Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Pretty in Pink

I can truly tell Spring is almost with us by when the pinks start re-appearing from the depths of my vanity drawers. I occasionally wear them throughout the year too, but nowhere near as much as the spring and summer months. First comes nails, then the blush, and finally the lips, and it sticks around for quite a while too! Here's the line up of my favourite pinks.

Lips first, one of my favourites is MAC Speak Louder, a medium fuschia pink with pretty blue undertones. It's a cremesheen finish and applies really well, and although I wouldn't say it's toned down, it is quite a wearable fuschia that I regularly wear throughout the day. Another gorgeous one is in the Rimmel Apocalips form, the shade Stellar. This looks red on some, but on me it's a bright fuschia pink with red undertones. It's a great one for glossy fans, but much longer lasting and with fantastic pigmentation compared to most lipglosses.

For lighter shades, I always pick Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish #16. This is just the perfect light pink for me that doesn't wash my skintone in the slightest, and even though it is light still gives a pretty pop of colour to the lips. Rimmel do fantastic lipsticks for those without much of a budget, they're definitely one of the best from the highstreet. Of course I had to mention Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm stain in Honey, my perfect nudey pink shade that's perfect to pop on on the days you just can't decide which lip colour to choose.

I don't own a huge amount of pink blush, but those I do are some I absolutely love. No7 Natural Blush in Candy Pink is a deeper pink but still with a pop of brightness to it, and gives a great flushed look to the cheeks, although isn't too natural. The pigmentation also isn't fantastic, but still absolutely plenty for my pale skintone! A similar colour but slightly lighter is My Girl 002 from the Dainty Doll range which is such a pretty soft pink with just the teeniest amount of shimmer to give a nice glow. And probably my most reached for, Topshop Flush. This is a cream offering, and boy is this thing pigmented! I have to use a seriously gentle hand to avoid looking like Aunt Sally, but for the most part it leaves a really natural finish behind and lasts throughout most of the day.

Pink is probably one of my favourite shades to wear on my nails, and Models Own offer some great ones. I have Strawberry Shortcake from the scented collection, sadly the range doesn't have the best formula but the colour is just so pretty I always wear it anyway but making sure I use a good top and base coat! A similar one is from the Hypergel collection, just slightly deeper but much better in terms of lasting power. I have a gorgeous glitter from Nailberry, called Pink in the stars. This is such a pretty colour that I usually save for the festive period, but looks gorgeous worn either on an accent nail or perhaps on a night out on every nail.

What are your favourite pinks?

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  1. The Apocalips one looks good:D I'm not really a fan of pink, but if I were to choose something it would be YSL Rouge Volupte in shade #11 which is an awesome magenta pink :D

  2. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt08:20

    Strawberry shortcake is a gorgeous summery pink - beautiful! :o) Xx
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  3. Tamira Alison08:38

    That MAC shade is absolutely gorgeous! I'd never even heard of Speak Louder - thanks for putting it on my radar ;) T xx

  4. Zazie Bibi08:38

    The model's own polish looks gorgeous! x

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  5. The Nailberry polish looks so lovely!!!

  6. Holly11:53

    I nearly picked up Speak Louder whilst in MAC this week, it's such a pretty colour

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  7. Speak Louder looks absolutely stunning! <3 xo

  8. Coco13:03

    Flush is beautiful. What a great roundup! x

  9. Evelyn Morales16:18

    they all look so pretty!! Last year it was orange but this year has to be all about the pink lips!! The mac lippy looks lovely!!

  10. Lets Talk Beauty17:35

    What a lovely post, I wouldn't have thought I was a fan of pink but just looking through my collection I seem to have many items that are pink. Your selection is so pretty and the Topshop cream blushes are amongst my favourite they're so easy to blend and give a gorgeous flush of colour.


  11. Huge fan of pink blushers here :) I recommend Illamasqua Cream Blush in Promise, it's so pretty on. I'm off to look at swatches of Mac Speak Louder now.

    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  12. Celina23:28

    MAC Speak Louder is a gorgeous shade! I haven't heard anything about it before but I'll definitely have to check it out. xx

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  13. Sophie Blumenthal10:36

    Gorgeous picks, that Mac lipstick is such a pretty, girly colour :)

    Sophie x


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