14 Pink Lips for Valentine’s Day: Which Is Your Favorite One?

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Pink lips get a lot of love from me 365 days a year, but on Valentine’s Day I usually pay them extra attention.


And that’s because I usually spend more time than I’d care to admit trying to figure out which particular pink to wear out to dinner with El Hub.

What do you think? Which of the following 14 pink lipsticks, balms and glosses do you like best? These are some of the shades that frequently catch my eye.

Yes, I busted a Tabs this morning and tried on every single one…

There’s a pretty wide range represented here, from splurge-worthy brands like Chanel and YSL, to budget-friendlier brands like Soap & Glory and L’Oreal.

Oh, and if your favorite pink lip isn’t listed here, let me know what it is in the comments. Inquiring minds want to know. πŸ™‚

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Fuchsia Dore, $32

Soap and Glory A Great Kisser in Chocolate Cherry, about $8

MAC Kissable Lipcolour in Woo Me, $18

MAC Lipsticks from the left in Quick Sizzle, Innocence Beware and Naughty Saute, $14.50 each

Jouer Lip Sheer in Capri, $22

L’Oreal Infallible Le Gloss in Pink Topaz, $9.99

Chanel Roses Ultimes de Chanel Glossimers from the left in Surprise, Desir and Jalousie, $29.50 each

Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrafull Glosses in Sugar Pink (top) and Flamingo (bottom), $21 each

Bite BeautyLip Shine in Melon, $20

Lip swatches…

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Fuchsia Dore

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Fuchsia Dore

Soap and Glory A Great Kisser in Chocolate Cherry

Soap and Glory A Great Kisser in Chocolate Cherry

MAC Kissable Lipcolour in Woo Me

MAC Kissable Lipcolour in Woo Me

MAC Lipstick in Naughty Saute

MAC Lipstick in Naughty Saute

MAC Lipstick in Innocence Beware

MAC Lipstick in Innocence Beware

MAC Lipstick in Quick Sizzle

MAC Lipstick in Quick Sizzle

L’Oreal Infallible Le Gloss in Pink Topaz

L’Oreal Infallible Le Gloss in Pink Topaz

Jouer Lip Sheer in Capri

Jouer Lip Sheer in Capri

Chanel Roses Ultimes de Chanel Glossimer in Jalousie

Chanel Roses Ultimes de Chanel Glossimer in Jalousie

Chanel Roses Ultimes de Chanel Glossimer in Desir

Chanel Roses Ultimes de Chanel Glossimer in Desir

Chanel Roses Ultimes de Chanel Glossimer in Surprise

Chanel Roses Ultimes de Chanel Glossimer in Surprise

Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrafull Glosses in Flamingo

Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrafull Glosses in Flamingo

Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrafull Glosses in Sugar Pink

Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrafull Glosses in Sugar Pink

Bite BeautyLip Shine in Melon

Bite BeautyLip Shine in Melon

Breaded cats

Yes, that’s right. Breaded cats. They’ve gone viral (they’re the hottest things since sliced bread), and it sounds like it’s pretty easy to do…

Step 1: Poke hole through slice of bread.
Step 2: Insert cat’s face in hole.
Step 3: Snap photo.
Step 4: Share. πŸ™‚

Who knows? Maybe your kitty will be one of the lucky felines featured.


Unknown cat suffering great humiliation…

Tabs? Mommy wants to show you something, haha!

It’s a good thing he likes whole wheat…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Tracy says:

    Youl look so amazing in hot pink lips Karen!! I think you should wear one of those Chanel Glossimers to dinner!
    And the breaded cats–why?Just why? Poor kitty.
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  2. Naomi says:

    Tabs is super cute here! Right now my favourite pink lipstick is MAC Hug me and lipgloss is Revlon Hot Pink

  3. Anonymous says:

    You look so cute with the hair clips!!

  4. Quick Sizzle is my favorite of these – I love hot pink πŸ˜€
    Emi at Project Swatch recently posted … Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick Review, Swatches, Photos

  5. Alyse says:

    The super brights like L’oreal Pink Topaz and Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Fuchsia Dore are amazing on you!
    Please, please, WHAT did you use for the rest of your makeup look in these photos? It looks fantastic, and really anchors the look for the pink lips. Love!

