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The Best Rose Lipsticks For That Perfect Pink Pout

The rosy hue that looks good on just about everyone – and we've got ten lipsticks to prove it

The sultrier cousin of the pink lipstick and an off-duty counterpart to classic red, the rose lipstick is the shade you should rock if you want to be assertive, yet not come on too strong. The rosy hue also instantly brightens up just about every skin tone instantly – that, coupled with the appearance of just-bitten lips will have you looking fresh, energetic and ethereal.  From matte to glossy finishes, here are 10 to try:

Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink Crushed Rose Collection in #11 Rosy Beige Maple, $15, Innisfree
This gives a non-drying matte finish and is formulated with camellia, mango seed, avocado and cotton seed oils to keep lips feeling nourished and soft too. Hera Rouge Holic Exceptional in #235 Mi Amor Seoul, $45, Hera
This gives a natural matte finish and glides on easily. Plus, we heard that this is one of the shades that brand muse Gianna Jun wore in the K-drama Legend of the Blue Sea as the sassy mermaid. Milani Amore Shine Lip Creme in Idol, $19.50
This gives a high-shine finish and has a flexible applicator to distribute the formula evenly across your lips. Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Lipstick in Get Up Stand Up, $40, Nars
A much brighter rose shade than the other lipsticks on this list, this gives a matte finish and is so lightweight you won’t feel like you’re wearing anything at all. Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick in Anniversary, $38, Sephora
Enriched with sweet almond oil, this matte lipstick keeps lips feeling hydrated and smooth while giving intense colour payoff. Dior Addict Lipstick Stellar Shine in #553 Magnetic Smile, $52, Dior
If you’re looking for a more subtle rose shade, this balmy lipstick is the one to go for. It has aloe vera and a blend of oils and waxes to keep lips hydrated and soft, as well as pearlescent micropigments that give a high-shine finish. Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick in Polaroid Pink, $59, Sephora
With a custom blend of polymers, this matte lipstick minimises the appearance of imperfections such as fine lines while providing intense colour payoff. Plus, we just really like its tube. Nyx Professional Makeup Slip Tease Full Color Lip Lacquer Lip Gloss in Rosy Outlook, $20, Nyx
This lightweight lip gloss gives a high shine finish that’s not too sticky. The hourglass-shaped applicator also makes it easy to spread the gloss across the lips. Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Creme Lipstick in Rose Decadent, $40, Laura Mercier
Infused with algae extract, this lipstick smooths out fine lines and gives intense colour payoff with a formula that is said to last six hours without feathering. L’Oreal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Color Ink in #121 I Choose, $21.90
With a lightweight, oil-in-water formula that dries down to a barely there matte finish, this liquid lipstick glides on lips effortlessly without smudging and flaking.