Last month we discussed how red lips were everywhere. In this month’s Allure and Vogue, however, there is a slight shift to bold pink lips (though don’t put away your gorgeous reds yet!). It was kind of logical to see this coming – first, even in it’s most wearable forms, red is often still viewed as a tough color to pull off. Most women have the mentality that red lips are for an evening out, not everyday. Pink is viewed as more casual, even when bold and bright. A second reason that pink may be your lip color of choice is that dark colors like red are sometimes viewed as the province of cold weather – remember flipping through the September issues and loving the dark, densely color saturated lips? Well now most people are sick of winter (I know I am) and can’t wait for Spring – bright, warm, pink Spring.
If you are game for pink lips for one or both of the reasons above, you certainly have choices. Bold, demure, electric, stain, lipstick, gloss – all can create a great pink lip that will take you into Spring…even if we still have waaaay too much winter left…
Let’s get started with my go-to pink lip stain: Liptini Cordial Shimmering Lip and Cheek Stain in Framboise. I always carry this color with me – it’s the perfect light raspberry pink shade, especially for pale skin tones, and it adds incredible dimension to my lips. Even with no other color on, it lights up the whole face. What I find interesting is that it is a moderately bold color and certainly has a ton of pigment, but if the rest of your makeup is generally polished, the color looks natural, as if your lips were naturally this perfect shimmering raspberry. There are so many great lip colors that elicit comments of “I love that lipstick!” but with Framboise, the compliment is always “You look fantastic!” It packs color, but not in a way that overshadows you.
Find Liptini Cordial Shimmering Lip and Cheek Stain in Framboise at tinibeauty.com.