Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Pinks: Some of the best Light Pinks for every skin tone!

[Click to enlarge]Swatches L-to-R: NYX Strawberry Milk, NYX Jupiter, Maybelline Watershine Pure B24, MAC Pink Pearl Pop, MAC Pink Plaid, NYX Tea Rose, Revlon Pink In The Afternoon, Revlon Pink Pursuit, MAC Right Image, Revlon Crystal Lilac.

We find outselves drawn to that soft, candy-like pink lip on other people, but it can often go terribly wrong when we apply it on ourselves. Here are 10 options and the women they’d look good on.

Here are some recommendations for different skintones!

NYX Strawberry Milk.
This perennial favorite is filled with white pigments and is PERFECT for uber-pale girls on whom most pastel pinks look too strong and bright. Girls with medium-light skin who also have pale lips can wear it as well, but if you are any darker than an NC25 or NW20 and have pigmented lips, this will look very chalky on you.

NYX Jupiter.
A pale pink that’s a bit more forgiving simply because it’s translucent and frosty. Works on pale to tan skins, but if you are very dark, this might look too silvery. It still works if you like that sort of dramatic sheen, but go easy on it or you could look very 80’s sci-fi.

Maybelline Watershine Pure in B24.
Probably the most forgiving beige pink someone with light to medium-tanned skin can find. If you are hispanic or Southeast-Asian and have olive skin that doesn’t quite seem to go with most nudes or pale pinks, give this one a try!

MAC Cremesheen in Pink Pearl Pop.
One of my newest babies. This is a bright warm bubble-gum pink that is semi-sheer and a touch pearly, so it’s not as strong and bright as it might look in the tube. If you have pale skin, it can look a little strong (and very pretty), but if you are medium to dark-skinned, this is pigmented enough to look like a beautiful pastel on your lips.

NYX Tea Rose.
Every girl should try this ONCE in her lifetime. This is a creamy, rich neutral pink has just enough red tones to look great on medium-to-caramel skins, AND it looks cute on dark skins as a nude-pink. On very pale skins, it shows up like a rich medium rose.

See the rest of the lip swatches here!

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