My current obsession: pretty pink lip colour

Nikki ParkinsonBeauty 16 Comments

I’m not someone who you’d call a girly girl.  Well, not full-time, anyway.  I do like clothes and jewellery and things looking pretty but I’m generally not a frou, frou shabby chic kind of chick.  

But lately I’ve been a little (ok, actually, A LOT) obsessed with pink lip colour.  

I blame the gorgeous Tiarah at Illamasqua Brisbane City, who transformed me into a fresher (read … younger) version of myself here.  She used Illamasqua Lip Colour in Climax.  It was love at first sight.  

And it sent me on a quest for other pinks.  The beauty of a pink (over a nude) lip colour is that it offers a little bit of a statement lip – a girlie statement, yes – but a hint of fun all the same.  

I’m a bit of a lipstick/gloss floozy too.  I’m happy to switch between a gloss and a lipstick.  It just depends on my mood, how rushed I am and if I need the colour to last more than five minutes.  

So what pinks have been on my lips lately?  

1.  Clarins Rouge Prodige in Miami Pink ($42) – out January 26, 2011 at Myer, David Jones, Clarins Gold Salons selected pharmacies and Adore Beauty.  

This is just one of 24 shades available from Clarins’ new long-lasting colour lip range.  The colour is intense but the lips are hydrated and supple. On my lips it gave a satin-like shine.  

Clarins Rouge Prodige Lipstick in Miami Pink $42

Miami Pink on the lips

2.  MAC Lipgelee in Bubble Lounge ($34) – out now at MAC counters and  

This gloss is from the new Cham Pale range at MAC Cosmetics.  Think bubbles and all the colour shades of champagne and you’ll find a collection that has plenty of offerings for every day and special occasions.  Loved this gloss for a subtle pink shimmer.  Works on its own or on top of a colour.   

MAC LipGelee in Bubble Lounge $34

Bubble Lounge on the lips

3.  Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Duo in Passionate Pink ($50) – out January 30 at at Estée Lauder counters nationwide and online at  

I wore this one to lunch and can honestly say that four hours and lots of champers and chats later there was still pink on my lips.  It’s a new shade from the Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Duo range.  The pink coat goes on easy with the brush applicator, let it settle a little then apply the gloss.  Keep the gloss on hand for touch-ups – I don’t like a dry lip.  

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Duo in Passionate Pink $50

Passionate Pink on the lips

What’s on your lips? Have you tried a pink lip lately? 

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  1. Oooo! LOVE the last one!!The EL in Passionate Pink. Do you notice how your eye colour changes with the different pinks? The Passionate Pink seems to make your eyes a darker blue…lovely! 🙂

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  2. Ooo, I love these. I’m not really a pink girl but lately… I buying all sorts of pink things… go figure. I always love pink on the lips though. That first colour is my fav…

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