If you’re a girl who likes to make a statement with a look-at-me shade of lipstick, and your most trusted go-to shade is fierce glossy red, you may have been disappointed to notice that the rest of the beauty world has caught on to the trend, making your signature red lips not so statement-making after all. But all the more reason to jump on an all-new trend, ahead of the pack, for lips that pop in a whole new way. While lighter lipstick shades are typically saved for the more demure beauty queens who like to keep the focus on other parts of their makeup look, this season’s bold take on frosty pink lips will have you rethinking your stance on pastels! With their opaque finish and frosty sheen, color-rich pastel pink shades manage to stand out in a way that’s a retro-fabulous (hellooo 80’s!) but somehow fashion-forward at the same time. Serve up some contrast by pairing with dramatic black liner, or with your favorite ultra-shimmery shadow to balance the opaque matte pink!
From left to right: Forever 21 Pretty Wild Lipstick in Light Pink, MAC Lipstick in Creme de la Femme, Shu Uemura Unlimited Creme Matte Lipstick in Pink 320, and Prestige Cosmetics Color Treat Lipstick in Pink Diamond.
– Alex Gambardella