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Here's a Pretty, Unexpected Makeup Look to Try This Weekend

Bonus: It'll feel fresh for upcoming holiday parties, too.

Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for "makeup tutorial" and "hair tutorial" yields more than five million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what's best.

Pink lipstick isn't exactly a typical makeup look for December. Think holiday party beauty ideas, and you're more likely to go the glitter or classic-red-lip route. But that's exactly what makes a bubblegum shade feel so fresh and unexpected this time of year. In a new tutorial from editor-slash-influencer Kristen Nichols, she demonstrates her (super-easy!) step-by-step technique for pulling off the perfect pink lip, as well as her all-time favorite products for the look.

She starts it off with a coat of Glossier's Rose-Scented Balm Dotcom for a smooth base, which she then tops with Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Powerful. That's it — no lip liner or brush required. (Nichols shares a genius tip for using the lipstick bullet itself to create a precise line.) You can watch the full video below: 

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