a study in pink

If there is one trend I love seeing on others but never looks good on me, is pink. Pink lips in particular. Of course there are many types of pink and my olive skin tone can definitely pull one of them, but most of the time, something seems to go wrong. Insisting on finding the right shade for me, I share my top picks, mainly sheer but pink enough to satisfy my girly side!

The Balm  |  Nivea Raspberry Rose is a thick lip balm, which works wonders overnight to soothe and moisturise dry lips. You can also wear it in the daytime for a discrete pink nude lip, that brings any eye look together.

The Plump  |  Dior Addict Lip Glow is an amazing product with a heavenly vanilla mint scent. I've talked about it a million times, so I won't tire you with the same words, just try it!

The Gloss  |  I'm not a huge fan of lip glosses in general, as I find matte shades more flattering on me. Apart from that, Revlon Colorburst in Bellini is the one I can go for, especially in the spring/summer time as it looks so lovely on the lips, it catches the light beautifully and it's so effortless.

The Sheen  |  Chanel Ipanema, one of my favourite Chanel lipsticks. Again, a discrete, barely there pink shade, adding a lovely sheen. It's so easy to wear without a mirror and it never gets too much when reapplied.

The Matte  |  Mac Creme Cup, the controversial one. Whenever I look at the bullet, I desperately want to love it, but it takes so much time to work with it... Is it the cremesheen finish? Is it the shade? I can't really tell, but the best way to wear it is: lip balm, lip liner and light tapping motions to transfer the shade onto lips. If I leave it there, it will get dry soon, so sometimes I have to apply a little of Revlon Bellini on top... Have you ever tried? Is there any easy and quick way to apply this lipstick and love the result?

Please let me know!