How to Choose the Perfect Pink Lipstick for Your Skin Tone

In a world where fashion and beauty trends are forever coming back into style, it’s no wonder that pink lipstick is taking back its reign as the must-have look of the season. When worn on the lips, pink can look natural and youthful. Plus, with so many shades within the pink family, there’s a pretty match out there for every skin tone—and for every occasion from work to date night. Since pink lipstick comes in an array of intensities and undertones, it’s important to think about the end look you want to achieve, as well as your skin tone. Allow me to break it down for you so you can choose a pink lipstick that will be the star of your next makeup look.

BRIGHT PINK LIPSTICK VS. LIGHT PINK LIPSTICK

Point blank: There’s something timeless about pink lipstick. And just like classic red, pink will always have a place in our makeup bags. Maybe it’s because it’s pretty effortless to layer on or it could be because it adds just enough definition without being overdone—whatever the reason, pink lipstick should be one of your go-tos. To help you narrow down your options, ask yourself a simple question: Do you prefer bright or light looks? If you aren’t sure, here’s how to pick:

Choose a bright pink…if you love bold lip colors that can’t be ignored. A bright pink hue is the perfect choice for you because just a swipe of a vibrant pink shade can help you feel more confident—and there’s no denying you’ll look it too!

Product pick: H THE Lipstick in R103 or Dolce Vita Luxury Lipstick in 03 Girl Crush

Choose a light pink lipstick…if you want to give your lips a bit more definition without wearing a nude shade. A light pink lipstick won’t push you too far outside of your comfort zone but it will add a slight pop of color to your pout.

Product pick: O.TWO.O Revolution Lipstick in RGL20 or Miss Rose Kiss Me Dual Lipstick and Liner in 03 

THE PERFECT PINK LIPSTICK FOR YOUR SKIN TONE

Now that you know how intense you want your soon-to-be-fave lipstick to be, it’s time to determine the best shade and finish for your skin tone in order to finalize your perfect pink pout. So, when making your decision, keep these tonal tips in mind.

HOW TO FIND A PINK LIPSTICK FOR FAIR SKIN TONES

If you see a lipstick you love, go ahead and try it! But if you want to get in on a little lippy secret when it comes to gorgeous color, know that sheer pink shades look especially natural on fair skin tones.

HOW TO FIND A PINK LIPSTICK FOR MEDIUM SKIN TONES

Heads up: You are seriously lucky—you can rock just about any pink color and almost any finish. The only lipsticks you’ll want to consider steering clear of are those with blue undertones, because they can wash you out a bit.

HOW TO FIND A PINK LIPSTICK FOR DEEP SKIN TONES

The darker your skin, the brighter you can go when it comes to pink lipstick. If you really want to make your pout stand out, make sure to pick an opaque formula. So pretty!