Shades of Pink – my favorite Lipsticks for Spring
I can’t imagine any other time of the year when it is so much fun and I’m so excited to wear bright colors on my lips. Spring is the perfect season to go for a bold lip color and play around with pinks, purples and coral-shades. I feel like these colors are THE statement “goodbye” for winter and the bright “hello” for the bloomy and bright seasons ahead. I haven’t done many beauty reviews lately but I do really, really like them and so I thought, I’d get back into it by sharing my top 5 lipsticks for spring. Two of the shades are really bold colors and maybe not so work-appropriate (depending on where you work, of course) but also, I thought I’d include three really fresh and light colors ´which can be paired with any office-look. In the end: most of us work 5 days a week, so I figured that this might be important to you guys. It definitely is to me. So in case you haven’t already stocked up on your spring make-up wardrobe, here’s your inspiration, have fun!
Lancôme Rouge In Love No. 383N
I’ve had this lipstick for at least 3 years now because I only use it during spring or summer and because it is so bright pink, it’s more of a “weekend color” for me. Maybe I should get a new one, just for hygienic reasons… Anyways. I love the color because it is a bright pink with blue undertones (perfect for Ms. Pale-ington) but it is not neon bright one anything too crazy. Also, the pigmentation of the Rouge in Love line is incredible! The color is very opaque without being drying or cracking up or anything like that. It has the slightest shimmer but doesn’t look glossy. It usually lasts me 3-4 hrs while I’m drinking, shopping, talking, everything except eating and even then, it still looks good (I just prefer to reapply it by that time). And let’s not forget about the packaging! I love the clean silhouette with the brushed metal and the fine pink writing. Also, the price point isn’t too crazy: I believe I bought it for around 23€ (26$) which, in my opinion, is a decent price for a great lipstick.
This lipstick found me, it wasn’t the other way around. I got it as a gift in the travel size from my lovely friend who came to visit me in Berlin last summer. She instantly knew the color would be perfect for me, so that’s how the Romy found its way into my make-up drawer. I’ve worn it a lot since then and couldn’t wait for spring this year to finally wear it again. The pink has a hint of coral, which makes the color really unique and super bright. Again, blue undertones. I gotta say, I haven’t really been too excited about Chanel lipsticks in the past because it’s always a 50/50 chance of getting a color that lasts you really good or one that fades after half an hour. But this one is worth the money, I promise. It lasts like the Lancôme lipstick and has great pigmentation as well. Plus, Chanel always does great packaging. I have to give them that: it’s always classic, chic, elegant yet understated in a way. So if you’re ready to splurge, get this color (or any other color) from the Rouge Coco range because those lipsticks are well worth the money. Or you have awesome friends, like I do, who give you a special gift 😉
I am sooo late to the party with this one. I know! This product launched a year ago (feels like 5, but I’m not THAT late after all!) and all beauty Bloggers and Vloggers and What-not-sters went nuts. And you know what? It is great. For me, finding a nude which is still pink so I don’t look like a ghost was my personal mission impossible for the past 5 years. This pencil is the perfect color, perfect. It looks like my natural lip but better and it lasts sooo so good. I always use it to line my lips first, dab the tiniest bit of lip balm on the center of my lips and then fill them in with the pencil. Without the balm, the pencil is too drying but I mean, it’s a pencil… Anyway, I can’t wait to try the matching lipstick from CT. Hopefully, it’ll be as pretty and long-lasting and awesome as this gem. I got it from Harvey Nichols for 16£ but you can order it from net-a-porter.com pretty much worldwide. Absolutely worth the money.
This lipstick is the almost perfect pink nude. It is more of a light pink than a nude but with my skin tone, it just looks very flattering and adds a tad of color. The texture is very creamy, which I love but that also makes it not too long-lasting. Probably about 1-2 hrs. Which I find perfectly fine, considering it is a lipstick that is from the drugstore and cost me less than 10$. The packaging is alright, nothing too fancy but if you want a good, solid, everyday pinky nude to chuck in your bag: this lipstick is it. Plus, it goes great with the CT Lip Cheat. These two colors mixed together are simply beautiful and the creamy texture of the L’Oreal lipstick makes up for the pencil’s texture.
Another lipstick which I got quite some time ago but still really love. I remember my criteria when I bought it: pink but not too bright, pigmentation but not too much and long lasting. These three ultimately add up to the perfect work-appropriate lipstick. I haven’t worn it as much as I would’ve thought I would but it still is one of my favorites. The texture is nice and creamy, no shimmer or glitter, which is great. And it does last really well, plus the pigmentation is simply perfect for work. Concerning packaging, I think it is the prettiest out of all five lipsticks. Easily. So if you’re on the hunt for a brighter pink in the office department, Dior Avenue it is. I got mine in Germany at Douglas (not available anymore but you can still get it here) and you can buy it here from around the world.