Pink lipstick: how to choose the right shade

Every lady loves a pink lipstick. It’s feminine, natural looking and gives the perfect finishing touch whatever the occasion.

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Skin undertone

There are many different shades of pink lipstick to choose from, and selecting the right shade will depend on your skin’s undertone. The best way to identify your tone is to study the inside of your wrist. Blue veins tend to indicate a cool undertone, whereas greener coloured veins suggest a warm undertone; anything in between is probably neutral.

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Warm and Cool

Once you have ascertained your undertone shade, you can start to select the perfect pink lipstick for you. A warm undertone suits a slightly more orange based pink, whereas a cool undertone should opt for shades that have a blue undertone. If you are neutral, you can choose any pink shade you like.


If you are still unsure what colour suits you best – the darker your skin, the brighter the shade. For evenings out, or special occasions, a bright pink lipstick can look glamorous and stylish. If you want to make sure your make-up stays looking fresh, consider investing in some Lancome makeup from companies such as

Natural Look

The natural look is very ‘on trend’ this season and celebrities are leading the way, including the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton who has always been a fan of wearing very minimal looking make-up. She was seen recently looking fresh faced and natural at the official reopening of Grade II listed Bush House in Leicester with Her Majesty the Queen.


Spring is around the corner and forecasters are predicting another fine spell of weather, which makes it the perfect time to get your wardrobe ready for the warmer months and give your make-up an overhaul. Matching pink lipstick with light bright colours can give your appearance a lift and help you look forward to the warmer summer days.

On Trend

This is the time of year when the high street stores bring in their summer collections, and this season seems to be all about feminism and girl power. Colours making the headlines are pinks and yellows, neons and tie die as well as satins and silks, so now is the time to find your perfect pink lipstick and enjoy all the fashion for the season.

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