I don’t know how long you’ve been reading my blog for, but something you may have noticed quite quickly is that… I am not big on makeup. Not that I don’t like makeup. I am in aw of everyone who can create a full look. Coz I can’t. I am not big because I am lazy and just don’t know how to apply makeup. Boo me. So yes, my makeup looks are always minimal. But if there is something that is always part of it, an essential if you’d like, is a good lipstick.
Maybe it’s the French girl speaking. After all, I grew up in a country where the perfect makeup look is basically just mascara and bright lipstick. Quite minimal. A super quick to do. How not to make it boring? By choosing the right lipsticks for you and by changing color often.
Let’s start with pink and my three favorite pink lipsticks that will bring some colorful in this gloomy winter.
Joan Collins Timeless Beauty – Divine Lips Lipstick in shade Fontaine
The shade Fontaine is a very bright hot pink. It is perfect to make a statement and jazz up a minimalist or monochrome outfit. I have been wearing this shade on many occasion but I have found that it looks even better after a holiday in the sun, when your skin is all tanned and golden. It makes the pink pop up even more.
Joan Collins Beauty is not the most accessible makeup brand of all. You can find it at M&S and also on the brand’s official website. If you are looking for a good quality lipsticks, that is creamy, hydrating and long lasting, this is the one. It is the perfect compromise, between Charlotte Tillbury and Makeup Revolution, which both have pink lipsticks with a similar packaging.
I have had this lipstick for a few years. The packaging changed since though. All black and sleek. Looking higher end and pricier, although it is still very affordable for a lipstick. It is also cruelty free, which is a very good bonus. Vegan friendly too. I don’t usually buy makeup in Topshop but I just fell in love with the shade.
The shade is more on the magenta side than on the pink side, which allows for some very bold lips. The pigments are very strong and they last very long, so there is no need to re-apply often. I like that the finish is matte, which gives it a more subtle look. There is a Rouge In Love Lancôme shade that is very close so if you are looking for a more affordable alternative, this is the one!
Mark. by Avon – Epic Lipstick in shade Be Loud
Last but not least, and also the most affordable of those three pink lipsticks. And it also contains primer! Which means that the pigments stay in place, the color lasts and the finish is flawless. And for having tried it, yes, I can confirm it is! Be Loud is the perfect affordable alternative for Clinique’s Pop Lip Color and Primer.
Color-wise, Be Loud is more similar to Fontaine from Joan Collins Beauty, although it is lighter and matter. Of the three, I think it is the most wearable and youthful. Share the packaging might not seem impressive but the creamy texture is the dream. And the color is just perfect for a super simple yet striking makeup look.
Now you are all set to have the most colorful winter!
Have you tried any of those three pink lipsticks? What did you think? What’s your favorite lipstick brand? And lipstick colour? Is a lipstick a makeup essential for you?
Thanks a lot for stopping by. I hope you liked this post.
See you soon, love, Corinne.