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How to Find the Perfect Pink Lipstick for You

Tips on Finally Finding Your Signature Shade
Filed Under > Beauty & Tutorials

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If you’re a regular here on WOM, you’ll know that I can’t leave my house without my signature pink lip.  I’ve been wearing YSL ‘Rouge Pur Couture’ in Tropical Pink (49) for years after discovering its perfect bubbly pink hue.

A signature lip color is something I strongly believe every woman should know about herself.  Discovering that signature shade all starts with knowing your skin color/tone.  Do you have warm, cool or neutral tones?  Having my “colors” analyzed a few years ago was game changing for me and something I think about constantly whenever picking our clothes and makeup.  By assessing your skin’s color and tone, you’ll be on your way to finding a lip color that will always be your finishing touch to a polished look, as well as a major confidence boost.  

The best way to find the perfect pink lipstick is to test out a lot of them.  Finding your signature color takes time; think of it like dating.  Consider setting up an appointment with a beauty professional at a makeup counter, or do it on your own with less expensive options from the drugstore.  This way, you’ll try a handful of textures and tones to find the perfect one.  

If you have a warm skin tone, you’ll want to find a pink lipstick that has more rosy, coral and orange warm undertones.  On the other hand, if you have a cool skin tone (like me), stick to pink lipsticks that have more blues and purples in them. If you’re still not sure about your skin tone, here are a few easy hacks to figure it out

The next thing to consider is the texture and finish you’re hoping to achieve: do you want a high-gloss or matte look?  I personally prefer high-gloss because matte makes my lips feel too dry.  Don’t get me wrong, matte is beautiful, but it’s just not for me.  Since I like a glossy finish, I’ve started to use NARS lip gloss (that has just a hint of pink) on top of my YSL Tropical Pink

Once you do find your signature pink lipstick, stock up!  They always seem to discontinue my favorites, and I’ve learned my lesson the hard way.  Tell me friends, have you found your perfect pink lipstick?!  Truly, MKR

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Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha

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