The never-ending quest to find the perfect red lipstick is a noble yet only-occasionally-rewarding pursuit that gets tons of play in the beauty world. But what if, like most women, you gravitate to pinks instead of reds? We’ve uncovered three show-stopping shades sure to complement any complexion and personality—we pinky swear! And who better to showcase them than a few of you (our gorgeous Makeup.com readers).
Why not throw a pocketful of posy in your purse in the form of a pale rose-colored lipstick. This universally flattering shade is ultra-feminine, as demonstrated by Vanessa Lennon, 32. For added dimension and shine, add a touch of gloss to the center of your lips. Then pucker up, buttercup.
Pack a punch with red’s cuter cousin, berry. This hue commands attention, yet remains alluring and glamorous. Perfect for ladies like Blair Feldman, 26, looking to achieve an old Hollywood look via a wearable shade.
Hot pink has never been hotter, and guess what? Everyone can wear it. The trick is to find a shade with yellow undertones if you have warm skin and blue undertones if you have cool skin. Even a fiery redhead like Gillian Ratto, 23, can rock the bold look. NOTE: Best paired with attitude and confidence.
Are you Team Pink or Team Red?