My very first lipstick was a bright fuchsia-pink from Maybelline… I can’t remember the name now, but I think it was supposed to have diamond powder in it? (Yeah, right!)
I was 16 at the time, and my best friend Giorgia gave it to me before I left to go to school on the French Riviera for a month. She had the same lipstick, and we used to share it before going out on Saturday night.
Ahhh, good times… 🙂
Since I was a little sad to leave her for a whole month, she gave it to me and said, “Never underestimate the brightening power of bright pink lipstick.”
You know what?
She was totally right!
Not only is bright pink lipstick one of my favorite ways to brighten up my complexion, it also never fails to brighten my mood!
Seriously, try it sometime, and if you need some ideas, here are five of my bright pink lipstick summertime faves.
1. YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats in Fuchsia Fetiche ($37)
Just kidding! I think I’d still choose that one, as not only is it a great lipstick, but it also has sentimental value for me, because I got it last time I was in San Francisco, which is a city I’ve been completely in love with since I spent a year at Cal as an exchange student.
But my favorite, favorite lipstick of all time is YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats in 208 Fuchsia Fetiche.
I absolutely adore EVERYTHING about this lipstick. I love how luxuriously long-lasting, beautiful and extremely comfortable it is.
Not to mention, I love the shade! It’s the brightest, most gorgeous raspberry fuchsia I’ve ever seen.
Seriously, gurl, if you’ve never tried the YSL Rouges Pur Couture The Mats, I highly, highly recommend checking them out next time you’re at a counter.
2. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Lost Cherry ($32)
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Lost Cherry is my latest acquisition of this bunch, and I’m already completely in love (it didn’t take long).
First of all, I’m a big fan of the rose gold packaging, but trust me, it’s not just that! I also adore the lightweight, creamy formula and beautiful coral-pink hue.
3. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage ($28)
I think I’ve mentioned NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage among the lipsticks I love that hardly anyone ever talks about, but I could not not include it here as well, since it’s one of my favorites lipsticks to wear in summer.
I usually just pair it with lots of black mascara and nothing else, and then I’m ready to face Bologna’s unbearable heat.
4. Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 03 Strawberry Kissed ($14)
Liquid lipstick lovers, this one’s for you!
Actually, even if you’re not the biggest fan of liquid lipsticks, you might still like Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 03 Strawberry Kissed, a sensational strawberry-pink.
It’s not particularly moisture-sucking (I actually find it pretty comfy!), and it doesn’t crumble off my lips like some liquid lipsticks tend to do.
Also, at $14, it’s the most budget-friendly option of the bunch.
5. MAC Lipstick in Fusion Pink ($17)
And here’s an oldie but a goodie!
Fusion Pink was my first MAC lipstick ever, and it’s one here I recommend if you just want nothing to do with mattes.
It has MAC’s Amplified finish, which means that it packs a punch in the pigment department and is pretty long-lasting, too. Plus, it has an unexpected iridescent sheen that makes lips look fuller.
Aaaand that’s a wrap! But before we go, please let me know what your favorite bright pink lipsticks are. I’m curious.
Oh, and can you remember what your very first lipstick was? How did you get your hands on it?