Pink is delicate, pretty, flattering and it works with my complexion. I love it so I'm perfectly happy to wear it on my lips, cheeks, eyes, nails... Not all at the same time, of course. I love pink but I don't need to be pink.
So, how would you like to see some of my favorite pink beauty goodies?
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I thought that we'd start with my favorite pink lippies.
MAC Please Me. This neutral pink is easy to wear with just about any makeup look and the creamy, matte finish is smooth and amazingly comfortable to wear. I'm really happy that I bought this lipstick.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Oil in Stick Lipstick 08 Pink in Confidence. Silky, lightweight and utterly hydrating, this delicate, demi-sheer dusty pale pink is the perfect smack it on and feel polished and posh lipstick.
CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lip Shine. My shade is 55 Romance. This is my second tube of this lipstick. I could'a should'a chosen something new, I suppose but I just love this colour. The semi sheer, softly glossy, supremely comfortable formula and that gentle rose fragrance make this lipstick not just makeup but a lovely, indulgent experience.
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick. This shade is Souffle, a beautiful mod, marshmallow pink. Creamy, opaque, easy on and so comfortable to wear, this is a fabulous counterpoint to a smoky eye and pale cheek.
Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil, Bouquet. This mid toned peachy pink is one of those lip colours I can wear any time, anywhere. I love how creamy, pigmented and non drying this formula is. It applies so easily and wears beautifully for hours.
Mirabella Colour Luxe Lip Gloss in Gossamer. This is one of my favorite lip gloss formulas, ever. The lightweight, non sticky, oil rich formula is gorgeously hydrating and makes my lips look shiny, plump and dare I say, youthful. Plus they smell like vanilla frosting.
I own a nice handful of pink eye shadows but most are in palettes and I gave photographing them and making the pictures blog post worthy but it just didn't happen. Here are a few single pink eye shadows I am loving.
Mirabella Visionary Long Wear Eye Shadow in Charmed. This bouncy stuff is creamy and cool to the touch, applies like a dream and dries to a long wearing, powdery soft finish. It can be worn alone or as an eye shadow base. I've used this particular shadow as a creme blush, a time or two as well. How versatile!
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal Eye Shadow. Inked in Pink is a pale, metallic pink that wears alone or under other shadows equally well. I haven't been reaching for this one as often as I used to, I need to put it closer by so that it gets more love and doesn't go to waste.
MAC Little MAC Mini Pigment I have it in Rose. This gold flecked rosy pink loose pigment is sparkly and delicious. I picked up the snack size, as I had never tried MAC pigments, before and judging from the level of product in my little bottle, I won't need to buy another one, anytime soon.
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rose Gold. Okay, so this isn't technically pink but it does have a hint of a rosy hue and it is so rich and beautiful, I had to include it. This is a snack size that I received in a recent Play! by Sephora box. This creme eye shadow smooths onto my lids, sets to a perfect, shiny budge proof finish and wears as long as I want it to. I think I'd like to pick up a full size when my little one is done. And maybe another shade or two.
Cheeks are the logical repository for pink, don't you think? Here are some of my fave pink blushes and a highlighter, too!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, Luminous Flush. This blush combines the best of blush and a luminous powder to provide that radiant, lit from within flush. This blush is glow-y and doesn't really require a highlighter. Not that I have ever let that stop me.
Speaking of highlighters... Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder. Pink Glow. My highlighter is the same product in the listing, I bought mine when it was a holiday offering and it is in different packaging. If you like pink highlighter, this is one you may love. The powder is smooth and it morphs into my skin to give me a beautiful glow. It can be a bit sparkly but a little additional buffing with a soft brush sweeps away any "glittery" bits.
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush in Snapdragon. Okay, so this isn't really pink-pink. It's more coral but let's just pretend, okay? Because I love this blush so much and I just had to include it. Richly pigmented, softly shimmery and created to provide a sheer, natural flush if applied with a light hand and a soft, synthetic brush. If you haven't tried these blushes, yet I encourage you to do so. They really are gorgeous. And the compacts look like little flying saucers so really, how can you go wrong?
Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush. Candy Pink is an extravaganza of pink and glow and all of the prettiness in a heart shaped box. I don't wear this super often but I enjoy it when I do and I love having it around because it's just so damned pretty to look at. I don't feel too guilty about keeping it mostly as a pet, I got it on sale. 😎
Clinique Cheek Pop. I bought it in Pink Pop, a satin matte, sweet pink that is more sophisticated than bubblegum, making it perfect for anyone of any age to enjoy. This blush has a lovely, silky smooth formula, it does kick up some powder but it's easy to control and apply and I get all day wear out of it. I have yet to have to touch it up, midday.
What would a Favorite Pinks feature be without some of my most cherished pink nail polishes. Confession, when I was pulling polishes for this photo, I started off with a grouping of over thirty. Because, I love this one. I love that one. Oooh! Wait what about... Yeah. It got crazy, out of control, fast. I finally weeded it down to a tight five.
OPI I'm India Mood for Love doesn't seem to be available, any longer. A shame because this brilliant, deep pink creme is truly one of the prettiest pink polishes ever made. A similar colour is Kiss Me on My Tulips, a slightly deeper shade.
Zoya Happi is a gorgeous pink packed with gold microshimmer that makes it look coral. Impeccable formula, application and wear make this polish a tried and true.
OPI Suzi Shops and Island Hops is a classic pale pink creme. This polish is so pretty, I don't mind wrestling with the somewhat bitchy formula. I have it's number, now so I don't have too much trouble with it and I love wearing it. Trade offs. Sometimes they are worth it.
China Glaze Dance Baby. This ever so slightly lilac leaning pink is bright, happy and the formula is a dreamboat. If you don't own this polish, why not?
Cupcake Polish Hatch of the Day is a deep pink crelly linear holographic. The formula is impeccable and the holo doesn't die or dull under top coat. I showed it on my Instagram in a photo that totally butchered it. I suck at photographing holos.
I thought that it would be fun to share some of my favorite random pink or pink packaged beauty goodies.
Prada Candy Flowers: Candy Kiss. Notes of Musks, Orange Blossom and Suave Vanilla are a delicate, crisp floral with a hint of sweetness rounded with a hint of sexy musk. I wasn't so sure about this fragrance at first but it's grown on me and I really like it.
Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips. This revamped version is my go-to lip balm. It has a barely there pink tint and a soft rose scent and it is what keeps my lips soft, hydrated and comfortable. I can't use most natural lip balms, they just don't have the moisturizing and protective properties that this balm delivers.
Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie! Shea Butter Hand Cream. Decadently sweet and deeply moisturizing. This hand cream has just what my dry skin craves. This is my second tube of this stuff. It won't be my last!
Sunday Riley Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil. I have raved about this oil many times. It is just that good. And that ombre pink bottle, well...
Foreo Awakening Radiance Yoghurt Day Cleanser, designed to work with my Foreo Luna for Sensitive/Normal Skin. The two, together get my skin completely clean and leave it feeling soft, toned and comfortable. I have had my Luna for almost two years and I love it as much, now as I did when I first received it.
So, there we have it. gentle reader. Some of my favorite pink things! Makeup, nail polish, skin care and more. What is your favorite colour to wear? Are you into pink? Coral? Nudes? Are you as into some of my favorites as I am? Please do tell.
This is a collaboration with my fellow Makeup Wars bloggers. Please take some time to visit their blogs and read about their favorite colours.