I won’t lie, I’m not really a pink person. I never have been, and I doubt I ever will be. But things are a little bit different when it comes to beauty products — a sweetshop-pink blush adds a lot of life to pale skin like mine, and it’s amazing what a pink lipstick can do for brightening up the face, no matter what your skintone. I think pink suddenly becomes that much more appealing once spring starts to appear (well, it’s raining as I type this, but you know what I mean!) so I thought I’d share some of the pink products I’ve been using recently.
LUSH Snow Fairy (v)
I know it’s a Christmas product, I know, but I received extra bottles of Snow Fairy from friends who know how much I adore it and I don’t want to let it go. I use this candy-scented magic when I need an extra pick-me-up in the mornings, and although the original plan was to make it last until the Christmas products are released, I just don’t think I’ll be able to. Snow Fairy has got me hooked for life.
I Heart Make-Up I Want Candy Powder Blush in Wow, £2.99
This was a sample that came with a Makeup Revolution order a long time ago but it wasn’t until my go-to blush died that I reached for it. Wow is such a bright shade, a proper Barbie pink in the pan, but a subtle amount of it on cheeks, blended in, makes you look pretty and healthy (as long as you go easy!) It doesn’t sit on the skin quite as smoothly as other high street blushes I’ve tried but for £2.99 it’s not bad at all.
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter (v), £10 full size
My favourite body butter, one of the best ones I’ve tried in terms of non-greasiness. The Righteous Butter stuff always sorts out my dry skin, sinks in quickly, and it has that wonderful Classic Pink scent we all know and love.
LUSH Pink Fun (v), £5 per bar
A new discovery, and one I’m still um-ing and aah-ing about. Fun is a sweet, vanilla-ry bar, quite similar to Snow Fairy in scent, and you can use it as a solid shampoo, a bubble bar, and a body wash/soap. You can also make shapes out of it (hence the name) and I reckon I would have loved something like this as a child. Now, however, it doesn’t really do much for me, since when I used it as a soap it left my skin feeling really dry (I haven’t used it as a shampoo because I don’t use products containing SLS on my hair). As much as I like a multi-purpose product, and as much as I enjoyed making it into the shape of a cat, I think Fun was a one-off.
A rosy, Miranda Kerr-esque pink with a teeny hint of coral. The matte texture stops Amazing Grace from being too girly-girly and the colour stays put for ages, surviving both Danish pastries and shots of tequila. I admit, I’ve often overlooked this shade in favour of Bitch Perfect in the past, but recently I’ve started using it again and I’m so glad I have. The Matte Revolution lipsticks really are a dream.
The only lip gloss I have ever loved, and for good reason. It applies smoothly, doesn’t disappear as soon as you move your mouth (unlike a lot of lipglosses) and it isn’t too sticky, either. Oh, and did I mention it smells of chocolate?
Real Techniques Blush Brush, £9.99
I find many blush brushes to either be too big, leaving me looking permanently embarrassed, or too small, which makes blending a nightmare. This brush, on the other hand, is the perfect shape for giving the apples of your cheeks a little bit of life. The Blush Brush was actually the first Real Techniques product I tried and it remains my favourite — I can’t be without it.
What are your favourite pink products? Have you tried any of these? Let me know in the comments!
(v) = vegan
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Beth, 26, South East England.
Lover of books, dogs, yoga, travelling, and gin.
I write about ethical & eco-friendly living, minimalism, and mental health, as I muddle through one step at a time. Enjoy!