Color Wars: My Favorite Shade of Pink

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Color Wars: My Favorite Shade of Pink
Beauty products all mentioned and linked below. Also pictured, Celine Vertical Tote (closest online is this larger Celine Horizontal Tote, or for less from Kate Spade, lighter pink at Etsy), and Ferragamo Verina Ballet Flats (mine are an old color, you can buy them in blush from Bloomingdale's)

I have a thing for hot pink. I buy a lot of this color. I have shirts, dresses, shoes, bags, makeup... you name it. This is my color. I'm obsessed! Today for Makeup Wars we're showcasing some of our favorite colors, and I couldn't resist showcasing some of my favorite hot pink or fuchsia items. I had a really hard time paring down this list, sorry it's so long!

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine in Pink in Devotion and Fuchsia Stiletto

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick
Get it at Sephora, Nordstrom

Is it a lipstick or a lip balm? I'm in love with this lip formulation, I probably own about 10 of them. I have them stashed in all of my makeup bags, in my desk at work, I carry them in my pocket... you get the idea. My favorites are the bright pinks, 6 Pink in Devotion (#1) and 50 Fuchsia Stiletto (#2).


Yes, Lipsense. I've gotten emails from individual reps, but I won't work with reps from MLM firms for various reasons I won't get into here. But, I've heard about it from so many friends, that it lasts all day, etc. I've bought a few colors, and then a few more... I think it is safe to say that I've drunk the koolaid and love it! I'll post a full review soon. I buy mine from Lauren, the sister of a friend. She ships fast and is super friendly.

My favorites are A Kiss for a Cause (#1), Fuscia (#2), Purple Reign (#3).

Nars Hot Pink Lips

Lately, NARS has just been amazing for me. Their new products are amazing, the shades so super pretty, I just want everything. All of the NARS, I want it all!

First, they just added new shades to their Velvet Matte Lip Pencil collection (get it from NARS, or Sephora), which is a well pigmented lipstick that I love. It's super easy to draw on to your lips, stays put for hours, and has a matte finish without being super drying. The hot pinks are Let's Go Crazy (#1) and 413 BLKR (#2).

Velvet Lip Glide is a well pigmented, shiny but not glossy, lip gloss. My favorite is Danceteria (#3, buy it at Sephora or NARS).

Chanel Hot Pink Lips

Chanel Rouge Double Intensité
Buy it at Chanel or Nordstrom

I really love the long lasting formula of Chanel's Double Intensité, read my full review here. I have quite a few of these colors now, and my favorites seem to be the bright pinks. Shocking Pink (#1) is pretty bright, I reserve that for when I really need a statement lip. Bright Raspberry (#2) looks more red in these images, but it definitely has a lot of pink in it. I've found that it works for pretty much any occasion, and it works for everyone, all skin tones.

Favorite hot pink blushes

I love pink blush, and I've found that the prettiest flush comes from a bright pink. As scary as it looks in the palette, with a big, fluffy brush this is the color that looks best on me!

NARSissist Unfiltered Cheek Palette (from Sephora or NARS) has a lot of pretty colors, though I mostly stick to the pinks in the top row.

Bobbi Brown in Pale Pink (at Sephora, Nordstrom or Bobbi Brown) has been my go-to color for a long time. I'm shocked that I haven't hit pan yet, it appears to be the never ending blush. So pretty!


Buy it from Sephora or Nordstrom

Do I even need to talk about this? If you don't own one, you need one. I always buy the sets that come with cleanser, often with more than one sponge. It works out in the end that the cleanser is free. Yes, these really are worth it, I pounce them on my skin when they are slightly damp, it blends foundation and concealer perfectly.

favorite hot pink nail polishes

Nail Polish

I recently went through my thousands of nail polishes and gave them away to friends. What I found was amazing. I had about 200 bright pink or fuchsia shades. All nearly identical. At least I'm consistent? In reality, there are only about 4 that I actually wear (almost all of the others have found new homes already), and these are my favorites. I wear pretty much only one of these shades on my toes year round, and I'll wear the same color on my nails a lot during the summer.

1. Morgan Taylor Prettier in Pink, at Amazon
2. China Glaze Fuchsia Fanatic, at Amazon
3. Chanel Desirio
4. Chanel Pulsion

pink polish swatches

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The NARS was sent as a PR sample, I purchased everything else.


  1. Your vibrant pink picks just made my day! This post welcomes spring perfectly! I need that Celine bag!

  2. I love pink, but I tend more to either towards a lighter hot pink or a blush than a fuchsia like these shades!

    The Bookworm Beauty

  3. I haven't tried Lipsense yet - I need to try it!

  4. I love your hot pink choices! Bobbi Brown pale pink is a staple for me. I want your pink flats too!

  5. As a purse addict, your Celine tote caught my attention!!!

  6. i have heard great things about Lipsense and i am really excited to try it !

  7. I love bright pink blush and nail polish. One of my best boys this year is the Nars blush palette, I use that hot pink often.

  8. If I don't have Nars BLKR, I think I'll throw myself on my proverbial makeup sword. I think I do...if I can't find it...again, the sword.

  9. Those NARS lippies are perfection!


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