How to Wear Pink Lipstick

One of my favorite things about blogging is being able to introduce you guys to some of my favorite “real life” friends–as in those friends I see in person on a regular basis. These are women that inspire me daily with their creativity, sense of humor, kindness and all-around beauty.  Today I would like you to meet Cassaundra. She is one of these women. We met in gourmet club and let me state for the record, that she is far more “gourmet” than I can ever hope to be. In fact, she’s far more “a lot” of things than I can ever hope to be–and I think that’s rad, because I love having friends who can teach me stuff and help me grow.

Within only minutes of knowing her, it was clear to me that we could be fast friends–AND that she had so much to teach me: about fashion, photography, decorating and beauty.  Cassaundra recently started a blog called The Blue Closet, dedicated to children’s fashion and mama style–right up our alley, eh. It’s fabulous guys–I mean really fabulous. (check the end of this post for links to some of my favorites from The Blue Closet)

Today, I’m turning things over to Cassaundra because when it comes to lipstick…
Well, she knows a lot more than I do.
Here’s Cassaundra:


I don’t know about you but there is something so empowering about a bold lip. Just ask maryilyn. A bold lip has the ability to make me instantly happy and ready for fun.

This spring I am loving really bright pink lips. In fact, the bright pink lip has become my favorite and most affordable spring accessory.

However, I have to say the bright pink lip is not my kids’ fave. They would put it on par with my fur vest. As they lean in for a smooch they suddenly halt just inches from contact.

“Whoa, kissy marks mom. No way.”

To which I respond “Yep, its lipstick, and they leave the best kissy marks so pucker up buttercup.” Then I exchange Kissing Hands and let them go.

Its a bright pink lip kind of day.

Bright Lipstick Loreal Pink Vinyl

Loreal Colour Riche in Pink Vinyl

Bright Lipstick Cover Girl Gloss Balm

Cover Girl Jumbo Gloss Balm in Watermelon Twist 215

Bright Lipstick Cover Girl Temptress

Cover Girl Lip Perfection Temptress

When I do a very bold lip i will often blend some concealer onto my lips first to get the most pure color, uninterfered with my own natural lip color.

Lip with concealer


bright lipstick 7

Milani Fruit Punch

bright lipstick 8

Maybelline in Fushia Flash

bright lipstick buxom

 Buxom Exhibitionist


Nars in Yu 

When I am doing a really bright color I don’t like it to be too perfect. For a more modern look I blot my lipstick a little to take off any excess shine and do not worry about a perfect line. I like the look of a little smudgy stained look to the lip. It also makes for a more carefree day.

Bright lipstick drugstore swatch

Bright Drugstore Lipsticks

Bright Pink Lipstick Sephora


Bright lipstick Sephora Swatch

how to wear bright lipstick

bag // sandals olive pants  // chambray dot top // rose gold bangles

Some of my other favorite posts from The Blue Closet:

The Twisted Crown Ballerina Bun Tutorial
This post about skin beauty products–especially since my skin has recently reverted back to the puberty stages.
These amazing shoe finds for boys and girls.
And THIS post about the perfect tee (i even ordered a few after reading this post).
Oh, and of course this fabulous tribal jean vest DIY.

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    cassaundra hull
    April 30, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    You are the best Ashley!! You have taught ME so much. Thanks for all the love.

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    April 30, 2013 at 7:55 pm

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    Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke
    April 30, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I love to see all the pinks side by side as well as how they look on you–lovely!

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    May 1, 2013 at 2:48 am

    I’ve been wanting to be on a pink lipstick hunt! Thanks for doing it for me!!!

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    May 4, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I love love LOVE pink lipsticks! I feel like I am too pale to wear them though… 🙁

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    May 28, 2013 at 4:10 am

    I have found Baby Lips from Maybellne, the color is Pink Punch, is pretty great too. It is only $3.99! Yay for pink lips.

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