Pink lipsticks for Valentine's Day? Groundbreaking, am I right? I'm going with the cliche this year and rounding up some of my favorite rosy tones to make the lips look flushed and pouty. I know red lipstick is also a popular option at this time of year, but for my lowkey plans (sitting on my couch watching Downton Abbey by myself because Brett will be back at the Police Academy), it's a little too high-maintenance.
NARS Satin Lip Pencil, 'Rikugien' | This is the OG rosy lipstick in my collection. NARS Rikugien is a lovely wash of pink that looks so pretty and feminine. The Satin Lip Pencils have one of my favorite formulas, feeling creamy and comfortable on the lips but still having quite good longevity.
Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer, 'Plum Pop' | The Clinique Lip Pops are another one of my favorite lipstick formulas - super creamy and smoothing on the lips. Plum Pop is, as the name suggests, a more plummy tone. It's like a more intense version of one of my favorites, MAC Syrup. It's a little bit of a unique take on the classic rose option.
Glossier Generation G, 'Crush' (20% off here) | I feel like I mention at least one Generation G shade in every lipstick roundup I write. The shade Crush is perfect for Valentine's Day, as it leaves a sheer wash of bright pink, making the lips look flushed and just-bitten. This shade would look so nice with a flushed cheek and fluttery lashes.
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Creme, 'Shush, Blush' | Because I haven't raved about this formula enough, I needed to mention it here. If you like the intensity of liquid lipsticks but not how drying and matte they are, I'd definitely recommend giving these a look. It leaves a satin-y sheen on the lips that doesn't fully dry down, so it's still comfortable throughout the day. Shush, Blush is a lovely deep pink shade that's perfect if you want something a little more bold.
Guerlain KissKiss Satin Finish Lipstick, 'Rosy Boop' | This beautiful lipstick is the one that inspired me to search my collection for some rosier tones. It's such a lovely soft pink that looks quite similar to a natural lip color. These lipsticks feel so beautiful on, containing hyaluronic acid for some subtle plumpness, and this shade has a soft golden shimmer that enhances the lips.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick, 'Pillow Talk' | I couldn't write about pink lipsticks and not include this stunning (and new!) pinky-nude, could I? Pillow Talk is the ultimate lip-enhancing shade, perfect for drawing attention to the lips in a subtle way. The Matte Revolution Lipsticks are never drying and yet stick around - they're more of a luminous matte.
Jouer Longwear Lip Creme, 'Petale de Rose' | Jouer's liquid lipsticks are probably my favorites, and Petale de Rose is a stunning rose shade on the lips. It's quite neutral (which Jouer does best), but it still adds a soft pop of pink that's perfect for Valentine's Day. It adds such a romantic feel to a whole look and stays put for hours without feeling too dry.
Bite Beauty Multistick, 'Mascarpone' | Ok I'm obsessed with the Multisticks. I've just started using Mascarpone more and more, and I don't know why it took me so long. It's a really pretty warm, almost deep salmon-y pink. The Multisticks can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks, and they perform well on all three. This is definitely one to check out if you're a fan of monochrome looks.
Are you going with a pink lipstick today, or something else?