THE NUDE PINK
Also known as the everyday pink, your nude-pink lipstick is soft and subtle, delivering a kiss of colour that pairs perfectly with natural-looking makeup. Try Colour Elixir Moisture Kiss Lipstick for this pink, as its moisturising formula is perfect for all-day wear, while a hint of a sheen keeps your chosen hue looking lustrous and luminous. Look for the shade 010 if you’re fair, 030 to enhance a medium skin tone, and 100 or 105 if you have a dark or deep complexion.
THE PALE PINK
Who said lipstick has to be bright to make a statement? Opting for a pale pink lip is just as bold, and it looks surprisingly fresh teamed with bronzer or a stroke of winged eyeliner. Our all-time favourite, ultra-pale pink is Colour Elixir Lipstick in Angel Pink; a frosted, high-pigment hue that looks pretty and punchy on all skin tones. If you’re more of a matte lover, glide on Velvet Mattes Lipstick in Rose, a flatters-everyone hue that looks especially striking with a matching shade of blusher. Try Crème Puff Blush in Lovely Pink.
THE LIP-PLUMPING PINK
If ‘fuller-looking lips’ comes top of your makeup agenda, go for a pink lip gloss. Shiny, light-reflective pigments make your pout appear instantly fuller in the softest, subtlest of ways. For a sheer finish, try Colour Elixir Lip Gloss in a pinky-nude, like Radiant Rose, or up the pigment power with our bold-coloured Honey Lacquer in the shade Honey Rose.
THE ROSY PINK
The best wedding makeup creates a ‘you, but even glowier’ effect, which is why a rosy pink lipstick is the top pick for brides-to-be. To get the look, veil lips in a barely-blushing shade, like Colour Elixir Lipstick in Dusky Rose or, for a matte finish, Velvet Mattes Lipstick in Blush (left). If you are set to say ‘I do’, make sure you exfoliate lips with the Miracle Prep Lip Scrub first, and use a lip liner to create a longer-lasting base.
THE HOT PINK
Sometimes, you just want to sweep on an unabashedly bright pink lipstick and go. Nothing makes your face look ‘dressed’ faster, whether you’ve got a smokey eye on or a touch of nude eyeshadow. You don’t want a bold lip to fade, so look to Lipfinity Long-Lasting Lipstick, opting for So Vivid if you like a vibrant pink with a shot of coral, or Just Alluring for a blue-toned fuchsia. Colour Elixir Lipstick in Pomegranate (right) also packs a hot pink punch, while a blend of shea, avocado & aloe butters keep lips nourished all day long.
THE CANDY PINK
Achieve catwalk-ready colour with a candy pink lipstick. The on-trend shade is set to be big next season, so make it your go-to for flawless summer makeup. Our picks? Lipfinity Long-Lasting Lipstick in Stay Exclusive for a sweet-as-sugar candyfloss shade, or Lipfinity Lip Colour in Stay Cheerful if you love liquid lipstick.
Once you’ve found the perfect pink, try these tricks to give your lip look an extra twist…
To make your pout appear fuller... press a lighter pink lipstick or a gloss on the centre of your lips.
While a lip brush works well with satin-finish lipstick... mattes should be applied directly from the bullet to get the full colour impact.
On days when you want your pink to appear soft and stain-like... simply tap and blot the colour on, making sure you reach the corners of your lips for even coverage.