1. The Minimalist: Pinky Nude
This neutral pink looks good on any skin tone and goes with virtually any color you wear. This is for someone who’s a little too timid for a bright pink. What’s great about Tom Ford's signature lipsticks is that they have a rich opaque color and are luxuriously packaged.
Tom Ford Private Blend lipcolor in Pink Dust, $45, bergdorfgodman.com
2. The Girly-Girl: Baby Pink
A total miracle product, this is a lip liner, lipcolor, and lip plumper all in one. The hue is soft, girly, and especially flattering on people with fair skin. Because it has cooler undertones, you wouldn’t want to mix this with red or oragnge-y clothing. Instead, pair it with more neutral pieces like whites, grays, and beiges, which will really make the color really pop. This stick applicator makes it super easy to use and it even comes with its own built-in sharpener.
Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Stick in London, $18, amazon.com
3. The Moderate: Medium Pink
With zero intimidation-factor, this medium pink has the slightest bit of golden shimmer, which warms the skin. Perfect for everyday use, it applies smoothly while giving semi-opaque buildable coverage. It's non-drying, like most MAC lipsticks, so you'll get about three to four hours of lasting color.
MAC Lipstick in Bombshell, $14.50, maccosmetics.com
4. The Risk-taker: Bright Coral-y Pink
A coral-y pink, this YSL shade is youthful and works in any season. In the winter, when you are at your palest, the color immediately warms and brightens your complexion. It's also amazing on tanned skin in the summer and it has the added bonus of SPF 15. The formula gives lips a satin-like finish, making your pout look and feel voluptuous.
YSL Rouge Volupte, $34, barneys.com
5. The Beauty Buff: Bright Fuchsia
This gorgeous and shocking color is a guaranteed head-turner. It’s very daring and can easily be substituted for red to give you a serious statement lip. NARS’s Semi-Matte lipsticks are enriched with Vitamin E and so they go on smoothly, even though they wear like a velvety matte.
NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Schiap, $24, amazon.com
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