10 Pink Lipsticks to Brighten Up the Winter Engagement Season
During the winter, most women usually veer toward lipstick in shades of dark red, berry, wine, and plum. But when it's cold outside, it gets dark early, and your skin isn't glowing like it usually does during the spring and summer, you'd be surprised by just how much a bright, cheery lipstick can lift both your mood and complexion. From pigmented, statement shades of pink to soft pastels, an out-of-season beauty look can be a refreshing change of pace for wedding-related events like bridal showers and engagement parties. That's why we went ahead and put together a list of 10 gorgeous pink lipsticks that every bride-to-be (or wedding guest!) should consider adding to her makeup bag.
In addition to brightening your complexion, a pink lipstick can also tie your entire beauty look together. In terms of pink makeup, one of our favorite looks is a monochromatic one—or in other words, wearing the same color on your lips, cheeks, and even eyes. In shades of soft pink, you'll end up with a pretty, dewy glow; if you prefer brighter pink tones, you'll get a beauty look that feels decidedly modern and fun.
Whether you're looking for a classic, neutral pink or something a little brighter, you'll find your perfect lip color here. Best of all, there's a pretty pink lipstick for every price point, so if you're looking for something affordable just to test the color family or want a splurge-worthy formula that's worth the investment, we've got you covered. Ahead, our favorite pink lipsticks that you'll reach for whenever you need to brighten up the cold engagement season and well beyond.
The cool thing about this shade of raspberry pink is that it adjusts to every skin tone, so it looks a bit different (and flattering) on everyone. It's also sheer and creates the look of a pretty, stained lip.
Glossier Generation G in "Crush," $18, glossier.com
When you wear a bright statement shade of pink, make sure the formula is moisturizing so you don't get cracks or dry lips. Enter Rodin's oil-rich lipstick, which is super hydrating thanks to its combination of jasmine and neroli oils.
Rodin Luxury Lipstick in Winks, $38, rodinoliolusso.com
For just a subtle flush of color, you can't go wrong with Fresh's tinted lip treatments, which also contains sunscreen. (Because winter or not, your lips always need protection from the sun.)
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 in Candy, $24, sephora.com
For a pretty flush on your lips and cheeks, use this two-in-one stick, which is also super travel friendly.
Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek in Swish, $24, sephora.com
This creamy, full-coverage lipstick contains peptides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins C and E to create the effect of full, plump lips. We love this classic soft pink shade, which you can also wear on your wedding day.
Pixi Beauty Mattelustre Lipstick in Petal Pink, $12, pixibeauty.com
Bright enough to add color to your complexion but soft enough that it looks natural, this moisturizing lipstick works for both daytime and evening.
Jane Iredale Pure Moist Lipstick in Susan, $25, janeiredale.com
You can't go wrong with this easy-to-use lip crayon: Use the tip as a lip liner to define lips, and then fill in with the sides of the crayon.
Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur in No. 3 Rose Clair, $37, chanel.com
For a sophisticated shade of rose pink, try this one, which contains moisturizing shea butter—an ingredient that's much needed in the winter.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in Je T'aime, $30, net-a-porter.com
This semi-sheer lipstick has a glossy finish that will add just the right amount of color to your makeup. Pair it with subtle eye makeup for a fresh, natural look.
Chantecaille Lip Chic in Gypsy Rose, $38, net-a-porter.com
This super pigmented lipstick contains a plethora of antioxidants to repair, condition, and protect lips over time. Basically, you could use it as part of your skincare regimen!
Flower Beauty Petal Pout Lip Color in Bright Peony, $7, flowerbeauty.com