La Vie en Rose: 15 Reasons to Reconsider Pink Lipstick This Spring

Forget reds and plums — this spring, pink is the hue we’re most likely to reach for in our makeup bags. Shades of rose blossomed on the lips of some our favorite stars as they walked the red carpets during awards season, proving the color can be anything but prissy. By far the most versatile lip shade, there’s a pink that flatters every skin tone and age group. We recommend pairing bright, bold tones with minimal makeup for a fun, youthful look, and matching warmer tints with sultry eye shadow for a sophisticated and feminine vibe. Peruse our most coveted shades and discover tips to perfect your pout!

By Liz Petoniak
Photographs by Michael Fornataro; from Marc Jacobs, Nordstrom, Urban Decay, Chanel

1 / Philip Pelusi PURE Cosmetics lipslicks in “Innocent”

Philip Pelusi PURE Cosmetics, best pink lipstick for spring

$13.99, Philip Pelusi

2 / Aveda nourish-mint™ rehydrating lip glaze in “Pink Hibiscus”

Aveda nourish-mint rehydrating lip glaze, best pink lipstick for spring

$18, Aveda Lifestyle Store

3 / Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in “Jolly Molly”

Not too bold and not too modest, we think this 10-hour hue is just right. 

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème, best pink lipstick for spring

$30, available at Sephora

4 / Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in “Georgie Girl”

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème, best pink lipstick for spring

$30, available at Sephora

5 / Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel in “Strange Magic”

Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel, best pink lipstick for spring

$30, available at Sephora

6 / Bobbi Brown “Monday to Sunday” Creamy Lip Color in “Pink Tulip”

Bobbi Brown “Monday to Sunday” Creamy Lip Color, best pink lipstick for spring

$26, available at Nordstrom

7 / Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in “Sheer Obsessed”

The newest lip color from Urban Decay offers sheer, creamy, buildable color — perfect for everyday wear.

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick, best pink lipstick for spring

$22, available at Sephora and Ulta Beauty

8 / Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Color in “Olga”

This month, CHANEL debuts the new Rouge Coco lipstick, reformulated with jojoba and mimosa butters, sunflower wax, and silicone for long-lasting hydration and luminosity. Each of the 29 new shades is named after members of Gabrielle Chanel’s inner circle, and fittingly, the pinks salute her best friends. 

Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Color, best pink lipstick for spring

$36, available at Nordstrom

9 / Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Color in “Ina”

Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Color, best pink lipstick for spring

$36, available at Nordstrom

10 / Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Color in “Roussy”

Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Color, best pink lipstick for spring

$36, available at Nordstrom

11 / Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in “Sheer Anarchy”

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick, best pink lipstick for spring

$22, available at Sephora and Ulta Beauty

12 / Aveda nourish-mint™ smoothing lip color in “Magenta Berry”

Aveda nourish-mint smoothing lip color, best pink lipstick for spring

$16, Aveda Lifestyle Store

13 / Aveda nourish-mint™ sheer mineral lip color in “Sheer Peony”

Meadow flowers inspired the palette of Aveda’s spring makeup collection. Pick a petal soon — these blossoming hues are available for a limited time only!

Aveda nourish-mint sheer mineral lip color, best pink lipstick for spring

$16, Aveda Lifestyle Store

14 / M.A.C. Cosmetics “Pencilled In” Lipstick in “Girl About Town”

M.A.C. Cosmetics “Pencilled In” Lipstick, best pink lipstick for spring

$16, available at Nordstrom

15 / M.A.C. Cosmetics “Lightness of Being — Mineralize” Rich Lipstick in “Dreaminess”

This lipstick contains a “77-Mineral Moist Complex” for maximum hydration, and we love the cotton candy color for spring!

M.A.C. Cosmetics “Lightness of Being — Mineralize” Rich Lipstick, best pink lipstick for spring

$22, available at Nordstrom

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