When it comes to pink lipstick, this writer’s love for the rosy hue has never wavered. This versatile shade suits every skin tone and is wearable day or night; whether you decide to go for a brightly bold magenta or barely-there nude, you’ll find the right pop of pink for you. Minimalist beauty is key for spring/summer and what better way to stay on trend than making your pretty pink lip the star of the show? From the sheerest veil of colour to the creamiest matte, these are five of the best shades for any occasion and firm favourites in the IMAGE office.
Rouge D’Armani Sheer – 501
This one is our IMAGE.i.e., Editor Ellie Balfe’s current favourite. “It’s the perfect blush pink tone that just looks like healthy lips – it adds a bit of life to a pale complexion that can’t take an absolute nude.” €32
Bobbi Brown Art Stick – Rich Nude
This handy art stick is the go-to for our lovely Editorial Assistant Lauren Heskin. “From someone who only wears nude lips – red looks ridiculous on me – I think theBobbi Brown Art Stick in Rich Nude is perfect; it’s not too pink and has lovely earthy tones so it makes my skin look creamy rather than pink and blotchy!” €26.50
YSL’s ‘Rouge Volupté Shine’ Oil-in-Stick Lipstick – 50 Fuschia Stilettos
Made with 65% oils, the deeply hydrating texture of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick instantly melts into your lips, providing a pop of colour and instant hydration. The entire collection is new and the lipsticks have a glossy finish that cares for your pout like a balm. It looks and smells gorgeous too. My own shade choice was very bright but you can go softer if you wish. €34.00
Rouge Dior Baume
This balm-like consistency goes on like a dream and is full of ingredients designed to give your pout TLC. This is ideal for daily wear as it enhances your lip’s natural colour. €34
Rimmel Kate Moss Nude Collection
You’ll scarcely get a better budget buy in terms of nude lipstick. Kate’s collection features five varied nude shades. The lipstick has a nice texture, good pigment and is a steal at €6.99.