With summer time in full swing and lockdown limitations lifting, lipstick has turn out to be the make-up will have to-have of the year.

The stats clearly show how powerful our require for lippy is, with No7 Natural beauty Corporation reporting a 61% raise in income in the second quarter of 2021,  even though there has been a massive 731% increase in queries for ‘lipstick’ on the Boots web-site in contrast to the same time previous yr.

Motivated by the spring/summer time catwalks, pink is the shade to be seen in proper now, with natural beauty buffs using their cues from the Tom Ford and Versace reveals, wherever types appeared fantastic with fuchsia pouts, both of those matte and shiny.

“I totally adore a bold lip and particularly in the summer,” suggests movie star make-up artist Bryony Blake. “We all have our go-to red lippy but what about pink? There are so several approaches you can have on a bold pink lip.”

Aimee Connolly, make-up artist and founder of Sculpted by Aimee, agrees: “The fantastic matter about statement lips this sort of as the pinks on the SS21 catwalk is how you can truly adjust up the tones to locate a shade that satisfies you or the look you are sporting.”

How can you locate your ideal pink?


“The crucial to wearing dazzling pink lipstick is to assure that it does not put on you,” suggests Cliff Bashforth, taking care of director of Colour Me Gorgeous.

As a rule of thumb, he suggests matching the undertone of your skin, no matter whether heat or awesome, to your lipstick: “Cooler skin tones glance incredible in cerise or hot pinks, in truth in most shades from dusty rose to dazzling fuchsia, although hotter pores and skin tones will normally appear their very best in coral or salmon pinks.”

Not guaranteed about your undertones? Frequently, if you prefer gold jewellery you’ve got heat undertones, if you are inclined to put on silver, you’re amazing. If you put on both of those, you could be neutral.

“For medium and olive pores and skin tones, usually their skins are quite neutral which will allow them to carry off most shades,” suggests Connolly. “That remaining reported, a dusty brown hinted pink is a perfect match for their colouring devoid of also much drama.

“For deep and darkish skin tones, wearing a daring fuchsia colour is a attractive distinction to the pores and skin which genuinely can make the lips stand out. For a additional subtle shade, choose for a heat toned pink or deep berry pink for that more natural seem.”

How really should you apply bright pink lipstick?

“I would apply my common strategies for any statement lips to how greatest to use a pink lip,” says Connolly. “For me, starting with lip liner is crucial as it not only outlines the shape but it also keeps the bleeding and smudging to a minimum amount.”

She advises utilizing a liner which is the identical shade or marginally deeper, then filling in with your lipstick or gloss and neatening the edges: “As a ultimate phase, and one that is confirmed to make your statement lip glance thoroughly clean and sharp, I like to right close to the edges with a flat brush and product concealer.”

Anxious about uber-vibrant neon or fuchsia? Blake claims: “If you are new to shiny pink, you can test patting it on with your finger by starting off on the middle part of your base lip and hold patting until finally the complete lip is subtlety crammed in. This powdered velvet lip is very well known at the minute and a terrific way for you to try a shiny color out.”

As for matte or gloss, the option is yours, she adds: “Ultimately, for me it is all about self-assurance. If you pop on a pink lipstick and it helps make you truly feel amazing and delighted, then that is the colour for you – don it with satisfaction!”

Pink parade: X daring shades from matte to gloss

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Tom Ford Lip Colour Matte The Excellent Kiss, £44


MAC Matte Lipstick Sweet Yum Yum, £17.50


Lancome L’Absolu Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick Rose Lancome, £20.40, Escentual

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Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Lip Duo Liner & Lipstick Blush Blend Pink Pair, £17, Boots

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Trinny London Lip Luxe Lip Colour Pookie, £22

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Jones Highway Awesome Gloss Peony, £20


Stila Plumping Lip Glaze Venus, £20