LIP SER­VICE

Hol­ly­wood is tick­led pink with vi­brant kissers, but the happy color isn’t pay­ing lip ser­vice to ev­ery­one

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Celebs like Christina Mil­ian and Chloë Grace Moretz rock new hues in search of the per­fect pout

So long, dark, moody lips — A-lis­ters are rekin­dling their care­free tween years by paint­ing their pouts in flirty, fem­i­nine shades of pink. “It’s such a fun color to wear now be­cause it’s bright enough to make a glam state­ment but still ca­sual enough to go with that laid-back sum­mer vibe,” says makeup artist David Ro­driguez, who cre­ated Christina Mil­ian’s youth­ful look. But take note: The per­fect shade is just pink enough to de­fine lips — one that’s too bright can end up high­light­ing flaws, and one that’s too chalky can leave skin look­ing dull. Take cues from these celebs to find out which shade will flat­ter your skin tone and which will fall flat. And for best re­sults, Ro­driguez tips: The nat­u­ral tone of your lips can al­ter the color you ap­ply, so start with a clean slate by dab­bing lips with con­cealer first.

DARK SKIN? BABY PINK BRIGHT­ENS

“When it comes to darker skin, it’s all about cre­at­ing a con­trast,” says Ro­driguez, who used MAC Satin Lip­stick in Snob ($17, mac­cos­met­ics.com) on Christina Mil­ian. The hue’s laven­der tint pops against her skin to high­light its golden un­der­tones.

OLIVE? HOT PINK MAKES YOU GLOW

Em­manuelle Chriqui’s makeup artist, Shan­non Pezzetta, chose the elec­tric-pink hue be­cause it com­ple­ments the green tones in the star’s olive skin and im­parts a rosy glow to cheeks. One to try: L’oréal Paris Colour Riche La Lacque Lip Pen in Lacque and Roll, $10, drug­stores.

MEDIUM? COT­TON CANDY IS AG­ING

Mag­gie Gyl­len­haal’s pur­plish pink draws out skin’s ruddy tones in an un­flat­ter­ing way and makes teeth look yel­lowed. A hue with fewer blue un­der­tones (like L.A. COLORS Hy­drat­ing Lip­stick in Pink-a-boo, $2, Fam­ily Dol­lar stores) would have erased years.

FAIR? MATTE ROSE WASHES OUT

A flat, lip-toned pink left Chloë Grace Moretz’s porce­lain skin look­ing blah (es­pe­cially with the con­trast of harsh bronze eye shadow). A shim­mery rose (like May­belline Color Sen­sa­tional Lip Color in Pink Wink, $6, tar­get.com) would have been bet­ter.

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