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Friday, February 17, 2012

Bright pink lipstick


I usually wear red lipstick, but I'm really digging the hot pink lipstick that's popping up everywhere these days. I'm planning to try some at Sephora this weekend, and I've heard that best colors are NARS Carthage (if you want matte) or Stila Caprice (if you want shine). Would you wear it? Could pink be the new red?

(Photos by Luca Cannonieri for Diane von Furstenberg, People Magazine and Daymion Mardel)

147 comments:

cats dreaming in keylime said...

Well, yes it looks great on a supermodel or rap/r&b singer; not sure as a grocery shopper or when getting my oil changed.

Allie said...

I'm a fan of NARS's Funny Face!

my little apartment said...

MAC's Girl About Town is also a perfect hot pink! it was my very first lipstick purchase ever, very brave ;)

And I second NARS Funny Face!

Fancy Pants said...

OOOOH! How fun for Spring. I'd totally wear it. I think it would look really fun with a white tee and jeans;)

ElsaD said...

U read my mind...I was thinking about getting the Pink Friday of MAC :)

xoxo

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Panda Head said...

if you want to try it out on the cheap, covergirl's "divine" has been my go to for the last couple of weeks - it's an awesome, so pink-it's-almost-purple color that is SURPRISINGLY easy to pull off.

katie roz said...

try covergirl lipstick in the shade "spellbound." it's the perfect shade like the ones above, and less than $10. it goes on super smooth and shiny, but blotting with a tissue makes it matte. my complexion is incredibly pale and i love it.

Elizabeth Benfield said...

i love it on others but i dont think i could pull it off.

Sarah said...

I just bought some lip stick thinking it was more red than it is pink... i was bummed but maybe it was fate! hah

Joanna Goddard said...

oooh, yes, cover girl might be a good way to try it out...thank you!!!

hello, Friday said...

Pink is so in this season and I love it!! xoxo
http://www.hellohellofriday.com/

Erin said...

I'm a recent red lipstick convert, so I don't think I'm ready to switch it up yet. Sephora has a great, no-questions-asked return policy though, so even if the shades you pick don't end up working for you you can always return them! I just returned a red that went too neon pink on me. Borderline fluorescent, actually.

Raizy said...

For a bright pink lip that's a bit more wearable, try this: Start with a bit of clear lip balm, then fill in your entire lip with Shisedo Smoothing Lip Pencil in PK 304. It's a great way to get the look without letting it overpower you.

Amanda said...

I want to love NARS Funny Face, but it makes my yellow-undertoned complexion look REALLY sallow. Any suggestions for a warmer-toned hot pink with decent staying power?

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty pale with blonde hair and I don't think I can pull it off.

Hannah @ www.thrivingthirty.tumblr.com said...

In these photos it looks a little crazy to me... but maybe I will get into it on the tail end once I'm warmed up :-) I'm really not the fashion forward mom I'd like to be!

Meredith said...

I just learned that you can purchase cosmetics at CVS and return them if you don't end up liking them. No questions asked, even if it's open! So maybe the Cover Girl option is the best place to start!

Sarah Ann said...

DO, DO, DO! I love it! The brighter the better!

jessica said...

any idea what color it is that's being 'brushed' on in the last photo??? that one looks PERFECTLY matte!

Giulia said...

Sure, why not? Though I laugh because let's face it. Pink as the new red and red as the new pink....are pretty common tag lines.

But...since I see so many ppl reference Funny Face - I love it, too but it's on the new lead in lipstick list ... & it is high up. Perhaps, Joanna, you could link to that...I think originally in WaPost.

Cheers. And good luck with the hunt:)

Lemanie said...

All these women in the photos definitely pull it off but I think it's not for everyone...I look horrible in hot pink lipstick...it could be a $50 lipstick but w/ my skin tone and lips it looks cheap. But that's just me...

Lemanie's Randomness Blog

B said...

I JUST bought NARS Carthage and I have to say I love it!

Rebecca said...

