Look pretty in pink this season
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Look pretty in pink this season

The fresh and youthful hue is being touted as the new red this season. So, let your lips do the talking this summer with a cheery pop of pink.

fashion and trends Updated: Apr 17, 2013 02:17 IST
Shara Ashraf
Shara Ashraf
Hindustan Times

No, we are not asking you to play Barbie. But there are little chances you’ll not fall in love with the hottest lip colour of the season, bright and bold pink. From this year’s Oscars to international runways, pink was on everyone’s lips. So give your red lips a break and sport some pink on your lips. The shade is breezy and youthful, and peps up your complexion with just a swipe or two.

If you’re not one of those chicken hearted types, you can rock the neon pink shade too. It’s the latest craze and perfect for making an instant statement. But since neon pink screams for attention, make sure that your makeup doesn’t exceed a barely there base, mascara and a touch of bronzer.

Amateur-proof your pink lips

Unless you’re dressing up to play the Pink Panther, avoid wearing bright pink lips with a bright pink dress. Pink lips look really flattering with all black, white, grey, yellow and powder blue outfits and even black and white prints as they add the perfect punch of colour to the look. Never wear too much pink in one go — a pink outfit with pink lips, pink eye-shadow, pink blush and pink nails makes you look funny. Do not allow your lipstick and blush to be at loggerheads. You can’t be pairing baby pink lipstick with too much bronzer or a heavy rose blush. Way too amateur. Go for a matching blush. Can’t find one? Take a little lip colour, apply on your cheeks and blend.

The best pink for you
Wheatish: You wouldn’t go wrong with dark pinks, berry pink, wine pink and pinks with a hint of wine, caramel and brown.
Fair: Pink lipsticks that have undertones of blue will look nice on you. You can also rock shades such as light shimmery pink, nude pink, shell, neon, mauve pink, pale rose and magenta pink.
Dark: Instead of light pale or sheer, deeper pinks with a tinge of purple work best for you.

First Published: Apr 16, 2013 18:21 IST