved formula allows for super light layers of colour that stay in place without flaking and feathering while keeping lips comfortable. Plus, this neutral rose shade is sure to work for all undertones and skin tones.
For a pink that has purple and brown undertones, this is the perfect pick. Daring, vibrant, and comfortable, this formula glides on super smooth with its superfruit cocktail of Pomegranate, Mango and Acai power oils.
This vibrant pink liquid lipstick tends to lean towards cool toned and makes a striking choice for various skin tones. It is extremely pigmented, lightweight and comfortable to wear thanks to the avocado oil in the formula. Plus, it’s long wearing so you don’t have to worry about touching up every few hours.
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