10 Delicious Lipstick Colors You Need to Wear for Spring
Spring is in the air—and that means the air is sweet with the flavors of warm, balmy temps, the bright sun, and vacation daydreams. Your wardrobe has likely lightened up, too, with colorful shades and effervescent looks. Make sure your makeup is following suit, especially your lipstick.
Channel the freshness of spring with these 10 delicious lipstick hues that are reminiscent of some of the loveliest parts of the season. These scrumptious shades are sure to deliver the prettiest of pouts.
Pop the cork; it’s time to make a toast — to bubbly-hued lips, that is. The delightful, soft hue of those bubbles is perfect for plumping up your pout in a sophisticated yet sexy manner. Consider it your version of nude, spiked with a bit more effervescent fun. Bad Medina’s Like No Other shade is tailor-made for champagne kisses. This version of nude has a hint of rose gold so it enhances your natural lips with a hint of sparkle — just like a champagne toast.
2. Bubblegum pink
From popping bottles, to popping big wads of bubblegum — we know you remember those packs of sugary, pink chewing gum. Give your lips a sweet rush with a bubblegum-pink lip lacquer for a fun twist that can still be quite chic. Just keep the rest of your makeup on the more minimal side. We love Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche line of lipsticks, which are infused with 12 edible oils and red wine resveratrol to enhance texture and provide antioxidant benefits. And they just so happen to have the ideal bubblegum shade in shocking pink called Kimchi.
Bright and zesty — just like the citrus fruit — tangerine is a glorious color to paint on your pout. If you like deep, saturated coral lipstick hues, this is a fresh new twist that is just a little bracing and bold. Try Bésame Cosmetics’ Tangerine Sweetheart Glaze; its thick and rich formula deeply moisturizes and conditions while providing high-octane color and shine. And it’s even sweetened with natural fruit and candy flavors for an added tasty treat.
4. Orange creamsicle
If your idea of a summer treat is a frozen orange creamsicle — or even an Orange Julius smoothie for that matter — then this is the shade for you. It’s not straight-up orange; rather, the hue has a creamy twist for a softer take. Try out NARS Audacious Lipstick in Catherine for your orange crush. It has softer, rosier notes in it, so you don’t have to worry about it being too flamboyant.
5. Fruit punch
Give your lips a taste of vitamin C with a bright drink of fruit punch-inspired lipstick. It’s a more moderate way to channel a juicy hue for your beauty look if you shy away from the bolder melon and berry shades. Clinique’s Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Punch Pop, a punchy strawberry-watermelon shade, provides just the right jolt of vibrancy without taking you past your comfort zone. Plus, the two-in-one formula keeps lips moisturized and color strong all day long.
Deep plum is plum-perfect for your pout this spring. Sure, it’s a far darker hue than some of these brighter, summery shades, but that’s what makes it especially great for a girl’s night out on the town or a date night. A little bit of delicious drama never hurt anyone, after all. Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color has just the shade, Violet Vixen. In addition to the dynamite color, precious honey nectar leaves a sensuous finish — and who can argue with that particular type of perfection?
One of summer’s most luscious fruits, cherries boast a rich red hue that’s well-suited for your lips, too. Like the shade of plum, cherry is a more dramatic choice that you can wear for day. Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Ultra Lipstick comes in the aptly named Cherry Bomb, and it’s a lustrous, color-saturated choice that happens to be infused with Volulip to deliver plumper, fuller-looking lips — a perfect way to show off that cherry hue.
This glossy hue is reminiscent of brown butter and toasted sugar, but light enough for the charms of spring. And Charlotte Tilbury’s signature range of lipsticks, K.I.S.S.I.N.G, comes in Hepburn Honey. Plus, it was inspired with classic icons in mind. Whether you channel Katharine Hepburn or Audrey Hepburn’s sense of style, your lips will be, well, as sweet as honey.
There’s something delightfully vivacious about the color of raspberry: It’s reminiscent of vivid flowers in bloom, and it’s girly and glam all wrapped into one. Dolce & Gabbana’s Classic Cream Lipstick in Guilty is a brilliant shade of raspberry that also happens to be delicately scented with the brand’s signature powdery rose fragrance. So, it really is like a flower garden for your lips.
Lavender fields are a dreamy vision of summertime. So, no better time than the spring to start priming your lips to echo their enchanting blooms and deliciously calming scent. Bite Beauty has a blue-violet hue called Lavender Jam that will have you channeling the lavender love.