Reds are my all time favourites but in Spring, I prefer wearing pinks. Here are a few that I just adore.
Scarlet lips spell instant glam up but rosy pouts can be equally gorgeous. Also do remember pink needn’t always be soft, subtle and girlie. Some rosy hues can be sexy, saucy and dramatic. From petite to fiery, channel your look with a pink pout. Read on for suggestions.
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Ibiza Pink: Light yet moisturising and long lasting, this range from Bobbi Brown is something that I really love. The colour pay off is deep and rich. Ibiza Pink is a new introduction to the range along with a gorgeous red called the Blazing Red. Both are inspired by the rose and are versatile hues that will suit all skin tones. While the red is beautiful, the pink shade wins my vote. There is a classic elegance in the colour, which I think makes it so wearable. It’s best suited for light to medium skin tones and would go very well with a white and navy ensemble.
M.A.C. Huggable Lipcolor in Out For Passion: It’s a soft, warm pink and semi-sheer finish. If you are looking for something more opaque than a gloss, then this is a shade that you would like to wear. I like it as a day wear and would recommend it with beige or cream outfits. At a glance the colour may look a little too subdued for a name like Out For Passion but pair it with a soft, rose-toned blush and just lashes of mascara and it will look really hot. Tip: Keep your hair tied up in a ponytail or top knot to keep the hair off your face and let the colour do the talking.
L’Oreal Paris Color Riche in J Lo’s Delicate Rose: When winter is sailing out and spring is slipping in, I look for colours that are sunny and warm. Something that is comforting yet energetic. This berry, pink hue with some gold accents is exactly after my heart. There is a gentleness to the shade that is both subtle and sensuous. It is an excellent hue for medium skin tones. I quite like the latest La Vie En Rose collection by the brand which has 12 lovely hues of matte pinks. It’s a good experiment to go and try them all out at a store. You can keep taking tips from makeup artists and writers but sometimes some colours match you defying all set rules. It is best to try it yourself and see what you think looks good on you.
Tom Ford Lip Color in Virgin Rose: This vanilla-scented rosy lipstick looks gorgeous on medium to dark Indian skin tones. It is creamy is texture and lasts for about 3-4 hours. It’s a good choice for evening wear and looks stunning with blue or black ensembles. A sexy saree in midnight blue paired with delicate earrings in lapis lazuli or aquamarine gem stones would be just perfect with this lovely lipstick. Tip: Dress up your eyes in smokey shades of blue and sign off with a coat of mascara on your lashes.
Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Wow Pop: If you are looking for a bubblegum lip colour that’s got the spunk without the clingy gloss, then look no further. Just settle in for this sweet shade. It has a lovely matte finish and can brighten up your look in a jiffy. Team it with whites or denims to maintain its vibrant appeal.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream: I can’t say enough about these lovely lippies – I love all the shades of this collection. The colours are lovely, they compliment the Indian skin tone, lasts long and are so well priced. Hence, it’s no wonder that they last on shelves just for few hours. The range has some lovely pinks but my favourite is the yellow-toned Antwerp. This shade has been around for a while and looks lovely with greys, blues, and yellows. The brand has added a few more shades to the collection and one of them is lovely hot pink, aptly named Paris. It’s slightly like another older shade Adis Ababa but is a little more subdued and subtle. If you have just two minutes to get dressed and you don’t want to wear red, then this is the lippy that you should reach out for.