I usually wear red as well, but these days I'm wearing bright pink and loving it !
I bought NARS's "Schiap", it's semi-matte so it looks matte but it's not too dry, and it looks beautiful.

Lyndsay said...

I'm loving the hot link for Spring! I love the look of the more matte lipsticks but they can end up looking too chalky or flaking off, any suggestions on how to best wear matte lipstick? Thanks!

Jessi Lee said...

If I'm wearing hot pink lips for a day look I apply with my fingertip like a stain (mostly on the middle of my lips and cover with a sheer pink gloss. A pop of color without the freak-out moment in the mirror :)

P.S. I love your blog!

Jessi

www.missjessilee@blogspot.com

Jane said...

I bet it will look lovely on your complexion! This post comes at the perfect time; my hubby and I are headed to Florida in two weeks and I wanted something a littler more summary than my go-to shade (NARS Heat Wave- at your suggestion!). I'm going to have to stalk Sephora this weekend!

Jessica said...

I say a definite DO! I think it's a great pop of color for spring. Especially if you're wearing neutrals. How amazing is that second model's complexion?!

★ JASMINE ★ {Barbie-Bombshell} said...

DO DO DO!

Looks so good!

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Sarah Carlson said...

Do it! Alexis Bledel has the most beautiful porcelain/peaches creme complexion and the bright pink looks phenomenal. For my on the go, cheap pink, I go with Maybelline ColorSensational Fifth Ave. Fuchsia. It's amazing.

CAROLIN. said...

I am pale as you and I have to pay attention at finding the right pink for me. This is really important as we can see on Rihanna & Alexis because they both wear difficult colours in my opinion!
But the first and the fourth picture make me want to buy a pink lipstick NOW and so I think you should do it, too ;)

Arielle and Scout said...

Schiap by NARS! Slightly matte, stays all day, and works with my yellow skin tone.

Miss Bibliophile said...

Revlon's Lipbutter has a color called Lolipop that's bright but also somewhat sheer, so it's not too overwhelming. And aside from the pink lips, I'm loving the dewey, glowing skin on the model in the second picture!

Root said...

I've been seeing this really bright pale pink color that I would have NEVER thought to wear, but it looks so pretty. I was planning a Sephora trip to find it too :)
www.granola-ish.blogspot.com

H* said...

love Stila! what a pity they closed their stores here in Spain!

aislin said...

oh my goodness, alexis bledel's eyes make me want to rock pink just so [fingers crossed] my eyes pop like that too! i like to stick to the classic red but pink sounds fun!

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Nest Studio said...

I'm liking the very top and bottom images. Go for it!

Nomadic D. said...

Do! I got hooked last spring and wore it all through the summer. This, I think, is the most perfect shade of fuchsia:

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/2011/06/fuchsia.html

I haven't been wearing it in winter, it just feels somehow too much, but you can bet as things warm up I'll be busting it out again!

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

racherpeg said...

Oh I love it! In fact, I wore it for my wedding a few months ago. :)

Caitlin said...

I think it's a do! Pink is so pretty! Let us know how it goes for you.

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Mrs. P Vega said...

It's a bold statement. I'm not sure I could do it.

Sarah O'Brien said...

i love wearing bright pink lipsticks.

anglopologie said...

Totally do! Love hot pink!

Eva B. said...

I love it! however, you will prob never see me wearing it, as I am super self conscious about my teeth so I avoid anything that draws attention... I think on a young fresh face its beautiful, and it looks best with no makeup and beautiful skin... Xo

http://www.evabstyle.blogspot.com

Talking Thirty said...

Looks great on the girls pictured, but I don't think I could pull it off. I have a hard time taking myself seriously when wearing bright lip colors. I still feel like a 9 year old girl playing dress up who just broke into my mom's makeup drawer!

megan said...

I received a tube of a Nars one free once and thought I'd never use it, but its surprisingly easy to rock!

Christina said...

I am loving it, but I might not be able to pull it off with strawberry blond hair.

