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6 of the best bright pink lipsticks sheer matte satin shimmer creamy velvet

#1 Sheer but buildable
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine S PK 366, $33
If you’re someone who doesn’t normally wear lipstick, Shu Uemura’s sheer lipstick is a great place to start. It glides on effortlessly, is moisturising on the lips, and has buildable coverage if you want a more opaque finish.

#2 Soft and satiny
Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Rouge Pur Couture in 27 Fuchsia Innocent, $49
These lipsticks apply like butter due to the intensely soft and creamy formula. However, if you have dry and flaky lips, the formula might latch onto dead skin and emphasise imperfections, so be sure to exfoliate and moisturise beforehand. The lipstick itself feels very moisturising on the lips. The finish is satiny but you can blot it for a slightly more toned down look. 

#3 Creamy & nourishing
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in Raspberry Pink, $44
This lipstick has a great creamy formula that contains Vitamins C and E to nourish and reduce the appearance of fine lines. The colour payoff is great too, with only one swipe needed for full opacity. 

#4 Velvety and semi-matte
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Le Rouge in L’Indomptable, $48
These velvet lipsticks are quite creamy and glide on really nicely. For those who don’t want a fully matte lip but don’t like the shine of a satin, this is a happy medium. The almost-matte finish provides a nice contrast to dewy foundation, and it doesn’t emphasise flakiness on the lips. The lipstick might feel a bit drying after a few hours so it’s a good idea to use lip balm before applying it.

#5 Matte but hydrating
Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Menace, $33
If you love a good matte lipstick but have dry lips, the Urban Decay matte ones are some of the best. They contain a blend of avocado and olive oil as well as shea butter to keep your lips from drying out. They are even forgiving on slightly flaky lips, though I will always recommend exfoliating your lips beforehand.

#6 Shimmery & sheer 
Dior Addict Lipstick in Wonderful, $48
Comfort and shine are the biggest draws of these Dior Addict lipsticks. They boast a new “Hydra-Gel” topcoat that’s supposed to seal in the colour for longer, and a triple oil complex in the core – this complex makes up the CD logo which runs through the middle of the lipstick – to smooth and plump lips. This shade Wonderful is a light, sheer and shimmery pink that is perfect with a more natural makeup look.