Pretty In Pink: The Violet-Pink Lipstick Review
Published Nov 30, 2013
Pink is always pretty, but add a hint of purple and it really packs a punch! Violet-hued pink lipsticks can be at once super sweet and surprisingly bold. Each of our favorite options below will brighten you up on even the chilliest of wintry days.
Megalast Lip Color in #967 Dollhouse Pink | $3
A neon pink, patent leather–esque shade that glides on thick, this bargain buy isn’t for everyday wear. It lasts well, and is best for beauty extremists—wear with an oversized hair bow and heels.
Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in #579 Sky Pink | $4
This pick is the antithesis of the Wet N Wild, in that it’s the most subtle shade in the group. It’s almost peachy with a lilac undertone, and wears as a sheer shimmer. On a cool skin tone, it could nearly pass as a nude.
Color Sensational Vivids in Pink Pop | $5
It’s the perfect bubblegum pink—managing somehow to be both neutral and completely over-the-top. Wear it with bare-faced makeup for a modern look, or play it up with winged liner and lashes à la Nicki Minaj. Long-lasting and comfortable to wear, too.
Lipstick in #149 Cream | $13 | shop it
This creamy lipstick can’t seem to make up it’s mind! It seems to fall more toward the purple end of the spectrum, but Is it bubblegum or lilac? Pastel or neutral or bright? Whatever it is, we’re big fans, and we think you’ll love it, too.
Color Lip Last in #9 Life In Pink | $13
Bright, retro baby pink in an unapologetic matte, almost chalky finish—and not for color skeptics! The formula glides on creamy, but quickly dries as though it were liquid, making for incredibly long-wearing color that will last through dinner, desserts, and a few innocent kisses, too.
La La Lips Velvet Lip Pencil in Blush | $23
This slightly violet fuchsia could put a smile on any face! The finish is matte with a bit of eye-catching micro shimmer, and the formula felt moisturizing and fresh. It wears well without staining, and we love the breezy application you get with the pencil shape.
Lipstick in Pink Kashmir | $24 | shop it
Lipstick in Underworld | $24
The violet sheen in this fuchsia matte is begging to be worn on darker complexions. It looks like a flattering berry pink at first glance, but has slightly witchy, light-catching purple pigment that makes you look a little bit magical. It’s also for anyone with purple tones in their hair; lovely and unexpected.
Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Hydra-Balm Lipstick in #5 Dragon Pink | $35
A deep, warm fuchsia with a strong purple undertone and a hint of berry, it’s irresistibly sexy. It’s sheer, yes, yet pigment-packed enough to make lips look plumper and ultra-moisturizing. The slim silver tube is a chic bonus.
Lip2Cheek in Demure | $36 | shop it
This minimal pot of pink is the smartest buy on the page, because it’s designed to double as a cheek color! Warm and flattering, with more neutral than neon as opposed to the other shades on the list, it’s the easiest for everyday wear. Perfect for overnights or on-the-go touchups, the balmy color can be blended anywhere on the face for a healthy blush effect. The moisturizing formula protects skin. It might be your new favorite pink!
What are your favorite lilac- and violet-pinks?