There are only a few things in life that can instantly put us in a good mood as quickly as swiping on pink lipstick. An ice-cold margarita and surprise dinner date come close, but the right shade of pink does the job faster. It's a simple rush: When we're running out the door with our shoes barely tied and hair barely combed, painting on the right pink makes us feel more together. The color spectrum is also broad enough to compliment any complexion, season, or scenario life tosses at you.
There's a muted, everyday pink to wear to work, job interviews, and while running errands. Punchier shades with pops of coral or blue undertones are ideal for daytime dress-up. And, when you want to make a statement, or enhance a simpler face, vibrant magenta and fuchsia come in clutch.
While there's a variety of pink lipsticks on the market, it doesn't make adding the best ones to your collection any easier. To help you sift through the puzzle that is the lipstick aisle, we asked the pros for the rose-colored formulas they always keep in their collection. Find them ahead.
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