5 Favorite Pink lip colors for College wear : Photos and Swatches

 

Hey everyone!

I’ve been often asked by readers to give suggestions for Soft and subtle pinks for everyday college wear. Here’s a list of my current favorite pink lip colors that I wear for college.

I’m not a huge fan of nudes unless I’m wearing a smokey eye and since I wear only liner/mascara for college, I stick to slightly more pigmented lip colors to brighten up the look – soft rosy/berry pinks are my favorites!

 

5 Favorite Pink lip colors for College wear - Photos and Swatches

5 Favorite Pink lip colors for College wear - Photos and Swatches

 

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1. Colorbar lip pot – Pink Velvet (reviewed HERE)

This is cool toned rosy pink with a hint of mauve. It looks warmer on the lips and a sheer wash gives a very natural pink to the lips.

 Price : Rs 495

 

Colorbar lip pot -Pink velvet

Colorbar lip pot -Pink velvet

 

2. Benefit Cosmetics Benetint 

This is a gorgeous true rose tint that gives the soft natural rosy flush to the lips and cheeks! Its too bad its not available in India. Its perfect for everyday wear and gives a very natural no-makeup glow to the face.

Price : $18 USD = approx. Rs 950

 

5 Favorite Pink lip colors for College wear - Photos and Swatches

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint

 

3. Avon smooth minerals lip gloss – Rose Garnet (Reviewed HERE)

This is one of my most used lip glosses ever. The shade is really subtle but not nude which gives just the right amount of color. The gloss is quite moisturizing and I keep this one permanently in my handbag! The warm pink will suit most complexions and age groups! Highly recommended!

Price : Rs 349 (on offer Rs 269)

 

5 Favorite Pink lip colors for College wear - Photos and Swatches

Avon smooth minerals lip gloss - Rose Garnet

 

4. Maxfactor lipfinity lip tint – Berry Burst  (Reviewed HERE)

This is gorgeous berry lip stain which can be quite intense if layered. I like to wear it lightly topped with a sheer gloss for extra hydration. The great thing about lip stains/tints is that they sink into the lips and don’t sit on top of them like other lip products do giving a naturally tinted appearance to the lips. I really like this one too!

Price :   Rs 630

 

5 Favorite Pink lip colors for College wear - Photos and Swatches

Maxfactor lipfinity lip tint - Berry Burst

 

Lastly,  5. Maybelline Colorsensational lip gloss – Plumtastic

This is a muted earthy plummy pink. It has a bit of brown, a bit of plum and a bit of pink and another gloss which I reach out for A LOT! The shimmer is understated and the formula is quite moisturizing. It lightly stains the lips and stays on for quite a while. Its the kind of shade that’ll suit all skin tones! Its quite affordable and easily available too, highly recommended!

Price : Rs 250

 

5 Favorite Pink lip colors for College wear - Photos and Swatches

Maybelline Colorsensational lip gloss - Plumtastic

 

Swatches : 

L-R : Colorbar Pink Velvet, Benetint, Avon Rose Garnet gloss, Maxfactor tint Berry Burst, Maybelline Plumtastic

 

5 Favorite Pink lip colors for College wear - Photos and Swatches

L-R : Colorbar Pink Velvet, Benetint, Avon Rose Garnet gloss, Maxfactor tint Berry Burst, Maybelline Plumtastic

 

What are your favorite pinks for college/office wear? 

 

 

21 Comments

  1. Ani
    January 4, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    :-* awsom

    • Anonymous
      January 4, 2012 / 7:52 pm

      Thanks Ani 🙂

  2. January 4, 2012 / 7:33 pm

    the maxfactor tint luks the best next to benetint of course 😀 I think Lakme old rose is also gud for everyday wear to d college 🙂

    • Anonymous
      January 4, 2012 / 7:52 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll check out Lakme Old Rose. Which range is it from? Enrich one?

      • Anandhi
        January 4, 2012 / 10:41 pm

        Its from aquashine Ankita… one of my favs too:-)

        • Anonymous
          January 8, 2012 / 11:29 am

          Thanks for letting me know!

  3. Parita
    January 4, 2012 / 10:14 pm

    loving benetint and max factor a lot..and def getting plumtastic next..the color is lovely!

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2012 / 11:29 am

      It is! It’ll suit you too, do get it!

  4. Anandhi
    January 4, 2012 / 10:40 pm

    there are some beautiful pinks in revlon also like sassy mauve in super lustrous range and succulent pink in their velvet matte range.. I love matte pink lippies a lot that I end up picking up one everytime I come across.. and how could I forget colorbar naked pink:-) a very beautiful pink matte lippie:-)

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2012 / 11:30 am

      I’ve heard a lot about Colorbar Naked Pink and Revlon Sassy Mauve, will check out both of these soon!

  5. January 5, 2012 / 2:05 am

    I have the Maybelline one.. Its amazing.. But I Would love to try Maxfactor !!

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2012 / 11:45 am

      Maybelline colorsensational is awesome! Do try the Maxfactor one too!

  6. Anonymous
    January 5, 2012 / 7:40 am

    u always amaze me with ur choice of products ankita..all five are gorgeous!!

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2012 / 11:45 am

      Thank you so much Pavani! 🙂

  7. Ashwini
    January 5, 2012 / 1:39 pm

    hi….i quite like ur blog..u always do a detailed review/breakdown on makeup…..ur picuters give so much clarity on what to buy……useful review…off the topic..i wanted to buy avon ideal shade mousse fondation so can u pls tell me diff between the two shades nude and cream beige…?i saw one on ur blog…im typical indian complexion wheatish with yellow undertones…

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2012 / 11:57 am

      Hi Ashwini! Thank you so much! Nude is for fair complexions, its too light for my skin. I use Cream Beige which is still a little bit lighter than my skin tone but it works. If you are somewhat around my complexion, it’ll work for you too. It doesn’t have yellow undertones though, its a neutral shade. Its too bad they have just 2 shades because the product is quite nice.

      • Ashwini
        January 9, 2012 / 8:44 am

        thanks for the reply……oh…thats bad…i’ll look in some other brand then….thanks again..:)

        • Anonymous
          January 11, 2012 / 12:10 pm

          You’re welcome. If you’re looking for a mousse foundation, you could the Lakme Absolute one.

  8. Joo
    August 8, 2014 / 11:46 pm

    for me currently m using nude lip colours for the season,, there s so much humidity ,, so i feel nude colours look good in hot days as well as in rainy evenings after office hours,,,

  9. Joo
    August 28, 2014 / 9:35 am

    My office wear m using nude & corals shade…

  10. apeksha
    January 26, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    Great picks. I like lotus vintage rose and rimmel pin up for daily use.

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