There are 2 makeup trends that you will see over and over again this spring: neutrals and pinks. Luckily, these are trends that you can take off the runway and put into your makeup bag. However, though these are natural and pretty colors, it is still difficult to find those shades that don’t look too bright/ crazy or wash you out. In the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing with you some of my top finds in the wide range of pink and neutral products – starting with the 2 colors that I used to produce the sparkly pink lip you see above.
I have warm, fair skin with yellow undertones, but I feel like these colors would be universally flattering for fairer complexions, though perhaps a little too light for darker skinned beauties. For them, I would suggest something that packs in a little more pigment.
I started off by applying Prescriptives’ Colorscope Lipstick in Pink Fizz which they describe as a “vivid pink with gold shimmer.” This is accurate though I feel like the product gives off more of a frost than a shimmer. My favorite part besides the color is that it has a gorgeous rose scent. I don’t know what they put in there, but its the most refreshing floral scent I’ve ever experienced in a makeup product (and I am usually not even a fan of rose). The texture is also light, not too creamy and doesn’t dry you out at all.
To top off my lipstick, I used a new gloss from MAC’s limited edition Fafi collection: Lipglass in Cult Fave. And I have just joined that cult. This gloss on its own is described as a “blue mid-tone pink with a white pearl” and it’s what produces that noticeable shimmer you see in the picture. It is pretty used simply on its own, but it is a much cooler shade and a little trickier to pull off with my skin tone. Coupled with the Prescriptives lipstick however, it brings out the vibrancy of the pink while adding a dimensional pop.
I put these on before I went out for the evening. A few hours and 4 glasses of wine later, my lips still retained the same color as when I started.