Good morning my dear readers! Hope y’all are having a blast since the weekend! Anyway this post will talk about the ways/techniques we could use to pull off that pink (muted, bright, dark) lippie in no time! 

10 Tips for Wearing Hot Pink Lipstick

Such a vibrant lip color can be pretty difficult to pull off, but if you’re bold enough to take the plunge, here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Keep it simple! With such a bright lip color, you’ll want to make sure you go easy on the eye makeup, especially if you’re planning on wearing this as a casual, daytime look. Bottom line: Stick with white or black for your eyes.       When you’re wearing hot pink lips, stick with a white, beige or black eye shadows for your eyes. Other colors paired with the hot pink lips will make your face look too colorful. I personally like black glitter eye shadows or black liquid eyeliner on younger women, and shimmery beige shadows on older women.

2. Along the same lines, be sure not to overdo it with the blush. Too much pink on your face isn’t going to be a good look for anyone!  Because we already have the skin with a warm glow, there’s no need to have blush on. We don’t want to overdo the look. Once there is a bright lip color on the lips, everything else on your face shouldn’t compete with it. Keep everything toned down.

3. Though of course there is no “rule” saying you can’t wear bold lipstick during the daytime, if you’re having doubts, you may want to save this look for night, especially if you’ve gone with a brighter fuchsia shade.

4. Hot pink lipstick is also a great alternative for those nights when you want something bold and daring but don’t want bright red lips – it’s also a perfect spring and summer alternative to a classic red lip.

5. Get your undertones right. When choosing a lipstick, you’ll want to select one with blue undertones if you have cooler skin, and if you have warm undertones, then you’re better suited for something more orange or red-based. I have also read in a Yahoo lifestyle magazine that when sporting such vibrant colors on your lips, it is better to keep your skin warm. How? You might all ask? Simple—- Moisturize your face well and don’t overdo your powder or foundation whichever you might opt to use. Bronzing powders can also replace your powder so as to create that youthful, warm glow ^^

6. Many people will tell you that fair-skinned folk can’t pull off bright pink shades, but this obviously isn’t true. If you want to try this look, then try it – you only live once! If it’s something that you want to wear and you like how it looks, don’t worry about whether or not someone else thinks it looks good on you.

7. Wearing such a dramatic, in-your-face lip color isn’t something that everyone should attempt. Make sure you have the confidence to pull it off, and if you’re not comfortable wearing it, don’t. There is no point to buying something just because it’s trendy if you feel absolutely ridiculous wearing it in public!

8. If you’re looking to switch up your beauty routine and get out of your comfort zone (I don’t know about you guys, but I generally gravitate toward lipsticks that are all pretty similar), a hot pink shade is a great idea.Don’t be afraid to experiment with your look!

9. Test it out before you buy. It’s always a good idea to actually try lipsticks before you buy them, since buying them blind is a bit of a gamble – you can never be 100% sure the color will suit you! So head to Sephora or a makeup counter and get testing.

10. It’s best to test the color in natural light instead of relying on department store lighting. Ask for a sample, or have a sales associate test it out on your lips so you can view it later.

     NARS Director of Global Artistry James Boehmer and MAC Cosmetics senior   artist Romero Jennings tips on choosing the right pink shade for your lips:

Try a neon pink lipstick,” Boehmer says, which will look great “if you’re on the fairer side.” Jennings suggests a light peach-y coral color. And for fair skin with a slight tan, Jennings says it’s best to “complement lips in sheer peach shades with a light bronze pearl. These tones will warm up fair skin.”

·         If your skin tone is medium…


    “I love vibrant, orange tones with golden, deep or bronzed skin tones,” say Boehmer. Jennings echoes that advice, noting that “warm coral and orange shades enhance medium tanned skin.” The basic thing to remember is that, darker your skin tone the more pigment you can wear. So you can go for some deep pink colors like fuchsia, berry, orangey pinks and intense pinks with a hint of purple. Some great shades of pink lipstick shades for olive skin are:

  • Dior Addict Lipstick in It Pink
  • Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in Voile de Rose
  • L’Oreal High Intensity Pigments in Black Cherry
  • Lancome Color Fever Lipstick in Pink in the Limo
  • MAC Lipstick in Skew
  • Urban Decay Iconic Lipstick in Hotpants
  • Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick in Hot Pink
  • Laura Mercier Lip Colour in Camellia
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Pink Wink
  • MAC Pink Nouveau

·         If you’re skin tone is dark…


“You’ll look great with bright vibrant hues and coordinating lip pencils.” Jennings recommends bold orange shades with red undertones.”

·         Enhance your overall look with a dewy sheen: 


     If you do choose a super-pigmented shade, “contrast classic matte lips by adding a bit of glow to your complexion,” says Boehmer. “Try a tinted moisturizer, or add a bit of illuminator mixed with SPF or moisturizer.”

     As for me, I’ll also try recreating the look that will suit me better and so, I will have to do a trial and error test for my 4 pink lippies! Here are the swatches ^^


How about you lovelies? What is your favorite shade of pink? 

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