The Barbies I had when I was a child were all white, blue-eyed and blonde-haired with pink lips. For some reason, Mattel Asia didn’t sell dark-skinned dolls because they don’t sell as well as the light-skinned dolls, so, as you can probably tell, my beauty ideals were warped from a very young age.
While I don’t look to Barbie as the pinnacle of beauty anymore, there is a little part of me that still wants to be Indian Barbie. I mean, I’m tall, I wear frou-frou dresses all the time, and the best part: this Barbie has movable parts and a brain that works!
I may not have massive jugs Barbie has, but I sure do have a plethora of pink lip colors I turn to depending on how pink I want to go.
Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Gloss in Electric Shock
I was pleasantly surprised when I picked up this lip gloss in CVS when I was in the States a little more than a month ago. It’s very pigmented for a cheapie gloss you can get from the drugstore, and it shines like crazy, too.
Slap it on over a lippie, or just as it is like I’ve done here, and you can look half-decent after a Barbie-related bender.
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Lollipop
Revlon’s Lip Butters are like multiple orgasms. You don’t remember a life without them, and you don’t want to ever go back to that place.
Lollipop is one of my favorite shades in the range, and they’re hydrating as well. I love pairing them with my pin-up-inspired bathers by the beach.
Rimmel Color Show Off Lipstick in Shocking Pink
This is one of my favorite pink lipsticks EVER. So top-of-the-list that my mother swears by it, and we always have spare tubes just in case.
It’s a stunning matte finish without being too drying. All you need is one slick and you’re good to go.
I don't think it's available in the US, though, so you may have to hit eBay to find it.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Strumpet
I am ashamed to tell you how much money I spent the last time I stepped into Sephora in the US. You guys have it WAY better than we do here in Singapore. (I can’t wait to move to the US!)
What I’m not ashamed to tell you is how much I am in LOVE with OCC Lip Tar in Strumpet. As all OCC lovers will tell you, a little goes a long way. My only annoyance comes from the fact that it stains your lips.
So, what are your favorite pink lip colors? Did you want Barbie’s lips, too?