PINK lipsticks are ALSO a blondes BFF! ~ Darian Darling: A Guide To Life For Modern Blondes!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

PINK lipsticks are ALSO a blondes BFF!

I must admit...I love a gorgeous, vivid pink lipstick almost as much as a red one. It's a slightly softer, more playful option for a blonde bombshell. Less Marylin, more Barbie BUT still just as glamorous. Think lush, unapologetic hues that look great while driving a pink Cadillac convertible, nothing tame or muted with brown. Jayne Mansfield preferred pink shades over red. Angelyne too. From baby-doll to neon, here are my top picks for the best options on the market. It's time to re-think PINK!

Schiap Semi-Matte Lipstick by NARS

This vivid, startling shade was inspired by the avant-garde 1920s/30s fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, and is based on her signature color, which she called "Shocking Pink".  She described it as "life-giving, like all the light and the birds and the fish in the world put together, a color of China and Peru but not of the West." Yves Saint Laurent later referred to the color as "having the nerve of aggressive, brawling, warrior pink." It features a long lasting, velvet texture and is non-drying.

Buy it at Sephora

 #33 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick by Make Up For Ever

 This beautiful flamingo pink shade is probably the softest and most wearable option on the list.  It's warm, shrimp like quality is extremely flattering and looks tropical and lush. It's formulated with 50% more pigment than the traditional lipstick and gives an immediate true-to-color result. A blend of three natural waxes, the creamy texture glides on effortlessly.

Buy it at Sephora  

Show Orchid Amplified Creme Lipstick by MAC

This high voltage, iridescent blue/violet fuchsia shade is my personal favorite and definitely not for the demure! This lipstick is so intense in fact, it's only available at MAC PRO industry stores. It features an ultra-moist formula with a high shine finish, plus special pigments that allow for added clarity of color, and goes on creamy and smooth. Wear it if you dare!

Order from the MAC PRO New York Showroom (212) 229-4830

#7 Lingerie Pink Rouge Volupté Lipstick by YSL

The baby-doll nightgown of pink lipsticks, this creamy, dreamy, pale shade calls to mind flipped hairdos, Gidget and early 1960's innocence. Perfect for when you're in a girlie mood. Featuring a satiny smooth texture and a high shine finish, the tube features a tiny mirror on the lid for easy touch ups!

 Buy it at Sephora

 Pink Nouveau Satin Lipstick by MAC

This is the ultimate Barbie, bubblegum pink shade. It's delectable, candy color has the faintest hint of lilac and is perfect for when you want to get all "dolled" up. It is also one of Lady GaGa's favorite colors, and was the inspiration for her shade of Viva Glam lipstick. The formula provides a high color payoff and a semi-matte, cream finish.

Buy it at MAC Cosmetics

1 comment:

  1. I swear this is ironic. I did a update on fb today that said "" I'm obviously not blonde but I've recently started wearing pink. MAC Girl About Town is my favorite so far!