I love wearing pink lip color. Bright, natural, glossy, matte…it doesn’t matter, I just love different shades and textures of pink lip color. I just wish pink lip color loved me back that easily.
Finding a pink lip color that works on darker skin tones is not always a simple process. Even with help, I have ended up going home with shades of pinks that looked ashy, clownish, like I had a weird mouth disease or like I was on death’s door. So after trying a ton of different shades and textures of pink lip color, I thought I would share my favorites just in case you have a similar skin tone and face similar issues.
My favorite natural, matte lip color is NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita. I positively love the smooth, matte texture of this lip pencil. The coverage is amazing and the color is really pretty on my skin tone and does not look at all ashy. I love wearing this lip pencil during the day with just a bit of mascara or at night with a smoky eye.
For a bright pink matte lip color I am addicted to NARS Velvet Matte Pencil in Never Say Never. The texture is the same as the Dolce Vita Lip Pencil, but I love wearing this color when I want to get more playful with my makeup. It’s a bright pink that does not end up looking clownish on my skin tone.
For a full coverage pink lip color that’s more of a natural pink, but glossier than the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, I adore Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Full Coverage Lipstick in Cherish. This lipstick is a liquid lipstick that has a creamy texture and almost feels as lightweight as a gloss, but with more intense color and coverage. The color is gorgeous on my lips and I love the minty, cooling sensation that this lip color leaves on my lips.
My favorite natural pink lip gloss at the moment is Bite Beauty Honey Lip Laquer in Chianti. The consistency of this lip laquer is much like that of honey, very thick but uber moisturizing and shiny. I have actually worn this lip laquer to hot yoga and after 90 minutes of intense sweating my lips were still moisturized with just a hint of color.
Although I absolutely adore the lip colors that I’ve listed here, I am always open to suggestions and would love to hear from you about the shades of pinks that have worked for you. I am currently on the hunt for a bright pink lip gloss and would appreciate any suggestions you might have!