Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Pretty In Pink: 5 Pink Lipsticks for Spring

Spring sure took its time but it's officially skirt weather in the UK! Speaking of spring, when seasons change I'm all up for a make-up bag update and rotating products that work better for the warmer months ahead. This S/S16 is all about the fresh-faced complexion, natural-looking and radiant make-up look, who doesn't love that? Apart from the obvious liquid highlighter for that spring glow, I wanted a few lip shades that screamed "ready for spring" and I found 5 pink lipsticks that needed to make their way to my make-up bag! Nothing says "spring-ready" more perfectly than a gorgeous pinky shade on the lips; pink is perfectly girly and fun, they brighten up your look as well as your mood so to match the beautiful blossoms out there why not go with a gorgeous pink shade?

Anastasia Beverly Hills Pure Hollywood (£26.99) is a new member to the family and I'm in love already. The shade is light-medium peach with a hint of pink and an ultra matte finish. I shy away from matte lipsticks during the winter given my lips get so dry, but come spring I'm happy to get them out again. This is particularly matte, so matte that it can be on the drying side so I always make sure to exfoliate and moisturise well before application. This shade looks stunning against my pale complexion and lasts around 6 hours, which isn't much given its price tag but the colour is so pretty I can totally overlook that.

Sleek MakeUp Matte Me Petal (£4.99) is a pale pastel pink that is very flattering and discreet. I love how it gives me a "my lips but better" look and works extremely well for my skin tone. As with the above, prep is a MUST (which I didn't do for the swatch above and you can see how it cracked) and whilst application is streaky at first, once dried it seems the formula levels out. At a fraction of its friend's price tag above, this is a great budget option for the whole matte lipstick craze.

Sleek MakeUp Matte Me Brink Pink (£4.99) is a gorgeous neon pink that is so vivid it is not for the faint-hearted;  hands down my favourite! It is literally neon and doesn't look streaky at all making application rather easy. The colour is so great that despite being rather bold, paired with a neutral eye and bronzed checks it looks nothing short than amazing for when you are feeling a little more adventurous. Review of the entire Matte Me collection here.

MAC Candy Yum Yum (£15.50) is a vibrant, hot and bright shade of pink with neon blue-based undertones. Whenever I wear this out,  it becomes show-stopping and that is how bold this shade is. It yields a matte finish that is not too hydrating but not at all drying either, and lasting power is around 6 to 8 hours which is pretty decent. I love this shade and I will even say it's amongst my favourite MAC shades of all time, and despite not getting much use out of it during autumn and winter,  I'm sure I will be reaching for it this season a whole lot more.

MAC Flat Out Fabulous (£15.50) is described as a brightened, medium-dark magenta pink with a matte finish. The coverage is mostly opaque and whilst the formula is a tad more drying than Candy Yum Yum, this wears for hours without budging or bleeding into lip lines. This shade flatters most skin tones and is one I always reach for an evening outing and when I want to feel nothing but flat out fabulous!

Left to right: Pure Hollywood, Petal, Brink Pink, Candy Yum Yum & Flat out Fabulous

What is your favourite pink lipstick? What other colours do you wear during spring?
Let me know below!

Thanks for reading beauties and I hope everyone enjoyed the long bank holiday weekend! Let the week commence...




  1. That Candy is so yummy lol :)


  2. A pink lipstick is a must for spring! I love your selection here :)
    xx, Carmen - http://www.carmitive.com

  3. Wow some amazingly bold shades here. I love a bold pink lip colour but I don't actually tend to wear shades like this too often, I'm not brave enough!


  4. Que lindo cor rosa é perfeito amei as dicas
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br

  5. Beautiful pics dear. Currently I'm all about those matte lips, so I've pretty much bought the whole range of NYX's matte lip creams to have something to choose from :P
    Camilla | http://cammi.dk

  6. Oow I love these lip colours. I have the Sleek Matte Me in shade Birthday Suit, which is a pinky nude and I love it. I'm really liking the look of the shade Pure Hollywood, it's so pretty and perfect for Spring/Summer! :D

    Samio x

  7. Firstly, you're so good at taking flatlays! But I do love the look of that anastasia gloss. I've been loving the NYX butter glosses, they're beautiful! Particularly madeline.
    Katie | Words By Katie

  8. Ohh wow! Such beautiful shades, love the Sleek Makeup Matte Me pinks!!!

  9. Beautiful swatches! They all look so pretty. Pink is the greatest isn't it!?

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  10. So so cute! I love candy yum yum! x

