When it comes to statement lips, the first colour which springs to everyone's mind is the classic Hollywood starlet red. Recently I've become a bit tired of red lips (even though they're perfect paired with my trusty Jack Daniels top) and have started reaching for its younger, livelier sister - pink.
Hot pinks and vibrant fuchsias are a little more 'me' than reds! They're fun, fresh, playful, loud, modern and occasionally a little wild...
[[ The colours I'm wearing follow the order of swatches below. ]]
Lets take a little look at my pink lipstick collection...
[[ Kryolan LC001, Kryolan LC002, 17 'Heart Throb', MAC 'Bombshell' ]]
Kryolan LC001 and LC002 both fall slap bang in the 'Barbie pink' category and look pretty damn crazy on me! LC001 leans a little lavender and darker, but other than that they're pretty much identical. 17 'Heart Throb' is a creamy, blue toned bright bubble gum pink. MAC 'Bombshell' is a frosty pink with golden shimmer throughout - it's fairly sheer, I think it looks best paired with a similarly coloured gloss.
[[ Barry M '52', Barry M '145', Barry M '144', OCC 'Anime' ]]
If you're after a neon, eye catching, BRIGHT AS HECK pink look no further than Barry M '52'. This colour is so bright is practically jumps off your face and attacks the eyes of all who look. Barry M 145 and 144 are so close you really don't need to own both! 145 is a touch deeper, redder and more heavily pigmented. OCC 'Anime' is a bright, hot pink...not as neon as Barry M 52, though it's hard to tell really since they're totally different shades.
When it comes to what to wear with pink lips, I usually keep it mega minimal - just as you would with red. Black, flicked eyeliner and a touch of pink on the cheeks for a bold yet balanced look. Of course, a touch of glitter never goes amiss if you're feeling a little more fun ;)
What's your favourite colour for statement lips? Which pink lippy do you always return to?