pink lipstick

The pink lipstick shades you need in your beauty arsenal

A swatch of the pink stuff will instantly up your chic levels

While red lipstick will always be an icon, pink lipstick sales are higher than ever.

We can’t help but think this is partly down to Meghan Markle’s favourite beauty products, given that she’s the royal fashion and beauty icon of the moment.

After it was revealed the new royal’s go-to shade is Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution in pinky-brown Very Victoria, sales of pink lipstick shot up. It’s thought that this was the very lipstick she wore for her official engagement announcement photo call in November last year.

The Spice Girl inspired shade quickly became as popular (if not more so) than the brand’s best seller, Pillow Talk, which is no mean feat.

So, aside from personal preference, how do you go about choosing a pink shade that suits you?

First things first, you need to know your skin’s undertone. The easiest way to find this out is to take a look at your wrist – if the veins show through as blue, you have a cool undertone. If they’re green, you’re warm, and if they’re a bit of both you have a neutral undertone.

Warmer skin tones can pull off shades that are brighter, more orange-based, while cooler skin tones suit blue undertoned lipsticks well.

And if you’re neutral-undertoned, we have some good news: In theory you can pull off just about any lipstick shade under the sun. The lipstick world is your oyster.

But at the end of the day, there are no official rules in the beauty world – if there’s a pink lipstick you’ve got your eye on, you should wear it with pride.

Keep scrolling for the best pink shades of lipstick on the beauty market right now.

Whether you’re looking for a bold statement pink or a subtle nude, there’s a bunch of shades out there for you…

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