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How to Wear Pink Lipstick and Pink Lip Gloss

Pink Lipstick is one of those lip colors that should be a staple in your lipstick collection alongside red lipstick and nude lipstick. Fun, bold, and exciting – a swipe of pink lipstick can instantly liven up your look.

How to Select the Best Shade of Pink Lipstick for You

Although pink lipstick is a relatively universally flattering lipstick shade – it's still a good idea to look at some key factors when selecting your perfect pink lipstick: first understanding the different variations of pink lipsticks, and secondly considering your skin tone.

Pink Lipstick Shades

Pink lipsticks can come in many different variations, hues, tones, and intensities. Unlike Nude Lipsticks and Red Lipsticks which are pretty standard – pink lipsticks aren’t universal.

Nude Pink: Nude pink lipstick shades can be a nice balance between a nude lipstick and pink lipstick — they’re subtle with just a hint of pink color.

Baby Pink: Baby pink shades are often much lighter than your skin tone and have a pale and almost concealer like look to them. Baby pink is a lip color that looks especially great when worn as a lip gloss.

Bright Pink Lipsticks: Bright pink and hot pink lipsticks can be either warm or cool toned and add a fun pop of color to your look.

Fuchsia Lipsticks: Fuchsia Pink lipsticks are the perfect balance of a bright bold pink with a hint of purple. All skin tones can wear these.

Pink Lipstick for Your Skin Tone:

Bright Cool Pink lipstick worn on a light skin tone

Pink Lipstick for Fair and Light Skin: Those with a light skin tone will find that bright cool pink shades are the most flattering. For a bold pink lipstick try Absolu Rouge Cream in 355 Rose Cocktail, a bright cool pink. For a nude pink shade try 264 Peut-Etre.

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Pink Lipstick for Medium Skin: Medium skin-tones can play with either warm or cool pink lipstick shades. Absolu Rouge Cream in 264 Peut-Etre Cool Pink Orchid is a cool pink which adds a beautiful color to the lips and is especially flattering on medium skin tones.

Bright Cool Fuchsia Pink lipstick worn on dark skin

Pink Lipstick for Dark Skin: Darker skin tones are best with bright pinks and cool fuchsia pink shades. For a darker skin tone try Intimatte Lipstick in 388 Rose Lancome.

Choose Your Formula and Finish: Matte or Cream

Lipstick typically comes in two different finishes – cream and matte. Whichever you choose comes down to the look you’d prefer.

Creamy and satin-sheen finishes can work great for nude pink lipstick shades and bright pink lipstick shades – and especially for baby pink lipstick shades which can sometimes accentuate texture on the lips. Our L’Absolu Rouge Cream Lipsticks feature a creamy and luxurious the formula and some shades feature a soft shimmer. The formula is enriched with 30% moisturizing rose balm and hyaluronic acid so lips are left feeling comfortable and hydrated – and despite the ultra-creamy formula – the lipstick sets to a smudge resistant lip color which doesn’t bleed into the lip line.

Bold pink lipsticks and fuschia pink lipsticks can look especially great in matte finishes. For a classic matte lipstick our L’Absolu Rouge Matte Lipstick deliver pure color in a creamy matte finish and have long-lasting staying power.

For a powder-matte finish that looks luxurious try our L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte Lipstick each shade has a buildable, lightweight comfortable formula that glides over lips with ease. You can apply directly from the tube for bold color or consider blending with your fingertips for a blurred matte style lipstick effect.

Pink Lip Gloss

Perhaps a creamy full color and coverage lipstick isn’t your preferred preference – in this case you may prefer to choose a lip gloss instead.

Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss (the classic and iconic lip gloss) is available in a range of pink lip gloss shades in sparkle finishes and creamy finishes – they’re perfect for a tint of glossy color to the lips. You may also like to try L’Absolu Lip Gloss for a creamier and pigmented gloss.

Pink Lip Gloss Shades

Sheer Pink Lip Gloss: For a sheer shade that really lets your natural lip color peak through try our Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss in 383 Premier Baiser (SHEER)

Baby Pink Lip Gloss: Try our baby pink Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss shade: 03 Dreamsicle (Creamy).

Cool Bold Pink Lip Gloss: Try our L’Absolu Lip Gloss in 317 Pourquoi pas.

Fuchsia Pink Lip Gloss: L’Aboslu Lip Gloss in 383 Premier Baiser.

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