While our go-to lip situation invariably involves a matte red that has somehow become our identity, we are also massive fans of the pale lip. Pale as in “Dusty Springfield mod” pale pink, or “super-tan beachy California girl in the early 70s” pink. The key here is to do something around the eye area, something dark and smoky. Eyeliner And MORE eyeliner! Do it! A cat’s eye — take it there. Whatever… then you get your pale lipstick and you apply a coat. We are currently in love with Mac’s Sheen Supreme in Happy Hibiscus. After one coat you’ll think, this is weird! So you blot, and suddenly it all makes sense. So retro.
Sheen Supreme lipstick in Happy Hibiscus $14.50 at Maccosmetics.com