Pink Lipstick Lovin'

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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?

21 comments:

  1. Great collection! I think I just added a few to my wishlist :-)
    My favourite for statement lips is either OCC Pageant (a bit more fuchsia than Anime) and MAC Impassioned.

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  2. My favourite colour for statement lips is bright pink-red. My favourite lipstick is Rimmel's (discontinued but still available on eBay) Screamer. It's not perfect as a lipstick, application and wear leave a bit to be desired, but I don't care because the colour is perfect. Vivid, beautiful, bright.

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  3. I'm totally into coral lips at the moment! My favourite pink is Barry M '52' I love how neon it is! Can't get enough of it!

    Steph x

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  4. Wish I was brave enough to go for bold lips. I'm definitely a nudes sort of girl!

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  5. These pink lippies are GORGEOUS! My statement lippy is anything red. But for normal day-to-day, I love my corals ;)

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  6. Bombshell is still a big favourite here but it doesn't look right one me - everyone else it looks great?! xxxx

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  7. I love purpley-fuchsias like Sleek Amped, but I cannot wear most pinks. They make my teeth look yellow and just don't suit me. Sad.

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  8. Anime will definitely be my next lip tar purchase!

    My favourite colour for statement lips really depends on my hair colour at the time - red hair = red lips, pink/purple = varying shades of hot pink.

    I own Barry M 52 but very rarely use it.....maybe I'll dig it out this weekend :)

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  9. these shades look stunning on you!

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  10. I love a really bright blue-based pink... Since my skin is so warm, it really contrasts with my skintone and makes my lips look HUGE! Now I'm off to layer MAC Summer Showers over a bright pink lipliner...

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  11. Pink lips always look so exciting on other people. I don't think it suits my skin tone though. Barry M 152 is like a dark pink.That and reddish/browns are my favourite atm.

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  12. i love pink lips i wear pink a lot more than red also!

    shel x

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  13. I would have to say Inglot's number 452? or 492? dont quote me on that lol but it is an inglot color!lol

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  14. I love Bombshell and the entire bottom row :)

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  15. I've never been able to find the right shade of red lippy - what a bad beauty blogger I am. Seems like you're quite a connoisseur of pinks though! I'll have to try out some of these. 17 'Heart Throb' looks gorgeous!

    Love J.

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  16. @ Jenna, 'tis amazing! Lip tars always bleed on me for some reason though, even if I use the tiniest amount :/

    @ Makeup and Macaroons, Impassioned is so well loved by MAC fans! I think I'll have to check it out at some stage.

    @ Julianne, I think we've all fave lippies which have their issues! My fave pink-red is Barry M's 'Magic' lip paint (the one which is green in the tube).

    @ Steph, ditto! I feel like my lips can be seen from space when I wear 52!

    @ princesselfy, I usually am too, but some occasions just NEED bright lips!

    @ Ling, reds are a classic! Somehow I'm still yet to be into corals. They just never seems to look quite right on me :/

    @ Mel, 'Bombshell' looks odd on me unless I put gloss over it! I think it's the frosty texture - a bit too 80s/ 90s for me.

    @ sepia_raven, oh deary that's a shame :( 'Amped' is pretty, though! I think the purpley pinks are the best anyway!

    @ Jessie, really? When I had red hair I was gutted I couldn't wear red lips! For me matching hair and lips is a bit...*waves hand in front of blank face* y'know? Everything just blends too much. Nothing pops. Barry M 52 is a stunner! Defo dig it out!

    @ Kelly, thanks! I think the Kryolan shades look pretty odd though haha.

    @ Rae, haha, same!

    @ Sarirah, there's a pink to suit everyone's skintone imo :) Keep looking and you'll find one!

    @ Sue, preeeetty lip tars!

    @ Shel, it's just so much more fun and unexpected than red, right?!

    @ Dani, haha, I'll google both :P

    @ SilhouetteScreams, the bottom row's my faves too :) Gotta love bold shades!

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  17. Oooh, I love your picture collage! I always buy pink lipsticks because I love pink but they aren't really flattering on me.

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  18. Awesome photo collage! Sorry if this comment shows up like, 8 times, I was having some trouble with commenting.

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  19. love the third picture. caption: 'listen, stop pissing me off, not now, i am busy, OK? haha x

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