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The 10 Best Pink Lipsticks for the Perfect Pout


If you ask us, pink is one of the most adaptable lipstick shades there is. What other color features such a range? A pink lipstick in a shade similar to your natural lip color is perfect for adding a subtle boost to your overall makeup look, while a swipe of hot pink instantly boosts a simple makeup look from plain to punk.

Like all lipstick, color is only one factor to consider. You also need to decide whether you want a matte lipstick, a liquid lipstick, or maybe something more on the sheer side. To help you pick the best pink lipstick, we’re highlighting 10 products we love– the first five of which are based on Ipster reviews from past Glam Bags.

CONTEXT SKIN Matte Lipstick in Say Love

1. CONTEXT SKIN Matte Lipstick in Say Love

This creamy lipstick is a matte, rosy pink shade that’s universally flattering. It delivers not only beautiful color, but a hydrating formula as well. Packed with botanical oils, vitamins C and E, and antioxidants, this lipstick will condition and help protect your pout while you wear it. 

When reviewing this lipstick, Ipster @panda_steaks wrote, “Long-lasting, creamy, and didn't dry out my lips like a lot of matte lippies do. Not a color I would normally pick for myself, but very flattering and looks nice for fall. Layer on for a dramatic effect or blot for a nice autumnal stain.”

ILLAMASQUA Antimatter Lipstick in Solar

2. ILLAMASQUA Antimatter Lipstick in Solar

Ready to shake things up? This bold, coral lipstick is perfect for those days when you can’t choose between a pink or red lipstick. It’s a semi-matte finish that glides on smooth without any overpowering shine. While saturated colors like this bright pink tend to mean more touch-ups throughout the day, this long-wear formula keeps everything locked in place for longer. 

Ipster @mb4rss found a new favorite after receiving this lipstick in her Glam Bag, writing, “The lipstick itself is incredibly soft on the lips and it has great staying power...this one stays in my purse!”

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Lip Lingerie in Silk Indulgence

3. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Lip Lingerie in Silk Indulgence

Falling more on the nude side of the pink spectrum is this liquid lipstick from NYX. While some liquid lipsticks can feel drying, this long-wear formula is infused with vitamin E to condition your lips throughout the day. With a sleek, matte finish, it’s no wonder this is one of the best lipsticks the brand has to offer. 

“The matte on this doesn’t make my lips feel like they are glued together,” one Ipster wrote. “The color is so simple and subtle–a win in my book.”

ESTÉE LAUDER Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Jealous

4. ESTÉE LAUDER Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Jealous

Hello, fuchsia! This highly pigmented formula comes with some hefty color payoff. The creamy color offers medium to full coverage that stays put for up to six hours. It’s also built with ESTÉE LAUDER’s time-release moisture complex to keep lips hydrated and happy. 

Ipster @charming_apple wrote, “Fantastic color. Lasts a LOT longer than I ever expected—through a holiday party. Moisturizing and lovely to apply. Loved the magnetized closure.”

ILLAMASQUA Antimatter Lipstick in Cosmic

5. ILLAMASQUA Antimatter Lipstick in Cosmic

Looking for a neutral with just a little bit of pop? Enter: this long-wear lipstick. Semi-matte and totally buttery in texture, it’s a classic pink-red lipstick done right. The rich pink color veers more on the cool side and looks especially great on people with cool undertones. The richly pigmented formula will also save you on time–just a quick swipe and you’re good to go. 

After receiving this lipstick in her Glam Bag, one Ipster couldn’t help but sing its praises. “Love the mix of ‘not quite satin’ and ‘not quite matte.’ The perfect blend.” she writes. “Neutral without being too brown. My perfect pinky-nude. This was a home run.”

REALHER Moisturizing Lipstick in So Sassy

6. REALHER Moisturizing Lipstick in So Sassy

This timeless blush color is flattering on all skin tones. Even better, it’s a formula that’s all about providing as much moisture as possible. Every lipstick is packed with jojoba seed oil, shea butter, and vitamin E to hydrate throughout the day. Like the ESTÉE LAUDER lipstick highlighted above, this lipstick also comes with special slow-release moisturizing powers, thanks to encapsulated water that’s released throughout the day.

BELLE EN ARGENT Punched Up Auteur Creme Lip Color

7. BELLE EN ARGENT Punched Up Auteur Creme Lip Color

From the chrome packaging to deep fuschia color, everything about this lipstick is a luxe and #selfcaresunday worthy. The super creamy texture has just the right amount of shine and a bold pop of color. This lipstick formula features jojoba seed oil and argan oil to keep lips looking just as luxurious as they feel in this bright, powerful shade of pink.



This matte, rose petal pink liquid lipstick is strong enough to stay put throughout even the busiest of days. The coverage here is buildable. Apply a thin coat for a low-key look or allow the first coat to fully dry and then begin to layer for something bolder. Oh yeah, did we mention that it also smells just like cake? 

Pro tip: Super matte formulas like this have a tendency to show off any flakiness or dead skin on the lips. For best results, exfoliate lips and hydrate with lip balm before applying this lipstick.

THE BEAUTY CROP GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick in Frosé

9. THE BEAUTY CROP GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick in Frosé

There’s a reason liquid lipsticks are in every makeup artists’ toolkit: the seriously pigmented color payoff. This liquid lipstick formula from THE BEAUTY CROP is buttery and easily buildable with a luminous matte finish. This baby pink is an utterly perfect everyday lipstick, and can be easily dressed up or down with a sheer or frosty lip gloss on top.

FINDING FERDINAND Flamingo-A-Go-Go Lipstick

10. FINDING FERDINAND Flamingo-A-Go-Go Lipstick

This punchy hot pink mauve leaves lips with a flirty, semi-shine finish. The pigmented coverage makes it perfect for day or night-time wear. If you’re looking to rock a lipstick on the beach or in the sun, this lipstick should be a top choice as the botanical oils act as a natural sunscreen and have a hydrating, moisturizing effect on your lips. 


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About the author
Cortney Clift
Cortney is a New York-based freelance writer who has written about beauty and wellness for more than six years. She was previously the senior writer and special projects editor at Brit + Co where she covered a wide range of news and lifestyle topics.
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Article Last Updated January 16, 2020 12:00 AM