14 Pink Lip Colors for Valentine’s Day

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, MAC Makeup, Makeup

There’s something about wearing pink lips on Valentine’s Day that just feels *right*!


If you’re looking for the perfect pink for your pout, consider one of these 14 pink lipsticks and glosses. 🙂

Bright pinks

Sometimes a bold, bright pink lip is the only way to go. Pair any of these dramatic lips with thick black cat eyeliner and some false lashes for a show-stopping look.

One of my favorites is MAC Hello Kitty Lipglass in Sweet Strawberry ($14), pictured above. Sweet and sexy at the same time!

Or, if you’re in the mood for something less shiny, how about Milani Velvet Lipstick Creamy Lipcolor in Royale ($5)?

For those who want to bring the bling, consider N.Y.C. New York Color Ultra Last Lip Wear in Blue Rose ($2).

Rosy pinks

Okay, so maybe a bold pink lip isn’t your thang; think about rose shades for a more conservative spin. I dig ’em with shimmery browns or pink shadows and blushes.

Budget lovin’ beauties might love Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy Comfort Lip Color in Pink Blossom($10)

…or Sally Hansen Moist & Matte Liquid Color in Taffeta ($8).

If you’re in the mood to splurge, Givenchy Rouge Interdit in Maharani Rose ($27) could tickle you pink…

…as could Yves Saint Laurent Pur Gloss in Pure Fuschia ($29)!

Cool pinks

Perhaps you’re thinking about wearing something cool on your eyes. How about one of these cool pinks?

Clarins Joil Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick in Pink Sugar($24) would look fab with gray smokey eyes or pale shimmery greens or blues.

Clinique Long Last Glosswear in First Blush ($14) might look pretty with pale frosty pinks or purples.

If your heart desires a cool pink with shimmer and shine, take a look at Sally Hansen Diamond 12 Hour Lip Treatment in In Love ($6).

Warm pinks

Want a warmer pink? N.Y.C. New York Color in Rose Gold ($2) , a fantastic budget bargain, pairs perfectly with washes of warm gold or bronze eyeshadow.

Nude pinks

Last but not least — the nude pink lip! She’s always smokin’ hot with smokey eyes.

Paul & Joe Lipstick in Opening Night ($20) goes well with blue, black or gray smokey eyes.

If you crave more shine, Sally Hansen Natural Shine Lip Gloss in Sweet Pink ($8) will bring the bling to that pout.


And finally, my favorite: Nars Lipgloss in Sweet Revenge ($24). Can’t you see her looking elegant with a warm and shimmery bronze-brown smokey eye? LOVE IT!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Meredith says:

    i love that NARS gloss!! well.. i love everything NARS, haha.

  2. Nadrah says:

    I love all of these as much as I liked the gorgeous pink shoes 😀 I especially adore the NYC lippie in blue rose- such a beautiful finish!!

  3. Maggie says:

    oooh, they all look so pretty!

  4. MMMMMM great post! I am really loving the Hello Kitty one and am trying to resists because I am not into the packaging and the idea of it. MUST RESIST, LOL! I also love Pink Sugar by Clarins!

    Vampy Varnish´s last blog post..Lack of Postings…

  5. Kate says:

    Lesse, Kate’s list of Favorites:

    1. Hello Kitty for MAC–Sweet Strawberry
    2. Sally Hanson Beauty Inspired bu Carmindy–Pink Blossom
    3. Sally Hanson Moist & Matte Lip Color–Taffeta (my favorite)
    4. Sally Hanson Diamond 12 Hour Lip Treatment–In Love
    5. NYC New York Color–Rose Gold
    6. Paul & Joe–Opening Night (second favorite)
    7. Sally Hanson Natural Shine–Sweet Pink

  6. charlene says:

    this is such a great post! thanks Karen! that Clarins one really caught my eye…and the NARS!

  7. Glosslizard says:

    Ooh, Sweet Strawberry looks nicer than I thought! I also really like the Sally Hansen Taffeta and the Maharani Rose (there’s a surprize)!