  6. LEAH says:

    I love the chanel gloss in jalousie the most on you!

  7. Heather says:

    I really like both the Anastasia in Sugar Pink and the BiteBeauty in Melon on you – wery purdy! My fav pink on me (so far) is Mac Creemsheen Glass in Double Dare. Tonight, I cannot, but would love to bread my cats. My hubbie and I are on the 4 hour diet (lost 8 pounds so far this year – woo hoo!) so we have no bread in the house. I’ll enjoy the pics of *other* breaded cats though!

  8. tiffany says:

    I like quick sizzle and pink topaz the best for Valentine’s day! so pretty! also, breaded cats made me LOL. I sent my friend the link – she has 4 cats – and told her she needs to do it for me!

  9. Jessica says:

    I love Quick Sizzle on you the most and ironically, I’m wearing the same one today too!! πŸ˜€
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  10. Tiffany says:

    Quick Sizzle looks great on you… all the brighter pinks do. Have a happy Valentine’s day!

  11. Chris25 says:

    My fave pink is NARS Funny Face. Here it is in action: http://themakeuptrain.com/2011/08/15/lotd-nars-funny-face/

    My cats would eat the bread before I could take a photo. πŸ˜›

  12. Paris B says:

    Oh I love how you look in the YSL one. I’ve been wanting to get my mitts on that particular one because I’ve heard so many good things about it. Soon… soon… πŸ™‚
    Paris B recently posted … If I’m going to sport a New Look let it be pink eyeshadow with the Dior Rose Porcelaine palette

  13. Chryztyners says:

    MAC lipstick in Naughty Saute! looks great on ya.

  14. Becca says:

    Your complexion has been looking particularly flawless and, while not oily in any way, still very luminous and glowy. I HAVE to know your secret! Please share!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Becca,

      Here I’m wearing MAC Strobe Cream, Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation and Tarte Pressed Powder. In these pics I’m wearing less foundation and powder, which I think allows the sheen from MAC Strobe to come through.

      • Becca says:

        Thanks Karen! I definitely think the less foundation works for you. You have great skin and you look so youthful and glowy in these pics! So jealous! Do you just do the strobe cream for pictures or do you wear it going out as well? I tend to get quite oily throughout the day, so I don’t want to look like a disco ball…

        • Karen says:

          Aw, thanks Becca. πŸ™‚

          I use Strobe Cream every day! Even if I’m just going out to get a cup of coffee. It adds a little bit of life and dimension to the skin, which is why I like it.

          If you tend to get oily, you could always just apply it to places where you want a little glow, like the eyes, underneath the eyes and your cheeks.

  15. Vonvon says:

    I love Woo Me a lot for myself, but I think bright hot pinks look great on you.

    That said, I love bright hot pinks on myself too! πŸ™‚
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  16. You look GREAT with any lip product the human race has ever concocted! Hot pink looks sizzling hot on you!

    I ended up wearing Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait for VDay. It’s nice, but I was a bit bummed out because I thought my NARS Mexican Rose would have been here by last night. Was really looking forward to wearing that instead.

    I’m going to search for a piece of bread AND a way to do this without making a mess, but since both Tango and Muffin are sleeping it might not be SO hard lol

  17. I like the more neutral tones, the brighter ones would look….not so pretty on me πŸ™‚ I would however be made up perfectly for Valentines, chocolate girl with pink icing tee hee The MAC Innocence Beware & Woo Me are my 2 favorites but you look wonderful in them all.

  18. Sarah says:

    LOVE all of these! Quick question regarding the glossimers – do Surprise & Jalousie have shimmer/glitter in them?

  19. Nina says:

    love love em! so tempted to grab a kissable lip color … or two! πŸ™‚

    i was wearing quick sizzle yesterday and i think i shocked my boss at how bright my lips were!!!

  20. eight says:

    They’re all so pretty, but I think I like Quick Sizzle the best!

    Also, breaded cats? Oh, internets…

  21. Amy D. says:

    I absolutely love the pictures in this post! The ones with the candy hearts are so cute and creative!

