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The prettiest possible pinks

Shades of summer

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Pond life chose me

We’ve been fans of Lipstick Queen’s Frog Prince lipstick for a while – the amphibian green colour reacts with your lips to change to an individual shade of pink. Now, though, you can also get it in gloss form too – don’t resist the green-to-pink goo. Frog Prince lipgloss, Lipstick Queen, £22, Space NK

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One strong hit

Born in Paris and popular with professional make-up artists the world over, Make Up Forever only launched in the UK last year. Their Rouge Artist Intense lipsticks are typical of the brand’s colour-saturated approach; their products pack a lot of pigment. Opt for Satin Fresh Pink for a light summer look. Rouge Artist Intense, Make Up Forever, £16, Debenhams.

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Limited lushness

Another intense one, but with a creamier finish. Illamasqua’s lipstick in Resist goes on in a wonderful crushed rose petal shade and, currently, comes in limited edition rose gold packaging. If you apply it lightly you can also use it as a lip and cheek stain. Resist lipstick, Illamasqua, £22.50.

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Crayon it on

We all know the benefits of crayons by now: easy to apply, not as likely to break off in your handbag and cause a disaster, and so on. This one, however, has Bobbi Brown’s smooth product in the centre. The New Hot Pink shade is juicy and eye-catching. Art Stick, Bobbi Brown, £21

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The cuteness

Like many Korean brands, Tony Moly have gone all out when it comes to cute packaging, disguising these lipglosses as rather mournful-looking rabbits. The product itself is somewhere between a gloss and a stain (colour stays, but there’s shine) and tastes of fruit. Juicy Strawberry, Tony Moly, £7, Cult Beauty

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