Beauty, Life

My Favorite Pink Lipsticks

This impromptu post is dedicated to my lovely grandmother who just passed away this past week. After hearing the news, I immediately flew home to the U.S. to be with my family and celebrate her life. My grandma’s name was Florence, and she loved the color pink. She loved to have her nails painted, and she looked so beautiful with a swipe of pink lipstick on. I suggested that for her funeral, all of us girls paint our nails pink. It was such a fun and lovely way to honor her. In today’s post, I’m going to share with you all my favorite pink lipsticks. 🙂


1. The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick in Darling Blush

I have this lip color in the shade 325 Darling Blush. It looks darker in the photo than it actually applies. This lipstick is a dark nude pink with a hint of shimmer, and it is BEAUTIFUL. I bought this on a whim in The Body Shop store in Copenhagen almost a year ago, and it immediately became my go-to. I keep this particular tube in my purse because it goes with any makeup look. It is also so moisturizing and never flakes off my lips. It is easy to apply (no lipliner required.) I think this lipstick will be the first tube I finish up! I am not sure if this particular shade is currently available, but there are a lot of similar colors available here.

2. Beauty For Real Lip Cream + Color in Barely There

The name of this lip cream is perfect because it really looks like it is barely there. Online, it is described as a ‘pinky beige nude.’ It essentially looks like your lips but better, giving them a hint of pink with a creamy, smooth finish. I know this is not your traditional lipstick, but it has the finish of one. I was never a fan of liquid lipsticks (as I don’t care for matte lips) before I tried these. These are hydrating and don’t make my lips dry and flaky. They are also long wearing. I only have to touch up once a day, and when I do, I use the mirror on the back of the tube and the light in the tip. It is honestly the coolest packaging ever! You can find this shade along with several others hereI also have a 20% discount code (MADISONMAKEUP) if you’re interested in trying one yourself!

3. Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Speak Your Mind

This is my favorite special occasion pink! It is a little brighter and more pigmented than my other pink lipsticks. I worked at a Bare Minerals counter this past summer and really enjoyed working with the Bare Minerals lipsticks. It was so fun to put a little bit of lip color on a client and watch her self confidence be lifted. It is amazing what a little lipstick can do! Bare Minerals discontinued their Moxie lipstick line and introduced the Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick collection. Similar colors to Speak Your Mind are Crave and XOX. However, you can still purchase the Marvelous Moxie lipsticks on Amazon. Just make sure you read reviews to make sure you’re purchasing from a reliable seller.

4. Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Fresh Papaya

This is a total throwback for me. I have used these since high school and have tried several shades. This one is my favorite! I love how affordable these are, and the quality is amazing. The MoistureSmooth Color Sticks are made with fruit extracts, mango, and shea butter so your lips are so soft after application. The color payoff is also really impressive. I highly recommend checking them out next time you’re at the drugstore, or you can purchase them here.

That is all for today. Thank you for stopping by. I’ll be enjoying the next few weeks relaxing and spending some quality time with my family, but I’ll try to squeeze some blog posts in, too. 🙂



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  • Reply Maria November 8, 2017 at 1:14 am

    Painting our nails pink was such a fun way to honor her memory. She would have loved it so much. Thanks again for the sweet idea <3

    • Reply Madison Marie November 13, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks for reading <3 I was sooo happy to see you.

  • Reply Billie+Jo November 8, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Yes. It was a wonderful idea, Madison.
    I was so thankful you were there to celebrate Grandma.
    And you know I love all these, right???

  • Reply Eena November 9, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    I’m so sorry about your loss; but this post is a great way to honor her memory and fondness for the little things enjoyed. These are pretty shades of pink! I think these would be great to give as gifts for Christmas!

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    • Reply Madison Marie November 13, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks so much, Eena. I agree – they would make for some awesome Christmas gifts! <3

  • Reply Danielle November 10, 2017 at 3:54 am

    I have two out of the four lipsticks you listed! (the bare minerals and beauty for real : ) It’s amazing what a splash of pink can do for a person. I love that you all painted your nails for your grandma. What a beautiful way to honor her memory ♥

    • Reply Madison Marie November 13, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Aren’t they the best?? Thanks so much for reading <3

  • Reply Shannon+Mahaney November 10, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I love that you dedicated this post to her.

    That Bare Minerals color is gorgeous! I love their make up!

    • Reply Madison Marie November 13, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Thanks so much, Shannon! I love Bare Minerals, too 🙂

  • Reply Veron November 11, 2017 at 7:25 am

    I’m so sorry about your grandmother. Great post idea to honor her memory through her favorite color.

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    • Reply Madison Marie November 13, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Thank you so much <3

  • Reply Heidi November 11, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Ooh, how I loved the nail painting idea 💕 And the whole post idea is such a beautiful one. I’m sorry for your loss x

    • Reply Madison Marie November 13, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Thank you so much, Heidi! <3

  • Reply Meera November 11, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Aw this is such a nice post, I’m sorry for your loss. I love a good off Pinky brown lipstick x

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    • Reply Madison Marie November 13, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Hey, girl. Thank you so much. Your blog is lovely. Just followed you on Bloglovin 🙂

  • Reply Shannon Sullivan November 12, 2017 at 12:27 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. This was such a beautiful way to honor your grandmother. She sounds a lot like my great-grandmother who passed away several years ago – she loved pink and always wore glittery butterfly brooches on everything.

    • Reply Madison Marie November 13, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you sooo much for the sweet comment, Shannon. Your great-grandmother sounds like such a lovely lady as well <3

  • Reply Courtney November 12, 2017 at 4:49 am

    The colors of these lipsticks are so pretty!

  • Reply Kim November 16, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I love that you dedicated this to your grandmother. Best wishes to you and your family on your recovery. Florence is such a beautiful name! These pinks are really pretty colors.


  • Reply Megan November 23, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    I have been obsessed with Tarte Lip Paint in the shade Birthday Suit, and Kat Von D’s liquid lip in Lolita II. They are my everyday go to.


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