Makeup: Five Shades of Pink

Hey Guys,

TGIF, Cheers to the Weekend and all other Friday greetings to you. Hope you all had a great week.

This post is part 2 of my ” Five Shades Of” lipstick series. If you missed the first one, check it out here. This week, I will be reviewing 5 shades of the colour pink. I actually have a lot of pink lipsticks but I tried to show you slightly different shades of pink as a lot of the ones I have are similar (don’t ask why).

I favor a pink lip for my everyday look because it is generally easy to pull off with any makeup look. Pink lipsticks are fun, playful, girly and attractive. I also find their application process is a lot easier than other colours, I literally just swipe many of them across my lips and head out the door.

Rimmel Pink Blush 006, Mac Viva Glan V, Mac Girl About Town, Mac Chatterbox, Wet and Wild E81510

I swatched the lipsticks on my arm and captured in natural lighting;

Mac Chatterbox 

I think Chatterbox was one of the first pink lipsticks I bought from MAC and I have been repurchasing since then. It’s a bubblegum pink lipstick and I wear it whenever I’m trying to make a statement with my makeup. It is an amplified finish thus the pigmentation is great, it lasts long , but is not drying at all. The formula is creamy and goes on the lips very nicely. One swipe on each lip will give you very good pigmentation and opacity. I will highly recommend this if you are looking for a pink “statement” lipstick. 

Viva Glam V

If you are looking for an easy, everyday wearable pink lipstick then this is the one for you. Its a sheer rosy pink shade that is the perfect MLBB(my lips but better) as it very subtle and natural looking. It has a bit of shimmer in it which I usually don’t like but I don’t mind this one. It will suit most skin tones because it is sheer and as such complements the colour of your natural lips. If you have never been a fan of pink lipsticks but want to try out one, this is a good start. 

I particularly love this lipstick because it’s from the Viva Glam range and every dime that is made from them goes to the MAC Aids fund to support people living with HIV and AIDS. I like anything to makes me feel better about buying so much makeup :-).  It’s a lustre finish though which means that you will need to really apply about three or four coats before you get enough pigmentation and it’s staying time is about 2/3 hours, not very good. 

Rimmel Pink Blush 006

I’m a fan of Rimmel lipsticks because they are of good quality and cost only a fraction of what most high-end lipsticks cost. Looking for a budget friendly pretty pink lipstick? Then you’ve come to the right place. Pink Blush is a light pink shade with cool undertones so it works best for fair to medium skin tones. I struggle with it sometimes as it can tend to wash me out and make me look somewhat ghostly, lol. So I line and fill in my lips with a light pink lipliner (Collection 2000 Pink Heaven) before wearing this lipstick. If you are darker skinned, you can wear this lipstick with a warmer shade of pink lipstick underneath and it will make it look more neutral. It applies nicely and usually lasts about 3 hours before it needs a touch up. Not my favourite pink lipstick but I wear it on days when I feel like giving my MAC lipsticks a rest. 

Wet and Wild Brilliant Lipstick E81510

I randomly found this lipstick one day when I was having a mosey around the shops when I lived in England. I was in Body Care and they had like a thousand Wet and Wild lipsticks in a big basket and they were 3 for £2 or something as ridiculous. I expected the lipstick to be crap but that is not the case at all. It’s a bright, almost neon pink lipstick with a slightly glossy finish. It can be a bit messy though so again I use a lipliner to prevent bleeding. What shocked me the most was it’s staying power. It lasts about 7 hours, no jokes. If I wear it on a night out, I never need to touch up and my lips will still be tinted pink after I have taken it off. This lipstick is a gem and I love it. You can try searching for it on Amazon or eBay because it looks like it’s from a really old collection so you might not find it in stores. 

MAC Girl About Town

Looking for a bold, party-girl pink lipstick? Then Girl About Town is for you. It is a fuchsia pink lipstick which can look purple depending on where the light hits. Also an amplified finish so it has great colour pay off with just one coat. It’s formula is quite moisturising so easy to apply. 

I think it is a universal shade because I’ve seen women of varying skin tones wearing this lipstick and they all looked fabulous! In Nigeria, you can get it from Konga here

It will be difficult to pick one out of the five shades to recommend to you as it really depends on the occasion. I will recommend Viva Glam V as an everyday wearable pink shade and for a party/night time, Girl About Town is sure to make your lips pop!

Are you going to try out any of the 5 shades? What other pink lipsticks are your favourite?

Peace and Love,


P.S Next week Friday will be the final part to the series with Five Shades of Purple. Please look out for it 🙂


  1. ibiayo(@odudubelubelu)
    September 7, 2012 / 5:35 pm

    Omg, I love d way ur lips luk in d pic where u av chatterbox on, did u use a lipgloss or lipliner with it?
    Tnx for d post. Lukin forward 2 d 5 shades of purple post.

    Now adding Mac chatterbox to my wishlist. xx

    • September 7, 2012 / 6:28 pm

      Thank you! I was just wearing Chatterbox, no liner or gloss..xx

  2. September 7, 2012 / 7:08 pm

    i really really love 'girl about town' <3

    • September 7, 2012 / 7:31 pm

      It's gorgeous 🙂

  3. Adaora
    September 8, 2012 / 12:52 pm

    Girl about town for the win!too dark to attempt the rest even with a brown lipliner underneath…btw i'm loving the new blog layout 🙂

    • September 8, 2012 / 5:32 pm

      Thank you dear..xx

  4. September 8, 2012 / 4:09 pm

    Cannot wait for five shades of purple!! I used to be a pink girl but i've moved on to bolder (older if you may…) shades 🙂
    I have viva glam gaga?? i think that's the name, wish i got yours instead, mine is just a bit pasty for me. I make it work somehow the few times I wear it!

    • September 8, 2012 / 5:35 pm

      Ah, Viva Glam Gaga is one of those pink lipsticks that are really hard to work with. I've been eyeing it but I decided to just leave it

      Also I know what you mean about purple being "older"..It's so my thing now!I hope you like next week's post 😀

    • Belinda
      September 8, 2012 / 9:14 pm

      Viva Glam Gaga *shudders* …I have NEVER made it work. Ever. Horrible buy. Never again. Girl about town looks good, will try that out next.

  5. September 8, 2012 / 10:08 pm

    I love the girl about town on you, it's the perfect shade, I'll think I'll get it

    • September 8, 2012 / 10:52 pm

      Thank you! You should definitely get it 🙂

  6. September 10, 2012 / 10:57 pm

    Girl about seems like my thing..

    • September 10, 2012 / 11:27 pm

      You'll love it! 🙂

  7. November 25, 2012 / 9:56 pm

    Hello, please can you recommend a good lipliner? Do you line your lips, I just purchased viva glam v and Ruby woo

  8. January 22, 2013 / 10:15 pm

    I remember when i first wore pink lipstick back in 2000 i was made fun of in school as a teenager, even when i was in high school 2002-2006. Now it's a fad….. Don't get credit for it, never did. Others did and do.

  9. May 19, 2016 / 3:00 am

    Hi pls which of these pink lipsticks would you recommend for a white wedding bride?thanks

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