Up until the Fendi Spring/Summer 2011 show, I always associated pink lip colours as something for the oldies, worn by people like Dolly Parton or Barbara Windsor (whom, of course, I have nothing against, but am trying to create a visual here).
Having been a fan of red lips for a number of years, the thought of bubblegum pinks did not appeal to me in the slightest… then I saw them on the models at Fendi and became a tad obsessed. The bright pink lipstick looked amazing against the bold and bright collection, colour-clashing but at its best. So it was in with the pink and goodbye to the red.
Since then, I have acquired a number of pink lip products and here I am giving you my best of the bunch (with student budget in mind).
Best Lip Tint
Rimmel Lasting Finish ‘1000 Kisses’ Lip Tint in ‘Endless Blossom‘ £5.99
Lasted all day and gave a pink rose-tint to the lips. Applicator didn’t dry out quickly like other lip tints. Rimmel offers a wide range of pink colours instead of the standard pink which was impressive.
Best Lip Balm
Sleek Pout Polish in ‘The Afterparty’ £5.99 for small size
Works as both a lip balm and a lip stain- moisturises as a balm and leaves a long-lasting pink colour. Also smells good. Only negative thing is that at first the colour can come out very bright and heavy, so for softer results apply a little less or blot excess with a tissue. Or just buy a lighter shade, they offer loads of options.
Best Lip gloss
Revlon Super Lustrous Lip gloss in ‘Pink Pop’ £6.99
Amazing colour that feels good on. Leaves a little stain but does need regular application if you want the full colour all day. However, Revlon wins for the colour and texture of the gloss.
Runners up: Mac Dazzleglass Creme and Rimmel Lasting Finish
Best Budget Lipstick
Rimmel Colour Show-Off Lipstick in ‘Pink Gossip’ £6.99
Great colour, wide variety to choose from. VERY pink so be careful whilst applying, if you want a subtle pink apply less but the colour does fade slowly into a bubblegum pink shade. Also recommend their coral red shade ‘Kiss Me’.
Runners up: Revlon Colourburst lip butter and Loreal Colour Riche
Best Splurge Lipstick
Nars Sheer Lipstick in ‘Roman Holiday’ £17.50
Definitely a student loan or payday buy, but soo worth it. The name says sheer but the colour is far from it. A great shade that can be worn from day to night, easy to apply as well as moisturising. The colour is also meant to adapt to your skin tone so it looks different on everyone.
Runners up: Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick and Mac Cremesheen