I’ve made this confession over and over again, but I’ll say it again: I’m a beauty editor who is pretty low-maintenance when it comes to makeup. It’s not that I’m totally apathetic to makeup, but it’s not my favorite part about the beauty world. For me, I’m more obsessed with learning about skincare. I’m not one to spend hours perfecting my cat-eye or experimenting with a bold eye shadow look.
But I will say that there is one thing I am passionate about when it comes to makeup, and that’s lip products. I love changing up my lip color and trying out new shades. I’m not one to shy away from a bold lip. There’s a reason I have more lipsticks, glosses, stains, balms, and oils in my makeup inventory than my mascaras, foundations, concealers, eye shadows combined.
So, yeah, I feel very strongly about lip colors. And while I like to play around with new hues, there’s one that has never failed me: A pink lip gloss. What can I say? It’s a total classic. Pink lip gloss was one of my first-ever makeup purchases. I remember I bought a cheap one at the drugstore—for the life of me I can’t remember the brand anymore—and I thought I was hot shit. I would wear that lip gloss everywhere I went. It was a mainstay in my little handbag. In every awkward middle school photo of me, chances are I’m probably wearing it.
Of course, I’ve had a lot of pink lip gloss variations in my life, and I’ve never been disappointed by any of them. Pink lip gloss and its very many shades is so universally flattering. It goes with any outfit and works for any occasion. And if you’re like me, wearing it gives you a boost of feel-good nostalgia. What more can you ask for in a makeup product?
Take a look at some of the best pink lip gloss options out there below.