Q: Help! I’m clueless about picking a pink lipstick that will look good on me.
A: To get the scoop on pink-pout protocol, we consulted Julie Hewett, owner of Julie Hewett Noir Lipsticks and makeup artist for celebs like Nicole Kidman. “The darker your skin tone, the more pigment you can wear,” she says. If you’re going the drugstore route: Light-skinned women should opt for a sheer hue without any blue cast to it, like mauve or pale rose. We like Cover Girl Triple Lipstick in Tutu, $5.25, and Maybelline Wet Shine Lip Color in Mauvelous, $5.49. Olive-skinned and African-American lovelies look great in darker pinks with a touch of purple. Try L’Oreal High Intensity Pigments in Black Cherry, $9.49. Still at a loss? Go to your favorite makeup counter for a free consultation. For a look that’s gorgeous on any kind of cutie, use a beigy pink gloss. Try Julie Hewett Nude Noir, $18, and Clarins Lip Colour Gloss, $19.