Summertime Pinks: Lips Edition

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Over and Over Again

You know that feeling of being so drawn to a particular lipstick you’re convinced you don’t have anything quite like it yet in your stash. Only to find out upon actual inspection that you actually have 5 of them drowning at the back of your drawers. Sigh. I should probably do a series of these “I swear I don’t have this shade yet” moments as to craftily remind myself how unadventurous I am when it comes to picking lip (and eye. and cheek) shades. Time to step on the brakes when it comes to them pinks, Shari. MAC Chatterbox. A bubblegum pink that’s probably the least bright and pop-outish of the bunch. Been used quite a lot, too as it’s one of the more inoffensive pinks that can be worn even to Church without accidentally blinding the priest upon taking communion. Chanel Exaltee. A gorgeous fuschia that I’m not so scared to wear. Despite the shade brightness, the lipstick formula is actually quite sheer so Exaltee is more understated than its equally fuschic counterpart, Carthage. NARS Carthage. The ultimate pop of hot pink in a matte formula, thank you. NARS pure mattes are purely underrated, IMO. I love that this formula isn’t as drying on me compared to the Velvet Matte lip pencils. Carthage is a beautiful, striking bright pink that’s completely opaque in one swipe. My go-to look-at-me (papansin) shade. Did I mention how long-lasting this is? I had to scrub my arm to remove the stain it leaves. Chanel Le Baiser. A pink grapefruit shade in a Chanel formula (Rouge Cocothat’s most forgiving on my lip lines and flakies. I don’t particularly reach for this often, but when I do, I’m always surprised how it brightens my face without the need for other face makeup. All the others above, I can’t wear without any other makeup on because it’ll make me look EHHH. Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Electric Pink. Newest on this list (read review here). It stands out as the deepest pink among the bunch. It’s also the most opaque upon first swatch (and it’s a lip pencil, you guys). Long-lasting, but not as superior as NARS Carthage that sticks around forever.

pinksWhat are your summertime pink lipsticks? 

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  1. Arya De Guzman
    May 15, 2014 / 4:17 pm

    the bobbi brown art stick electric pink caught my attention

    • May 19, 2014 / 7:05 pm

      It’s a headturner, that one! 🙂

  2. May 15, 2014 / 4:36 pm

    I have MAC Chatterbox and it’s my everyday shade. I was gonna buy NARS Carthage a few weeks ago, but then I realized I had way too many lipsticks for now. LOL

    • May 19, 2014 / 7:05 pm

      YESSS – with your new Tom Ford lipsticks sarreh! 😉

      • May 21, 2014 / 6:37 pm

        HUHUHUHU I feel bad for that. But it’s Tom Ford! 🙁

  3. May 15, 2014 / 5:27 pm

    The problem with NARS pure matte is ang konti. But I don’t know if at matters to me anymore. Parang wala akong nauubos. There’s no sense to gripe about how little product it has

    • May 19, 2014 / 7:07 pm

      Actually. Onga noh, konting konti lang siya cos ang thin na nga at ang short pa. Not value-for-money there buuuut – the formula sits well with my dry peely lips!

  4. Makeup With A Heart
    May 15, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    The Bobbi Brown looks so pretty. I’m not a pink lip kind of girl but now these are getting me to reconsider my no-pink stance xD

    • May 19, 2014 / 7:08 pm

      Same with me being a non-red wearer before, but once I found THE red for my skintone, I was hooked 😉 I think you just have to find the perfect pink for your coloring 🙂

  5. May 16, 2014 / 7:59 am

    I’m more of a coral girl every summer and come to think of it, I don’t have too many pinks but I enjoy getting MAC Elegant Accent out every now and then.

    • May 19, 2014 / 7:09 pm

      Nikki! I know you’re a coral girl nga – saw your post before and ahhhh, stunning collection of corals you have there woman!

  6. Endora Siu
    May 16, 2014 / 9:01 am

    These are certainly very similar but super gorgeous nonetheless 🙂 x
    Endora | Bauble & Trinket

    • May 19, 2014 / 7:09 pm

      “They’re not the same, they’re similar!” LOL :)) #beautybloggerproblems

  7. May 16, 2014 / 12:08 pm

    One thing’s for sure. I don’t have too much pink lipsticks since I only have a few — MAC Please Me and UD Naked Liar (which is nude-pink). I should probably get more pinks. But I don’t think they’d suit me 🙁 My go-to lipstick (for any season) has always been in the brown/nude family so…haha. Thinking about getting MAC Mehr tho. I fell in love with it when we swatched it sa Rustan’s last time 🙂

    • May 19, 2014 / 7:09 pm

      And now you have one more pink with MAC MEHR! YAY! 🙂 Cant wait to see it on you 🙂

  8. May 16, 2014 / 9:46 pm

    Bright pink lipsticks are my favourite and you’ve picked some great ones! I’ve been eyeing NARS Carthage for a while now 🙂

    • May 19, 2014 / 7:10 pm

      I think you would totally rock NARS Carthage, Jennifer. Picturing it on your skintone now.. 😉

  9. May 17, 2014 / 9:39 am

    I have two of the lippies you showed here, exaltee and chatterbox, which would be my choices as well 😉 I am not into pink that much but seem to ‘like’ this colour more and more. nars carthage looks pretty as well, sadly the formula is not the best choice for me.

    • May 19, 2014 / 7:11 pm

      Aw NARS’ Pure Mattes don’t sit well with your lips? Weirdly, on my dry peely lips they’re a godsend. I mean, I can’t for the life of me wear any mattes without venturing on to cracking, peeling territory. 🙁 Exaltee, on the other hand – one of my faves, though!

  10. Raven Ang
    May 17, 2014 / 1:22 pm

    I love my chatterbox! Mine’s in a similar state as yours except it’s a bit shorter. Exaltee is a gorgeous shade!

    • May 19, 2014 / 7:13 pm

      Ooooh, I see Chatterbox is a much-loved shade here! :)And yes, I love my Exaltee talaga!

  11. May 18, 2014 / 12:30 am

    I freaking love the darker pink chanel and the bobbi brown pencil! They are such beautiful pinks! I sooo need to wear more lippies this summer!

    • May 19, 2014 / 7:13 pm

      You should, babe!! 🙂 I would love to see you rock dark pinks more!

  12. I Love Keekay
    May 19, 2014 / 4:04 pm

    So far, I am loving my Mac Chatterbox!

  13. Becoming Sleek
    May 22, 2014 / 9:45 am

    The MAC and the Bobby Brown ones are very appealing!

    • May 25, 2014 / 1:05 am

      The Bobbi Brown is especially a standout! ❤

  14. Eloisa Co
    May 24, 2014 / 7:33 am

    I just discovered this site from top blog! I love you reviews, and format and pictures and everything! i’m glad I saw your site!

    • May 25, 2014 / 1:05 am

      Awww thanks Eloisa! Welcome to my blog? 🙂 Hehe! Glad to have you here!

  15. September 16, 2014 / 2:16 pm

    I like Le Baiser, beacause I’m a little scared of fuchsias and bright reds. It looks like something in between that makes it more wearable, IMHO.

    • September 17, 2014 / 10:09 pm

      I’m actually letting go of Le Baiser because I don’t use it often HUHU.Are you interested to get it? 😉

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