Well, we may as well end this review here and now because it’s quite clear which pink lipstick I can’t stop wearing (I’d give you a prize but all I have is half a slice of toast and I am not giving that up for love or money).
Like any girl on the planet (and even the universe), I love a pink lipstick. Nothing says “look at me, I am a girl” by a nice pink lippy and the days I’m looking somewhat manly are always rectified by slapping some pink on my face.
When I decided to put this post together, I spent approximately 3 and a half minutes whittling down my collection to my top seven (if 7 is good enough for Voldemort’s souls, it is good enough for me). I can tell you here and now that I wear all of these on a regular basis, but there is one or two that really stand out for me. Without further ado, let the makeup fisticuffs commence. Let’s hope things don’t turn into a fracas. Or god forbid, a ruckus.
Collection Deluxe in Tallulah – £3.99
This is one of my favourite everyday lipsticks, the perfect subtle pink that looks magnifico for a casual daytime face.
Pigment: Fabulous, it’s a lovely colourful shade that doesn’t look wishy washy at all.
Staying Power: Pretty good – it lasts for about 3-4 hours if you’re not scoffing cakes like I usually am.
Price: Grand and spiffy.
Kate Moss for Rimmel in 16 – £5.49
This is the lipstick that is permanently on my face. I love it.
Pigment: Amazing, one of the best pigmented lipstick I’ve used in my tiny little life.
Staying Power: Really good. This will last you a night out with no drams.
Price: You can buy a lipstick for the same price as a bottle of wine. Need I say more?
Clinique High Impact in Extreme Pink – £17.00
This is a stunning golden rose pink that is another daytime favourite for me. It’s so moisturising and really lovely.
Pigment: Not heavily pigmented but one coat is enough.
Staying Power: It’s a moisturising lipstick, so wipes off quite easily but if you’re not eating or drinking, it’s fab. It fades well too.
Price: Best to force rich strangers to buy this for you.
MUA in Lipstick Shade 4 – £1.oo
Not the best lipstick, but nice enough to put on if it’s the only thing you can find.
Pigment: Frankly, a puddle of water is more pigmented than this lipstick.
Staying Power: Less than Britney’s husbands.
Price: Amazing. Worth it just so you can tell people you own a lipstick that cost £1.
The Body Shop Colourglide Lipstick in Shade 58 – £6.00
The Body Shop makeup is something that I continue to be impressed with, and this vibrant lipstick is fabulous.
Pigment: Brilliant, top marks BS. These are sheerer lipsticks, but the pigmentation is still excellent.
Staying Power: Grand – the Colourglide lipsticks are quite ‘waxy’ so they stay on very well and are quite waterproof.
Price: Very, very reasonable for The Body Shop!
MUA in Lipstick Shade 3 – £1.00
This lipstick is much better than Shade 4. If you invest your pound before payday in anything, it should be this lipstick.
Pigment: Fantastic, considering it is one Great British Pound.
Staying Power: Also good, although it is quite a drying lipstick so it does get stuck in the cracks of your lips.
Price: One pound. (?!?!)
The Body Shop Colourglide Lipstick in Shade 57 – £6.00
Another Body Shop favourite, the Colourglide lipsticks are really really vonderful.
Pigment: Really good – less vibrant than Shade 58 but really feminine and pretty.
Staying Power: As good as Shade 58 – it also fades just as well and my lips feel nourished and marv when I wear it.
Price: Worth it.
But who wins the title of Pink Lipstick Overlord? Obvs, Kate Moss for Rimmel in Shade 16. It’s incredible and rules my life in every way.