    I was at MAC this morning and tried a combo with Lavender Whip lipstick topped with Hello Kitty Fast Friends lipglass! It was amazingly beautiful! I still didn’t buy any of them, but Lavender Whip now has my attention for its layering possibilities….. 🙂

  8. Elena says:

    I love Milani’s lipsticks! Almost as good as MAC, for about half the price! I also loved your blog post about Craigslist this morning. You cheered me up before a long day. 😀

  9. Joanne says:

    I loved this post! I liked most of the colors. I wasn’t too sure about Sweet Strawberry for HK mac when I saw it in person, but I never tried it in the store. It looks pretty! I especially like the Clarins pink sugar because it looks similar to my favortie discontinued lip color from Aura Science.

  10. Lehea says:

    Sweet strawberry is awesome! Just got that with my pre-order from Macy’s yesterday. I even have some stuff being sent from the MAC site. Yeeeee!!!

  11. Susan says:

    So pretty! I love the pinks…I just bought Clinique lipgloss (with SPF) in Fireberry and love it, too. It has a bit of gold shimmer to it, along with the pink.

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Meredith,

    That Nars gloss is the SHIZZ! If you don’t have it you better run out and get it, asap!

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Nadrah,

    I like that one, too. It’s so edgy and different, and the blue makes it really pop!

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Maggie,

    🙂 You can’t go wrong with pink lips for V-day!

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Vampy Varnish,

    Heya! How did your interview go?

    Oh, and Clarins lipsticks are *fabulous*! I think you’ll heart Pink Sugar.

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Kate,

    Yay, another Sally Hansen fan! I love their lip stuff. They work great and cost affordable. 🙂

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Charlene,

    You’re welcome. Those are two of my faves, so I hope you try ’em both!

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Yeah, Sweet Strawberry turned out to be quite a hot lipgloss. It looked soo dark in the tube so I wasn’t feeling it at first. Oh, if you try it you’ll have to look for the tiny blue flecks.

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Elena,

    Milani is new to me, and I am feeling the line so far. 🙂

    Glad to have cheered you up after a long day. At the time that was written years ago my heart felt like it had been stomped on — it’s good to know that something good came out of it!

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Joanne,

    Bummer that your favorite lip color got discontinued. I hope that Pink Sugar is a good replacement color.

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Lehea,

    SWEEEET! Have you tried any looks yet?

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Susan,

    I heart Fireberry! It’s one of my go-to Long Last Glosswear shades. 🙂

  23. Hi! Actually I didn’t interview after all. I decided it just wasn’t going to make me happy either because it’s still not really what I like doing so I backed out. I am happy with that decision.

    I have never bought anything by Clarins, amazing huh? Guess I need to branch out!

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  24. Joanne says:

    I will have to see pink sugar in person. But I don’t usually spend that much on lipstick. but if its similar, it might be worth the price =).

    Oh! And I haven’t gotten the chance to play with my “too dolly” eye palette. I’m somewhat intimidated by the colors

  25. Amanda says:

    i love them all! great post-I will be doing some pink tomorrow for sure. 😉

  26. Holly says:

    I bought sweet strawberry yesterday and I LOVE IT!!!

  27. Alix says:

    AWESOME post, I think I have to go shopping now! How is it I’ve never noticed that Nars gloss before? Gotta check it out!

  28. Dominique says:

    So I’m sitting here looking at your swatches, and I fell in love with Blue Rose. I go to find what brand it is so I can buy it, and it’s WHAT? N.Y.C.??? What a shocker, lol! An awesome lipstick, and only $2!!
    .-= Dominique’s last blog post… Manbrow-be-gone =-.

  29. Veky says:

    I can’t believe I haven’t seen this post before! Anyway, Blue Rose is my favorite and I can’t believe it’s only 2$. 😀

    Have you tried it to wear a bit longer? How is it? 🙂

    Thanks Karen!
    .-= Veky’s last blog post… Fyrinnae and Pure Luxe – purple pigments comparison =-.

  30. Hana Berlin says:

    I love the way your lips look the same in every pic!!! That’s AMAZING!!! I love your blog… =)

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