Pink is closely associated with girliness, femininity, and Barbie, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be cool—especially when it comes to lipstick. From light pinks to bright pinks and sheer shades to dark, rich tones, it’s one of the most versatile color families: Anyone who says pink lipstick doesn’t look good on her just hasn’t found the right one.
Still, unless you wave your girly-girl flag high, putting pink on your face can feel a bit intimidating, like you’re suddenly no longer at your desk and are on a football field waving pom-poms instead. (You’re not.) Non-basic ways to wear pink lipstick are out there, so go ahead and take a cue from these inspirational looks.
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