  11. I have never sat down and think what's my favourite pink lipstick but I think Mac Relentlessly Red would be one of them because it looks more pink than red but definitely will sit down and go through my lipstick stash this weekend. Flat Out Fabulous and Candy Yum Yum are in my list to purchase, they look so good!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  12. Nice post,I like the second and the last one,are perfect for spring.
    Alexandra ~ Impavid Blog

  13. I rarely wear 'pink-pink' lipstick because I never thought pink looked good on me. Still, these colours are gorgeous! Petal is such a gorgeous colour, I like nude pinks. Perhaps I'll search for that! Haha <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

  14. Great post! These lipsticks are perfect for spring! Love the colors!
    Much love, Pisa

  15. The Sleek Matte shade in Petal is gorgeous! Wish we carried that brand in the states! I love Revlon's lip butter in the shade Berry smoothie, a pretty soft pink! Great post! XO -Kim

  16. I wish I could rock a pink lip, these are all such lovely shades
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

  17. I've tried Sleek's Matte Me before and for me it was drying. I picked the wrong shade anyway, but the fact that it was drying didn't do it for me at all. I don't think I prepped either, but I'm not sure I would give it another go.

    Mich xx

  18. Have to try all. Love those colors and I bet, I need a lipstick!

  19. Pink's y favuorite, cos it fits with everything and empshize the netural look. I love the earty shades as well, like that one on 2nd photo <3




  20. That neon color is hands down my favorite, but I really love all of the shades! They are all soooo pretty on you and I love the varying shades of pink. I have recently become obsessed with matte colors and I really like them!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  21. Die Lippenprodukte gefallen mir auch sehr gut und ich würde alle genauso tragen ! ♥

    xoxo Laura ♥

  22. I'm obsessed with 'Pure Hollywood' right now, it's such an amazing shade!

    xo, Liz

  23. Flat out Fabulous and pure Hollywood are gorgeous! It so helpful seeing them on the lips too!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  24. Such gorgeous colors!! Loving the matte ones :)

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

  25. I am dying to try Anastasia Beverly Hills lipsticks! That shade is stunning, I am going to have to purchase.

    An all time pinky/nude fave of mine is MAC Myth, it's lush.

    Great post!
    Natalie xxx
    Made In China

  26. Oh wow! I don't usually wear pink lipstick but those are some pretty shades! Pure Hollywood looks so stunning.


  27. I love pink lips in the summer!!! I see why you love candy yum yum, it suits you so well :)


  28. I love the last three, so glossy, so full of light!


  29. Love these lipsticks!! Gorgeous colors!!
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  30. Beautiful shades, love the Sleek one in Petal, wonderful!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  31. Love all the shades, such a great color for Spring :)

    - Lily Widjaja
    www.Glowlicious.Me | Bloglovin

  32. The lipsticks look sooo good. My fave color is Flat out Fabulous. Would you like to follow each other? :D

  33. Wooww! Lovely colours!
    Kisses from Spain =)


  34. Brink Pink looks sooo good, love the poppin' hue! Xx


  35. These are all so gorgeous! I really love the last two MAC ones! #obsessed

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

  36. I have seen these Sleek lipsticks a lot recently, I guess its time to give them a go, I'm still looking for a perfect matte, nude lipstick, and you may have just shown me the one! I also love that shade of MAC, Flat Out Fabulous! In Australia we have just gone into Autumn, so I have started wearing deeper, darker shades, such as warm browns, plums and berry shades, I love mixing up my makeup to suit the weather!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

  37. Pink for spring the perfect shades, i would rock any of these lip colors.


  38. Gorgeous! I've been looking for a cool matte shade to try!

    The Fashion Barbie

  39. Gorgeous picks :) I want those Sleek lipstick!

    Natalie Ann xo | Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  40. Beautiful shades, I like them all! :)

  41. Love all these shades on you! My favourite would be Flat Out Fabulous, perfect for Summer :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  42. Personally, I love the more mauvy pinks for summer just because I cannot pull off a full bright pink lip. These colors are so adorable though!

  43. Pink lipsticks are my go to. Anastasia Beverly Hills and Mac yum yum looks so pretty.


  44. The matte ones are my favorites! Especially Petal. This is making me want to go out and buy some lipsticks!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

  45. Woah.. these are amazing... I think I like the first one and the last one the most... :) Those are really springy... And Candy Yum Yum has become one of the most popular MAC lipsticks, but I just don't see myself wearing it... Great post <3


  46. I wish my skin tone could rock pink lipsticks :( But the petal color looks so perfect on you!

    Passion Blog | BCfactor.blogspot.com

  47. I reallllllly need to jump on the ABH liquid lipstick bandwagon xx

    Gemma • Miss Makeup Magpie ❤️


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