  22. Kim says:

    Oh, you look great in everything! I think for me it would be YSL’s, Jouer’s or Anastasia’s in Sugar Pink. I can’t see myself in a fuchsia. πŸ™‚

    Btw, I love how you worked the candy hearts Shake It and Time 2 Dance into prominent spots. Awesome. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Girlfriend, not to be your enabler or anything, but those YSL glosses are kind of amazing! They have lots of nude colors, too (hint hint). Anywho, review to come.

      SO OF COURSE you know the dance-related hearts have to have top billing! πŸ˜€

      How was your Valentine’s Day?

      • Kim says:

        I loved your YSL review and, you’re right, they look totally awesome. I need to do another Sephora haul soon so I’m definitely going to keep these in mind! πŸ™‚

        My V-day was good! The Hubs is out of town so there was no romance but I got great homemade Valentines from the fellas and I gave them the 3-piece chocolate I got at work – they’re saving the last piece for Daddy. They thought that was a fabulous trade! Oh, and I’m not a candy scrooge or anything; I just didn’t buy them any because they give and get so much at school. We end up throwing a ton of it out.

  23. Yelena says:

    on you, MAC quick sizzle πŸ˜‰

  24. MAC Quick Sizzle for sure! It’s the perfect hot pink hue. Also, love Tabs’ bread hat Lol!

  25. KristyQ says:

    I love the tokidoki bobbies in your hair πŸ™‚ Oooh, and Chanel’s glossimer in Desir is my fave!

  26. Katrina says:

    Chanel’s Desir, for sure!

  27. Denise says:

    Tabs really loves his mommy…you are the best thing since sliced bread that has ever happened to him, and I bet you feel likewise:) Added Naughty Saute to list of lippies to look at, thanks a bunch.

    P.S. Purrs and pets to Tabs from me and my not-so-small feline brood.

  28. Mishel says:

    I’m pretty sure u look the most beautiful in these pics Karen. hope u had a great valentines!

  29. Kide says:

    Tabs looks so cute and that look in his face just seems to be saying:”Oh no, you did not just do that”.

  30. Ines says:

    My favorite bright pink lipsticks are Chanel Rouge Allure – Insolente and Guerlain Rouge G – Gaela. Muted pinks would include Chanel Rouge Coco – Mademoiselle and MAC Lustre – Sweetie. Favorite pink lipgloss would probably be Chanel Glossimer – Astral & Venus.

    As you can see I adore pink lippies :). A girl can never have too many pink (or Chanel) lippies!

    I tried the breaded cat with LeRoux and Cha Cha, no dice. LeRoux took it off promptly and ate the bread, and Cha Cha gave me such a death glare that I had to remove it for fear of my own safety… But I agree, it’s hilarious!

    • Karen says:

      Chanel Astral is AMAZING. Easily one of my top 10 pink glosses, for sure!

      That’s funny to me that LeRoux likes bread. Tabs is a whole wheat kind of cat.

      • Ines says:

        You should try Venus too! It’s fuchsia/cherry pink with gold sparkle – would look SUPER hawt on your tanned skin tone…

        LeRoux likes the inside of baguettes the best but he also likes Chinese bao! Cha Cha will not touch anything unless it is meat/fish/cheese (or oddly enough, pesto rosso).

  31. Joanna says:

    MAC Lipstick in Quick Sizzle

  32. Sam says:

    Quick question: Are those Chanel Glossimers limited edition?

  33. Valerie says:

    You look amazing in all of them but I think my favorite is MAC Quick Sizzle.

    Last night I wore MAC Red Dwarf for my Sweet Baboo on our Valentine date.

  34. Devon says:

    Awesome, Karen! You look beautiful in all of these shots… have done the Soap and Glory, MAC, and L’Oreal…

    Found this to be kind of unique too – heck it has a light!


    Also on the down-market side, considering the Maybelline shine sensational…


    P.S. Cute kitty!!! Awww!

  35. JaNelleS says:

    Must have quick sizzle now! LOL

  36. Delaney says:

    My favorite of the moment is the Rimmel lasting finish lipstick in Candy(002). Its a beautiful frosty pink. I’m obsessed πŸ™‚

  37. Liz says:

    Que lindo esse gatinho!

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