The Best Lip Colors to Try for Spring
While your strappy sandals and flirty dresses are still keeping your swimsuits company in the back of your closet, there’s one seasonally-appropriate trend you can try out ASAP: fresh lip colors. With shimmering accents and poppy hues, these new tubes may help to transport you to a tropical mind-set while commuting in a downpour. We combed through the endless offerings to bring you our top ten, organized from nearly nude to deep violet.
Subtle enough to play off like a nude, but just glittery enough not to qualify as lip balm.
Juice Beauty ($22)
No Lipstick Lipstick
The barefaced look is still going strong, and this shade is meant to hydrate while enhancing your natural coloring. Hint: It looks a bit different on everyone.
Perricone MD ($30)
To pull off this on-trend pout, be sure that your lips are exfoliated and pre-moisturized (no to crease lines here, thank you). Also, make sure the shade is slightly darker than your natural skin tone to avoid washing you out.
Face Stockholm ($22)
Although this color looks crazy intimidating, it’s actually sheer (phew). One swipe provides a healthy glow and a subtle peach sheen that offsets naturally pink lips.
The Beyoncé trend heard around the world has become significantly easier to pull off thanks to this two-in-one tube. Use each color on its own or blend them together on your bottom lip to achieve a coveted ombré look.
Estée Lauder ($32)
“Pop” of pink doesn’t even begin to cover it. This one-swipe wonder packs a serious punch.
A striking shade may seem destined for summer nights, but you can pull it off a lot sooner with the help of a bold, matte formula (and a little bronzer).
With instant face-brightening power, the classic hue gets bonus points thanks to the fact that it’s also all-natural.
This crayon gets extra love for camouflaging the unsightly side effect of that third glass of Cabernet.
Bobbi Brown ($28)
Turns out purple undertones—rather than blood red—are the differentiator between a moody pout and one that’s stuck in the middle of winter.
Urban Decay ($17)