5 Favourites: Pink Lipstick

Saturday, October 17, 2015

flatlay of my current favourite pink lipsticks for asian NC40 indian medium skin tone


When it comes to lipsticks pink is my colour of choice over all else. Yes, red is synonymous with lips and yes, skin-tone appropriate nudes are so in but I am just drawn to pink lips like a moth to a flame. Of course this isn't a simple addiction to see to when you are a brown girl because not all pinks will work and you run the risk of looking very sick or like you've been sucking on a pink Stabilo Highlighter Pen if you don't select carefully.

close up shot of my favourite pink lipsticks


I find that pink shades with a hint of brown or mauve or peach are the most flattering on me. It is very important that the colour not only be pretty but also fulfil these 'Ideal Pink Lipsticks for My Skin Tone' criteria:
  • It should brighten up my face
  • It should make me feel fun (not formal/serious...I have a growing-up issue ;)
  • It shouldn't wash me out
  • It should look like there's something on my lips
  • It should cover the pigmentation and unevenness of my lips
  • It should make me happy when I see my reflection ;)
Here are my current 5 favourite Pink Lipsticks that work on me very well, and I believe could work just as well on fellow medium/ tan/ olive/ Asian/ Bangladeshi/ Indian/ Pakistani/ NC40 (NC37-42) skin toned ladies:


gerard cosmetics, kiko intensely lavish, mac mehr, soap and glory sexy mother pucker lipstick and sephora matte lip cream


gerard cosmetics rodeo drive, kiko intensely lavish 01 lusty peony, mac matte lipstick mehr, sephora cream lip stain 13 marvelous mauve, soap and glory sexy mother pucker lipstick blush pink


A pretty pink that is comfortable to wear and is about as light I could pull off in pink, I think.

My new found love; a creamy peachy pink that brightens the complexion instantly.

MAC Matte Lipstick - Mehr
My favourite of these, this can be slightly less easy to pull off given that its a blue-toned pink but luckily for me it fulfills all of my criteria to perfection.

A beautifully deep mauve pink that lasts all day and makes me happy.

A comfortable matte pink that would suit a host of different skin tones.


side by side swatches comparing pink lipsticks for asian medium tan olive indian NC40 skin tones

I could easily only wear pink lipsticks for the rest of my life. No matter what look I do, these lipsticks seem to always work and make me happy. And now that I have a trustworthy collection of some of the prettiest pinks that suit me, I feel like I can sleep peacefully at night ;)

If you have any suggestions of pink lipsticks for me to get my hands on, that would work with my complexion, please leave a comment below. Also if you've tried any of my current favourite pink lipsticks let me know if you love them too. Feel free to tweet me or come say on my Instagram ...

Sal xxx

flatlay shot Gerard Cosmetics - Rodeo Drive, Kiko Intensely Lavish - 01 Lusty Peony, MAC Matte Lipstick - Mehr, Sephora Cream Lip Stain - 13 Marvelous Mauve, Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lipstick - Blush Pink

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