Are red lips too bold for you? No worries. Take it a step down with a pink shade.
If your complexion is fair, consider a shade in baby pink such as MAC Pink Nouveau. For medium complexion, have fun with a pretty shade such as watermelon or try a deeper, nude shade with hints of brown and caramel. We love Stila Liquid Lipstick in Patina. For dark complexion, try a bright pink with undertones of magenta or fuchsia such as Maybelline Color Sensation Creamy Matte Lip Color in Mesmerizing Magenta .
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Our favorite way to wear pink lipstick? The blotted look, as modeled by Kim of Blush’in Beauty below. It’s soft and whispers of romance.
Tips to get the perfect blotted lipstick look:
For best results, exfoliate your lips and apply lip balm. We love Tarte Lip Facial Scrub.
Apply the lipstick to the center of your lips.
Using a clean eyeshadow blending brush, brush the lip color outward to your lip line to create a blurred, faded look. The goal is imperfect edges.