Lindsay R said...

love it! i would wear it in a heart beat.
i actually have a stain that is a lighter version. i'm not sure about how white it makes my teeth look but i wear it anyway.

Patrice said...

Being Filipino, pinks work best on me during the summer when I've got a little tan going. Can't wait.

Melissa Blake said...

Hmmm, i wonder how this shade would look with my red hair...

B. in the Know said...

I always default to a classic red, but I do have the matte finish hot pink from MAC that I wear when I am feeling more fun and plyaful. It adds a fun twist to my look - and is so great for those days when you are ready for spring now!
Much love,
B

The Cyclist's Wife said...

I'm trying not to say "eww no". But that is what my gut says. I think the only one pulling it off in those photo's is Rhianna.

Lindsay said...

Love all these looks! I much prefer pink over red!

Anonymous said...

Love it. I had some on today, though best for office/nights out because I've been hanging out with my baby son today and it makes smooching a challenge x Sophie

Liza said...

I too wear Nars Funny Face or MAC Impassioned. Sometimes I'll even wear MAC Girl About Town. Love a bright pink lip... I can't really pull off red.

Elle @ nutritionella said...

I LOVE hot pink lipstick! It's so the new red.

inspirenordic said...

I can never pull this off. However, if you rub a little tiny bit of red lipstick into the pink, it takes the edge off a little and still looks bright but in a subtler way :)

Erin S. said...

If you can find a shade that works with your skin tone, I say, go for it! It's a fresh way to look girlie yet sophisticated, especially as we head into spring.

maryfe said...

it's not me :)

Petites Merveilles said...

Go for it! It would be great for spring!

Cara said...

Joanna, one thing (among many) that I admire about you is how you make the simplest of things special. Some women would see a trip to Sephora as part of a routine - just something to get done, or even hassle. You make a visit to Sephora to pick out lipstick part of a fairy tale. I love and am inspired by it!

Abby said...

Love this! I recently did a post about bright lips, they're so gorgeous and young looking! Great for spring. And Alexis Bledel is a goddess!

Anonymous said...

Very timely. Did you see this:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/post/lead-in-lipsticks-which-brands-are-the-worst-offenders/2012/02/14/gIQAfNkiDR_blog.html

kati said...

joanna, i don't even like lipstick but i've been dying to find some this shade for months. this might get me to pull the trigger :)

Aya said...

I've been wanting to try this too and will be heading over to Sephora this weekend to try. I definitely want to check out that NARS one.

Here are a few other suggestions I saw on Refinery29:
http://www.refinery29.com/best-pink-lipsticks

cassandra said...

You're right. Nars Carthage is the BEST and looks good on everyone. I wear it everywhere with everything (except link clothes)and get a lot of compliments. Go for it!

http://itsthelittle-things.blogspot.com

Melody said...

Love it! I love the way this looks :) I've been meaning to experiment a bit with lip color.

teaandbubbly.blogspot.com

Erica Herold said...

I feel like I look live a ten year old who got into their mothers makeup bag when I wear any bold lipstick. Oh, how I wish I could pull this off!

ohandco said...

I never wore lipstick until recently. My lips are bigger and I'm not crazy about my smile .. so I never wanted to attract too much attention to my mouth. But I found the perfect shade that makes all the difference for me. I wear Cinique's A Different Grape – it doesn't make me look like I face planted in popsicle, or attract too much attention to my mouth, but it does enough to make me look polished and grown up. Funny, I generally hate the color purple.

Emily said...

Fun! As a fellow pale, freckled brunette, I recommend Benefit's "my treat". At first, I got it for fun but in the end rocked it all last spring/summer and LOVED it!!!

jessykah said...

i've just recently been brave enough to try red, so i'm definitely not ready for this color. i'm also pretty sure i would look like i was trying to pull off an 80s halloween costume with this shade, considering my pale skin and reddish hair. :(

Ellie said...

I LOVE Makeup Forever's lipstick in 36. It's a perfect bright pink/fuchsia that never fails me. Definitely put it on your try on list.

