In addition to being an icon of London during the swinging sixties, Jean Shrimpton is also counted as one of the world’s first supermodels. They didn’t deem her “the face of the ‘60s” for nothing!
Although she had many notable features (lashes for days, cheekbones that could cut glass), Jean’s pink pout was rather perfect. Kissable, voluminous, and shimmery yet neutral was her signature. Petal pink lipstick with just a hint of sheen and frost may have been popular during her time, but this look works just as well today. For spring, update the Shrimpton pale pink pout by adding a pop of metallic or frost. Here are a few of our favorites:
If a lipstick can be sensual, then Dolce & Gabbana Shine Lipstick in Rosebud ($34) surely fits the bill. The formula is semi-sheer but very shiny and lustrous. After application, it will be hard not to say mwah! to your reflection in the mirror.
A bit of a game changer in terms of formula, Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel in Strange Magic ($30) is a solid gel that effortlessly glides over lips. Add to that the delicate vanilla scent and the ingredients that help fight signs of aging on your pucker and it’s a win all around.
Although it’s semi-sheer and a bit anti-Shrimpton-esque, Burberry Lip Mist Natural Sheer Lipstick in Field Rose ($33) still has fine pieces of glitter for that coveted ’60s frost.
Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Lip Stain Rebel Nudes ($36) come in a variety of neutral, pink shades for practically any skin tone. The formula is a hybrid gloss-stain-lipstick (try saying that five times fast) for lasting color with serious shine.
For a glossier finish, try TRUE Isaac Mizrahi Satin Lip Shine in Girls Pink ($18). It makes lips look full and plump without a hint of stickiness. Apply alone for a subtle pop, or over a favorite lipstick for more intensity.
For a crystal shimmery finish exactly like Jean’s, go for Estée Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Tiramasu ($26). Magically, this formula adds a bit of dimension to lips (read: bigger!).
-Casey Sharbaugh is the blogger behind www.comfortablycasey.com