Think PINK – it’s summer!

Think PINK – it’s summer!

It’s late; quiet and calm. Or the house is raging with noise and activity you are desperate to escape. It doesn’t matter. You’re in your own little corner in your own little chair, just like Cinderella, because that’s where you plan your makeup bag, Baby.

Red is hot, burgundy is sizzling and orange is now a mainstay in makeup, but it’s hard to beat pink for a quick pick-up to any complexion, whether it’s a gentle nude pink like Laura Mercier’s classic BABY LIPS ($23) or MAC’s CANDY YUM YUM ($16), a great hot pink that looks amazing on dark skin tones. Adding a brighter blush or lip liner can revive your usual pink lipstick look. A new, brighter or softer pink lipstick or gloss can transform your usual eye makeup. Most of these products came straight from my big kit and I reach for them constantly — look through your makeup and see if you have a great pink blush or lip color, or try one of these gorgeous pinks to add to your existing makeup bag (L-R, back to front):

Back row, LIPSTICKS: Laura Mercier BABY LIPS ($23), Chanel SEDUISANTE #91 ($34), Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural #20 ($20), MAC PLEASE ME ($16), Chantecaille Lip Chic DAPHNE ($35), Fresh Sugar ROSE Lip Treatment ($22.50), MAC FULL FUSCHIA ($16), MAC CANDY YUM YUM ($16).

2nd row, BLUSH: Nars LOVE ($30), MAC Proenza Schouler Ombre Blush SUNSET BEACH ($30), Bobbi Brown PRETTY PINK #41 ($26).

3rd row, Laura Mercier Lip Liner, BABY LIPS ($22), MAC Lip Liner IN ANTICIPATION ($19.50), Nars The Multiple RIVIERA ($39), Dior Addict Fluid Stick KISS KISS ($36), MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil KITTENISH ($30), MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil SPONTANEOUS ($30), Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lip gloss, PASSION FRUIT #10 ($18).