Lauren C.T. said...

I play with color quite a bit. I love bright pink lipstick, but the pink has to be just right... I had one I loved a couple years back and I haven't found one that has measured up to it recently. I also am a fan of corals and orangy reds. My absolute go-to is Ambrosia from Clinique. Love it!

j said...

I just went into Sephora on Tuesday to pick up bright pink but I chickened out. I keep getting the urge to go back, maybe this weekend! :)

Anonymous said...

I bought a Cover Girl lipstain last summer that I thougth was red, but ended up being very berry. Maybe I'll be in style with color after all!

Posh Pearl said...

The bright pink lipstick is fabulous! Nars Carthage is such a fab fuchsia color! I have a super soft spot for Nars Schiap, but I tend to reach for Nars Funny Face. So I may just have to stop by Sephora to pick up Nars Carthage!

P.S. I think this pink pout will look uber kitschy chic on you! Do it! :)

xx

Erica said...

Growing up my Gram used to wear the brightest of pinks all the time. She wouldn't leave the house without it on. My sisters and I used to giggle about how "loud" the color was on our cute little Gram. She recently passed away and her entire collection of lip sticks (most of which hadn't even been opened yet) were split up amongst me and my sisters. I have absolutely loved wearing the bright pinks and thinking how silly I was so giggle about Gram. She was obviously more stylish and chic than I ever knew!

Elisheva said...

Here in Israel, this trend has been going on for a couple of years. It is either you wear hot hot pink lipstick or nothing at all. However, tan girls wear it mostly, so it is stuck in my brain that I wouldn't be able to pull it off since I have fair skin. However, the fourth picture really makes me want to try it!

Nina said...

I love MAC's Show Orchid - looks just like the one Alexis Bledel is wearing

B said...

I love this, I'm trying to be brave enough to wear hot pink lipstick! Just barely bought a tube of a gorgeous red, slowly working my way up!

Love the blog!

-B, Good As Gold

Jessica said...

My mom gave me a bright pink metallic lipstick she got as a sample. I thought I would never wear it, but I tried once and have been wearing it almost every day for a few months now. It's "Poodle Skirt- Metallic" by Lancome and it goes with everything from casual to fancy!
-J

Celeste said...

I've been wearing a bright pink for a couple months now and I love it! It goes with nearly everything (I shy away from it when I'm wearing coral-pinks) and it's less expected than red.
I say go for it! I use a Makeup Forever color that's slightly lighter. It is really doable with my light skin.

Gee said...

the FDA just announced a recall on a bunch of lipsticks! eek! be sure to read: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/lead-found-400-lipsticks-report-food-drug-administration-article-1.1024418?localLinksEnabled=false

thenie said...

I’m usually quite minimalistic in my make-up and don’t really follow trends but I’m really liking this one. I think I’m going to try out NARS ‘Schiap’ as it’s supposed to be a good’n but now I’ll check out Carthage aswell! Thanks :)

Lisa said...
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Lisa said...

I just started wearing revlon's "kiss me coral" which is a lovely reto red/orange that is easier for me to pull of than bright pink :)

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Nicole said...

I would love to try it with the right outfit and for the right occasion. I could see myself rocking it on a night like my bowling league, when I usually wear something comfortable but fashionable.

rupertpie said...

Mac lipstick in Lickable is a fantastic hot pink and it glides on easily. Don't forget liner!

Allie Miller said...

I would love to have a how-to on the dewy skin and bright eye/natural look. I tried white eyeliner and just can't seem to get it...maybe a nude one? A lot of sandy color eyeshadows also end up orange on me. eek!

Natasha and Jesse said...

It looks good on models, but I definitely don't think I could pull it off.

Shelly said...

I ADORE bright red lips, I'm not sure I could pull off HOT pink (during the day). I'd be willing to give it a go a night though!

The ladies in the photos look fantastic though.

-Shelly
http://quietluxe.blogspot.com/

Jenny Kersting said...

