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3 Ways to Wear Pink Lipstick for Every Skin Tone

Think you can’t wear pink lipstick? Think again, because your search for the perfect shade is officially over. We’ve done the hard work for you, from working out which shade will suit your skin tone to finding a finish for every occasion.

Get lit-looking lips in your most fire shade of pink lipstick with three ways to wear each one: glossy, satin or matte. Between a blue-toned electric pink and a caramel-hued nude pink lipstick, your perfect shade is just a few swatches away…

If You Have Fair Skin…

Your Pink Lipstick Shades: Pale, light and delicate pinks with a blue undertone. Think sugary pastel and candy pinks to build a pop of colour on lips, or peachy pinks to warm your complexion.

Go Glossy: Get lips looking shiny AF with a sweep of pink lip gloss. Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint in Master Pink was made for you; an easy-to-wear pastel pink hue that works with the cooler undertones in most fair skins while serving up a high-shine sheen.

Chic in Satin: Feeling a nude-pink satin number? Be a bougie babe in Stay Satin Liquid Lipstick in It Girl, which is delicate and light enough to suit most fair skin tones, with a super-luxe satin texture to take your lip look to the next level.

Make it Matte: We’re all about a pink matte lipstick look. Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pink Bliss will look as good with a light gold shimmer wash on eyes as with a classic grey smoky eye. It’s light and creamy, featuring a pop of pink to brighten a fair complexion.
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Rimmel London Oh My Gloss! In Ooh La La!

If You Have Medium Skin…

Your Pink Lipstick Shades: Orange- and warm-toned pink lipstick shades are the perfect match to medium and tanned complexions. For a more nude-toned hue, opt for caramel pinks and shades with a hint of brown, like a dusky pink.

Go Glossy: Get your pink lipstick looking flawless with Oh My Gloss! In Ooh La La. This smooth, glossy formula is a bright, orange-y pink that works with warmer skin tones, featuring a mirror-shine finish to make your whole look pop.

Chic in Satin: Warmer medium skin tones will look *flames* with a sweep of Lasting Finish Lipstick in Nude Pink on lips. This hot hue will work alone as a statement shade, or you can wear it with a sweep of bold coloured eyeliner to switch up your look.

Make it Matte: Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Rose & Shine is a true rosy pink that will light up olive and tanned complexions. Blot with tissue and reapply for additional staying power and to build up a velvety-matte finish.

If You Have Deep Skin…

Your Pink Lipstick Shades: Bright, fuchsia pink lipstick or shades with a hint of purple or burgundy are your perfect lip match, contrasting beautifully with your skin tone. Try a bold, purple-toned pink with a slight berry hue to step up your lip look.

Go Glossy: Veil lips in a brightening berry hue to lift your look in an instant. Stay Satin Liquid Lipstick in Rad delivers a slick pink-purple shade that will stand out on your feed and beyond.

Chic in Satin: A silky, satin finish in a highly-pigmented shade. Get your pink lipstick game strong with a sweep of Lasting Finish Lipstick in Sugar Plum. This purple-hued, shimmering shade works perfectly with deeper skin tones.

Make it Matte: Your ultimate matte pink lipstick shade is Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Heartbeat. It’s bright and bold with a major matte texture that looks fire paired with a blush-toned smokey eye or winged liner.
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