Valentines Day is creeping up on us and will be here before we know it! I, personally, love V-Day, but probably just because my birthday is the day after and my husband always combines the two to spoil me rotten. Every year we dress up really nice and go out on an amazing date! I like to wear some bright lipstick to make me feel a little extra, and it’s always hard choosing just one shade to wear. I swear I try on like 10 different lipsticks before picking one! I get asked a lot about my favorite brands and shades, so I thought I’d break it down a little and start with the pinks.
Bite Beauty – Kimchi – Shocking Pink
It’s such a bright pink and I love it! It isn’t a liquid or a long lasting lip color, so you do have to reapply! It also can smudge, so remember that when you’re wiping your face during dinner. But the color is so fun and bold that it’s worth it. Also, the creamy texture is nice because your lips stay moisturized, which you don’t often get with a lipstick. It retails for $26.
Too Faced – Melted Matte – It’s Happening!
This lipstick is long lasting and doesn’t smudge! The pink is so Barbie. I’m not a blonde, but I’d bet this pink would be super fun to wear for blondes! It is matte, so if you like some shine this would need a gloss over it. It retails for $21.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Matte Lip Color – Wine
This lip color is a little on the darker side, but still so rich and bold! It would definitely be perfect for Valentine’s Day date night! It’s creamy, so it will smear if you wipe it. It has an interesting feeling when it’s on your lips. Kinda soft, but kinda dry. It isn’t a long lasting lip color, so you will have to reapply! You can’t beat the price, though. It retails for $3. So you could actually go buy several different shades at that price!
Stila – Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick – Venezia
Stila is one of my favorite lipstick brands because I love how well their liquid lipsticks stay on! I have several shades by them and each one is better than the last! This is the very first one I received in my Birchbox subscription box, so it’s pretty old. Because the color is so different and bright I don’t wear it very often, so it’s lasted me at least a year and a half. When I do wear it, I love it! It’s got some coral undertones, which is one of my favorites. It retails for $22.
NYX – Soft Matte Lip Cream – Milan
This NYX lipstick is actually a lot lighter than I imagined based on the color of the tube. It goes on as more of a Barbie pink. I like how soft it feels, and doesn’t dry your lips out. It’s not expensive, so you can buy several shades for a reasonable price. This pink looks really good on brunettes, but I also imagine it going with light colored hair really well. I also have only been able to pair this with black outfits. I haven’t found a good outfit that wasn’t black that looked really good with this shade. It’s a little tricky, but would be really fun for Valentine’s Day! It retails for $6.49.
Revlon – ColorStay – Flashing Lights
This is very shimmery and light coral. It would be beautiful on red heads, brunettes, blondes, or black haired women! It’s also priced really well, so it’s very affordable. It retails for $4.99. I don’t wear this very often, either, but it’s fun and different. Sometimes it’s nice to wear something out of your comfort zone. It’s called “colorstay” lipstick but I haven’t found that it stays on super well. I have to retouch it several times throughout the night, so make sure to bring the tube with you to reapply.
Mirenesse – Mattfinity Moisturizing Matte Lip Rouge – 6. Paris
You can probably tell from the tube, but this is one of my older lip colors. I also got this one in a Birchbox, and I have worn it a lot. It’s actually almost gone now, but I’m going to use up every little bit of it! This feels really good on the lips. It’s smooth and soft, and when it dries my lips don’t feel cakey and hard. They stay moisturized! This one is a good pink because it can be worn any time of the year. It’s long lasting, but kinda comes off a little bit on the inside of the mouth after eating. Bring the tube with you for retouching! You can’t beat the versatile color! I haven’t found it left at a lot of places since it’s an older color, but I found it as cheap as $27.72 on Walmart.com.
Revlon – Super Lustrous Lipstick – Softsilver Rose
This one is a little different than the other lipsticks on this list because it has a shimmer to it. I have to be in the mood to wear a shimmery lipstick, and it has to be paired with just the right outfit! It is a creamy lipstick, so it isn’t long lasting but the color is really pretty and fun! Plus it isn’t very expensive. It retails for $4.99! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day is the perfect night to dress up and wear your best makeup! Have you found a pink lipstick shade that you love to wear on V-Day? Let me know in the comments!