I just read a blog post about the best cheap lipsticks http://www.sheblogssheblogs.com/2012/02/easy-polymer-clay-earring-tutorial.html
and bought Maybelline's 5th Ave Fuscia because of it. I am loving it!

Katelyn said...

I put this lipstick on and realized that it really only looks good if you meet the following conditions (or at least most of them):

- Young
- Beautiful
- Good Skin
- No other makeup
- Have a good smile (or just a smile), it looks terrible in a down-turned "regular face at work"

Lauren said...

Isn't it awesome how normal it's become to wear a bold lipstick for everyday?

I love Carthage. Was so glad to find it after trying Schiap so many times and being disappointed. I imagine wearing it all summer. (It's right around the corner, right?)

Lauren said...

I am wearing a bright pink lipstick right now--it's MAC's Girl About Town, and I love it. For a more neon pink, I love Milani's Rose Hip (and--get this--it's $6 at CVS). They're both fairly creamy and moisturizing, but not shiny at all. I had no idea that people were so afraid of pink--I honestly think that most people can pull it off.

Caitlin said...

Pretty! I want to try it out for Spring.

wikimariposa said...

I just recently fell in love with Lancômes new Rouge in Love line. Specifically the Midnight Rose color.... I'm obsessed.

meet emily said...

i picked up the carthage when we met there! it's amazing.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the name of the last model pictured?

Stella said...

I wear NARS' Shiap, it's a bright matte pink and it's just perfect ! (all NARS products are :) Yves Saint Laurent's Rouge Automatique #165 Champs Elysée (sounds soooooo Parisian !) is pretty too :)

xx

Stella

Q said...

http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2010/02/lipstick.html

Shannon Brickner said...

I just bought Nars Schiap. I usually wear red too, but this is a nice change. I didn't think I would like it on me, but after sampling it at Sephora I had to have it!

Anna said...

Erm, I REALLY recommend that everyone jumping on the lipstick bandwagon read up on the studies re: lead in lipsticks: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/02/15/lead-found-in-hundreds-of-popular-lipsticks/

Trust me, this does NOT mean you can't wear lipstick! I am a classic [non-toxic] red lady!

BE SAFE!

Sharon said...

i go through a bright pink lipstick phase every few years, but then usually fall back on my red.

Jillian said...

I've been wearing "Speak Louder" by MAC for quite some time and get great compliments. It's bold, but still just soft enough that you can wear it more often without over-kill.

Daniela said...

I definitely have PINK LIPSTICK! I love it so much it's unbelievable. I bought it from MAC and it wasn't very expensive either.

love love love - so the new red, but I won't be tossing the red...for safe keeping.

Eliza Jane said...

I've been all about the bright pink lipstick for about 5 months now.

The Vox said...

I'm not usually a fan of bold pink lipstick, but these look great! I would probably get the one Rihanna has in that picture.

Lotus Blossom Design said...

I'd try NARS Funny Face for the Audrey sentiment alone!

pieface said...

Rihana could make a ham sandwich look brilliant.

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid, I looked forward to being old enough to wear the bright version of Bumble Gum Pink lipstick.

Grace Lynne Fleming said...

really liking it too....gotta grab some and try it out come spring/summer

grace
http://herumbrella.com

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Nars Funny Face was recently named in the Top 10 lipsticks containing the highest lead content. :(

Desi McKinnon said...

I was going to wait until I was eighty to wear chalky bright lipstick, but now seems like as good a time as ever.

Paula said...

LOVE this hot pink shade no the lips!

It's a great way to do neon without committing to any piece in particular!

xoxo, Paula

http://www.treschicmama.com

Jenna E said...

I think the pink will look really good when you have a little bit of a tan. My skin is so blotchy and pastey to sport this right now :p

barefoot duchess said...

Do you have a suggestion from Maybelline?

tarakfoto said...

I chose to wear fuchsia lipstick at my wedding last October. I loved it! It's a very wearable color. http://ourblogoflove.com/davidkendrick/Index.cfm?postID=432

evelyn eslava photography said...

