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Spring’s “Anti-Nude” Neon Pink Lip

barbie pink lip

Barbie Pink Lips
The trend: Bold candy pink lips
The cities: New York City, London & Paris
The events: New York Mercedes Fashion Week SS15 and Milano Moda Donna SS15
As seen on the catwalk at: Moschino, Aquilano, and Altuzarra


bold pink lip on runway

Call it a backlash to the nude makeup movement. A handful of designers threw political correctness to the wind for spring 2015 and embraced American doll Barbie in all her vibrant pink glory. Jeremy Scott at Moschino took the look to the extreme taking Barbie’s wardrobe of jogging suits, headbands and hot pants and fashioning them for Real Wives of Beverly Hills fans. The show made headlines across Europe especially in London’s Daily Mail.

pink lip for spring

“I love it. I feel hot in this makeup,” said model Charlotte Free to Allure backstage before the show. It was celeb makeup artist Lucia Pieroni who designed the look. “I wanted the models to look like how I would imagine Barbie would look like if she was a real person today. So it isn’t too over the top. So lots and lots of lashes and that fantastic matte pink lip which we made using MAC lip mixes. I think we used magenta, white and yellow and mixed it all together.” Pieroni then made the same mixture again with lip gloss and brushed over the lipstick. She finished with beautiful skin and groomed brows.


If you are going to pull off this bold pink lip, ensure your lips are perfectly smooth. Brush them with a dry, soft toothbrush first to remove any dead skin. Then apply a lip primer or balm. Your lipstick will glide on and stay put much longer.

Here are a handful of our favourite bold, bold pink lip colours.

nars lip pencil

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Jardin des Plantes


clinique matte lipstick in pink

Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Magenta

elizabeth arden lipstick in pink vibrations

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturizing Lipstick in Pink Vibrations

mac lipstick in candy yum yum

MAC lipstick in Candy Yum Yum

nars audacious lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Claudio


  • Reply
    April 27, 2015 at 11:49 am

    I love these bright pink colors. I never liked the nude lip or natural look makeup I general anyway.Dispite what I read as popular wisdom of the conventional day,i always flt it imbaanced to do a dramatic eye and understated lip.I like a cat eye or dramatic shadown liner & brow ,eye plus a dark or bright lipstick.TO ME that is balanced,and always has worked for me

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    Nadia Luzi
    April 10, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    It’s a revolution! The end of the Nudes lol, at least for now.
    As much as I love my nudes I must confess that I’m glad for this new trend, this summer is going to be allnabout raspberry lips!

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    lulu starr
    April 10, 2015 at 2:08 am

    the pink in a tube.

  • Reply
    April 6, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Hi Dave – Would love to have your advice: Can you recommend a foundation with a “Luminous Finish” or a “Glow”? Want to get it for my Mum – I prefer a more “Matte” look. We both have “Porcelain” complexions. Thank you so much! GAIL

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    April 6, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Living in “Maybelline WHISPER ‘LA LA LILAC'” lately – my favourite shade of Pink + Lavender! Just like the NARS shade. And of course LOVE “MAC” lipstick – but my favourites “SNOB” (Pink) + “XPOSE” (Nude) – discontinued after years! Not happy! Would LOVE to have them back! Any advice Dave?! 🙂 Thanks for all your work + advice! And GIFTS of course! SINCERELY – GAIL

  • Reply
    Marie Riemer
    March 31, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Pretty colours – I especially love the Clinique & MAC

  • Reply
    Linn Bland
    March 21, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    I love the makeup colors and the packaging. Wearing this makeup will definitely bring out the beauty in you. This is a nice sassy collection. So feminine!

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    March 17, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Love it great colors

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    Nicole Jubleew
    March 16, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Great shade!

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    March 15, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Beautiful! The colors are gorgeous.

  • Reply
    March 14, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Thanks for all

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    natalie antia
    March 13, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I love the MAC candy yum yum so luscious and vibrant!

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