Brighten Up the Spring Season With 4 Must-Have Pink Lipsticks

Word association: Light pink lipstick. Go! READ: 7 Matte Pink Lipsticks Under $15 Fine, I’ll start: cashmere twin sets, a tennis racquet, a white visor, a string of pearls, a lawn. Um, horses? Polo collars, popped, and my grand-mère — the one who prefers we call her by her first name. All reasonable — but not entirely fair. Light pink lip color has a bad rap, because that’s what happens when you’re the preferred shade of anyone who’s ever driven a golf cart without having stolen it. Chosen out of a lineup, it’s the palest, the least obtrusive, the most unassuming … It’s just there. But for all those connotations, pale pinks are so much more versatile than we’re giving them credit for: They’re soft and subtle in their sheerer incarnations, a mod pop of color when they’re opaque. I hereby declare a widespread recovery effort to take light pink lipstick off the golf course and put it back where it belongs — so, like, pretty much everywhere. READ: How to Wear Nude Lip Color at Night Get in on it with these four unbeatable picks:

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    Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Pale, cool-toned and decidedly marshmallowy, with a satiny finish that lasts far longer than you'd think. $26, Sephora.com
    Sephora.com
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    Clinique Pop Lip Colour and Primer Slightly sheer and utterly weightless, a pale pink anyone can wear. $18, Clinique.com
    Clinique.com
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    Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm A neutral light pink that borders on beige, with a balmy, lightweight formula. $25, LauraMercier.com
    LauraMercier.com
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    MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Saint Germain This pastel is not messing around: It'll give you the bright, flat, clean Easter-egg pink of your mod dreams. $17, MACCosmetics.com
    MACCosmetics.com
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