Pink lips having been popping up everywhere and many in the know believe that the colour will be dominating this year’s lips. Orangey-red shades have ruled the runways for years but that is all changing. Barbie pink lipstick definitely made an impression during the ss15 fashion weeks, after all who can forget Moschino who built their whole collection round the colour.
While red lipstick is an easy go to colour when you want to make a dramatic impact with your look, pink can actually pack more of a punch in many ways. The good news is that there is actually a pink that will flatter every skin tone.
Selecting the correct pink shade for your skin tone is just as important as it is with any other lipstick shade.
If you don’t like you lips to look too glossy and ‘plastic’ then you may want to give matte lipstick a try. Just make sure that you prep your lips beforehand by exfoliating off any dry skin with a toothbrush or flannel and then moisturise them well. If you lips are just ever so slightly dry, matte lipstick will highlight this.
Some people are not a fan of the matte texture, in which case try using a sheer colour. A pink tinted lip balm is a good place to start as your lips will have a slight sheen, be moisturised, and have a nearly natural pink colour.
Don’t Get Carried Away
If you choose to go for a Barbie pink shade try not to get too carried away and give replicating her look a go. Instead go for barely there eye makeup with just a coat or two of mascara. The aim is to keep your lips as the main focus of your look.