5 pink lipsticks you'll want to put on your lips

The power of a pink pout

Nikki Parkinson Beauty 27 Comments

It’s no secret that I’m a huge lippy fan. HUGE.

You see, I can slap on some BB cream in the morning, throw on some sunnies and then add a lippy in about 30 seconds flat.

It’s not the perfect makeup job but it’s enough to get me through the bus and school drop-off and maybe a little stop to pick up the mail and some supplies for that evening’s dinner. Enough to make me look half-way presentable.

And lately there’s a fair chance that you’ll find me working a pink pout when it come to that lippy colour.

I wouldn’t say I’m an overly girly person but no doubt about it, I’m drawn to this colour … in all its powerful shades.

From glosses to long-lasting lippies, these are my fave five pink lip colours right now.

5 pink pout lippy colours

1. Face of Australia Lip Quench SPF 30+ moisturising lipstick in Peaches and Cream $9.45:  Ok, so technically this is on the coral side of pink but on my lips it throws a lovely subtle pink. The SPF is a winner, as is the price and the moisturising qualities thanks to jojoba oil, vitamin E and shea butter.

2. Maybelline NY Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolour in Pink Pop $16.95: This has been a fave of mine since wearing it LOTS during Fashion Week. It’s a “get noticed” pink with a nod to the 1960s, especially when worked back with a smokey eye.

3. Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited in Bright Pink $29.95: Love the slightly neon colour of this lippy (of course I do!). It’s beautifully moisturising and highly pigmented. Hunt it down at your nearest David Jones store.

4. L’Oreal Paris Shine Caresse Lip Colour in Marilyn $23.95: This range is remarkably similar to YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture glossy stain. The applicator angled brush, the glossy/stain hybrid … it’s almost snapsville for me. Except the colour doesn’t have the staying power of YSL’s. Something you’d probably overlook for half the price?

5. Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss in Rosy Dawn $16.95: You know the lip colours you need to have waiting for you in every handbag? The ones that will never let you down? Yep, these lip glosses fall into that category. They launched earlier this month, are 100% natural and I’m in love with the formula and colour range. This one is a beautiful everyday pink that will never let you down.

What lip colours would I find in your makeup stash right now? Or at the bottom of your handbag?

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Comments 27

  1. Hi Nikki, I’m looking for the perfect pink lipstick for my wedding. Something that’s bold and pink and will had staying power but not transfer. Preferably glossy. I was set on Nars Mexican Rose Gloss Pencil which is perfect in every way but it transfers… Not ideal of the big kiss if you know what I mean!

  2. Hi Nikki, great pout colours! I’m definitely a pink lip girl (used to be red but it comes off to much on the baby’s head when doling out mamma kisses…not a good look!). These days a pink lip (sans any other makeup) is my out-of-the-house-still-feeling-like-I’ve-got-it-all-going-on gig. Thanks for showcasing some new shades for me 🙂

  3. I’ve faffed around with subtle tones all my life only saving red for special occasions. When I turned 50 I thought, ‘stuff it. every day is a special occasion’. I’ve worn red nearly every day since (except for when I go orange). I swear by Covergirl 507 with a dab of Rimmel Alarm 170 on top. I do a bit of public speaking. This lip combo stays put!

  4. I have several shades of pink but they’re all glosses. I really must get myself a good lipstick.

  5. My favourite pink is my Revlon Just Bitten lipstain and balm in Victorian, so quick and easy, very school run friendly! It’s not pink but I will never be without Revlon Colourstay Overtime in Bare Maximum. It’s a great colour for me and would stay on for days if I let it!

  6. Pink lippy Does NOTHING for me.
    I like MAC rebel – that is the closest thing to Pink I own.
    Dark rose coloured is probably ok.
    cilla xx

  7. Love pink lippy but I always fall into a trap by falling madly in love with one but after a few hours it turns red on me (red does not suit me one little bit). My drawer is full of them – great for 10 minutes then a bitter disappointment. I like the look of the Shu Uemura pink – is that a good option or can you recommend one for someone like me with this problem?

    1. Ummm … I’m thinking the lighter the pink (and more pigmented) the better? Am assuming that your natural lip colour is quite dark? Definitely stick with a lipstick rather than a gloss or hybrid stain. Either the Maybelline or the Shu Uemura possibly?

  8. Yes I like a pink pout too! you will find pink in my makeup bag my absolute fave is the Maybeline Pink Peoni’s colour ,I love how it feels on my lips the colour and the coverage just perfect,and I think as you get more “ahem” mature pink add a nice touch and I would not call myself a pink girl either.I also bought the Burts bees replenishing lipbalm with pomeganete oil when they first came out and It’s great for days at home and I like that it is 100% natural and it gives just a hint of colour and it tastes nice,not like some,and it is so hydrating,I will need to buy more soon.I have loved Burts Bees products for a long time before they where available in OZ I used to get a friend from the US to send me them.

  9. Love a pink lip! My favourites are Nars lippies (in Shiap for a bold fuchsia or Roman Holiday for a subtle pink) and MAC lipstick in Snob (it’s a chalky, pastel pink). But I’m also partial to a bright orange or red if I need a mood boost! I usually have at least ten lipsticks and glosses in my bag – they even have their own compartment…

    1. 100% with you Alice, I love Nars lippies too – LOVE Schiap when i need a lift with an understated eye, and at the moment Mayflower with a smokey eye (but Roman Holiday is in there too!). (I also love Red Square – but that’s an orangey red pick-me-up). Thanks for the recommendations Nikki – fabulous as always!

  10. My fav’s at the moment are: Maybelline NY Color Sensational Pink Pop and Shocking Coral {40% off both in last weeks Priceline sale} along with Maybelline Superstay 14hr lippy in Perpetual Peony. My go-to gloss is L’oreal Glam Shine Reflexicon in Sheer Pink and Pink Carat – I am a pinky coraly girl all the way 🙂
    I also brought the new Revlon Photoready BB Cream {spf 30} and its my new love. Goes on like a dream!

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