AHH LOVE IT!

Jess said...

Oh this is the post I needed to see! I just bought a hot pink lipstick and I didn't realise how pink it was and I thought I'd have to leave it be until June. I guess not, though! Yay!

Celeste said...

I love Revlon's Cherries in the Snow. It's about half way between red and hot pink and very wearable.

limonana said...

Also, here is the FDA list of lipsticks & how much lead each one contains in it (personally I'm the type of gal who prefers zero lead):

http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandIngredientSafety/ProductInformation/ucm137224.htm#expanalyses

Sammi said...

My Nan wears lipstick that colour and I am not a fan. I don't really wear much lipstick, in fact last night was the first time in years I wore any. Usually I am vaseline only.

MissB said...

I love hot pink lipstick. A freah alternative when you dont want to wear red!

http://fabugloss.blogspot.com/

Rose said...

LOVE pinks, I have a Dior show one that I think is discontinued that makes all outfits zing, very interested in trying Carthage (Nars is brilliant). I'm a red gal too but pink is kind to pale skins and very feminine

Caroline said...

my best friend is a makeup artist in nyc--she has always told me that pink is harder for people to pull off--reds with more of an orange in them tend to look better on most people since pink--hot pink especially tends to make your teeth look yellow-sh (yes, bummer, I know) You have to have serious bleach white teeth to pull this shade off--i say. BUT it is seriously cute!!

Kiley Kate said...

Covergirl has one I adore - Lip Perfection in Spellbound. I want to try the slightly purple lipstick too!

Amanda said...

I love the photo of Alexis Bledel. She has always been my favorite, ever since Gilmore Girls.

Bungalow1a said...

Love this post..so inspiring!

bungalow1a.blogspot.com

Jeniece Harris said...

Everyone should try pink! It makes me feel girly and alive when I put it on!

Jessi said...

Tarte Lipsurgence in Matte Lip Tint in Lively. It's gorgeous and bold and eye catching on my fair skin.

Erin / RINN shop said...

Yes!! I actually just bought MACs new colour Nicki Minaj Viva Glam. It's perfect for this look.

Melanie said...

Love the pink statement!!

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Fancy French Cologne said...

Yes!! Pink is totally the new red! I just got a tube of the generic kind from Sephora, and am totally in looooove. Can't wait to try other colors/brands!

thelittledandy said...

Lipstick and Mascara are my only go-tos. I love how lipstick can magically brighten up your face, and make you look instantly vibrant from dull! Love love love, definitely will be wearing this come spring!

Sharon Lim said...

Chanel Rouge Velvet Exuberance is gorgeous.

Aimee said...

I tried on a hot pink yesterday at Sephora - smashbox Electric Pink Matte. I loved it! I thought I would feel a little embarrassed or goofy, but instead I felt so fresh and pretty! I'm going to order it online today.

Dana said...

I was unsure about trying a hot pink lipstick but after reading this post I had to try! I love Rimmel London Kate Collection shade 06! It's almost matte and it's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

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New York apartments said...

Nice color of lipstick.
awesome post.

Anonymous said...

What is the name and brand of the lip color in the first picture?

Thank you

md said...

i researched and i think it's the MAC PRO chromographic pencil in magenta. i think you can get it online or in MAC PRO stores

Danielle Gunter said...

I have the same yellow-undertoned complexion, and I use YSL's Rouge Volupte Shine No. 6 "Pink In Devotion" and I love it!

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ManicMagpie said...

I must admit that I have two tubes of MACs Girl About Town. It's a lovely bright pink. Was my introduction to MAC lipsticks, and it's a classic satiny finish. (Not matte, not high-gloss.)

So far, it goes with everything. I've fallen back on it for years now, 1 light coat is enough, or coat/blot/touchup.
Classic !

ManicMagpie said...

PS
I am very fair, but have dark hair. EVERYONE can wear the right shade of pink, you just have to own it. Like true reds!

lalita parth sarthi said...

which one is the girl in first picture wearing ...i so loved it

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