Tuesday, February 28, 2012

How Many Pinkish Lipsticks Can a Girl Have?

This post is dedicated to all the pink lipsticks I currently love and carry...

1) Lancome Rouge In Love in Sweet Embrace (#307)


This light nude pink lipstick has a creamy texture that provides great coverage, moisture and a soft sheen that wears evenly and comfortably. A splendid everyday selection.





Similar to its slightly deeper sister, Palm Springs, Miami features a pale baby pink with some shimmer that borderlines on a very flattering frost. Despite its dryer texture, this lipstick is NOT drying and adds an instant swingy 60's vibe with just one swipe.






At $19, this may be one of the most pocketbook-friendly lipsticks I've procured in a quite awhile. One swipe yields a sheer blue-based baby pink coat, and two provides a decent amount of coverage while still being very shiny. This is moisturizing and quite flattering for a pink that could look daunting in the tube.


4) Makeup Forever Liquid Lip Color in #5 Pearly Pink



I picked this up at the Makeup Forever Boutique on a whim when shopping on Robertson Blvd. a few weekends ago. The MA assured me it was very moisturizing and she wasn't joking--this ultra light pink glides on smoothly and provides a reflective layer that is long lasting and pale without being too white. Not quite a gloss and definitely not a conventional lipstick, this hybrid can be worn alone or over another lip color (looks divine over Lancome #307!)...it simply depends on your mood.


5) YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Blonde Ingenue (#24) and Illamasqua lipstick in Obey (not quite pink but close enough...)



Above: YSL's Rouge Pur Couture in Blonde Ingenue #24 is a light nude pink with semi-full coverage and very subtle shimmer that does not translate as frosty. It is sophisticated, demure and becoming.

Above L-R: Illamasqua's Obey and YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Blonde Ingenue #24 swatched side by side.

Above: Illamasqua's Obey lipstick is an interesting blend of very light pink and coral tones. It offers significant coverage and a matte finish that can be drying if lips are not conditioned prior to application. The color, however, is so unique that it is worth the extra effort.

2 comments:

  1. Just stumbled onto your blog. We have such similar taste in lipsticks! I see your blog is fairly new, so 1) welcome to beauty blogging! and 2) can't wait to see your future posts! :) (and p.s. love your header! geek chic! haha)

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  2. Thanks so much for your comments! I have been wanting to start this for quite awhile and am happy it's finally coming to fruition : ) I just perused your blog and you're right--our lipstick tastes are similar indeed. I plan on checking out the Dior Extreme l/s in Saint Tropez tomorrow and just bought two more YSL glossy stains in light colors (#17 and #19) which I'll be swatching and reviewing soon. Have a wonderful week!

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