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.


  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)

  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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