Spring Lip Colors

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

As much as I love my vampy reds and berries during the fall and winter months, I've been really digging my spring lip colors (so much so that it is rare that I go a day without some bold lip color on, whereas dark lips would have only been a weekly occurrence, two times tops). To me, spring means pastels, bright pinks (or in some cases, purples) and fuchsias...just the whole vivid color lot. There are definitely a few other shades that I have in my Sephora cart right now (but I'm trying to be good and wait until the next time I get paid to purchase them), but these are six shades that I've been wearing pretty consistently for the past few weeks.


1. Melted Violet from TooFaced 

This, honestly, has to be in my top five favorite lipsticks of all time now. It's such a fun, unique color to wear on your lips and it just brightens my day every time I catch a glimpse of my reflection (which, if I'm being honest, is quite frequently because I'm a bit of a narcissist).

2. Melted Jelly Donut from TooFaced 

If you couldn't tell, I really love the new melted lipsticks from TooFaced. They apply like a dream, smell amazing, and the colors are so pigmented that it makes the price seem like no feat. This is a very bright fuchsia-y magenta color (yields more toward magenta). Same as Melted Violet, it's such a bold and fun color that it just makes you feel that extra bit of confident wherever you're strutting your fabulous self around!

3. Lovesick from Revlon

Before I purchased this regular Revlon balm stain, I'd only ever tried the matte ones. I actually think I might prefer the originals balm stains to the matte balm stains after trying Lovesick out. They aren't kidding when they say 'stain' either. I apply this like I would any other lipstick (apply a thin layer, blot it off, and then apply a more opaque layer) and that bottom layer does not budge until I wash my face off at the end of the night. This is definitely a less intense pigmentation, but you can definitely build it up if you really wanted that nice bold lip!

4. Elite from Tarte

This is probably the second most subdued lipstick color in this list. It's a dark, more natural looking coral. If I ever get brave enough to wear a true coral lipstick, I would probably save that for the summer months when I have a bit of a tan (if I even have time to get a tan this summer). This makes Elite all that much better because it serves as a really nice transitional color for the seasons and gives me a color I can wear on days where I might not be feeling bright lipstick (which is a rare occurrence, but it is known to happen occasionally) or maybe my outfit doesn't allow for a bright lipstick.

5. Jungle Red from NARS

This was the first NARS lipstick I had ever tried and I know it will not be the last. This is one of the first matte lipsticks that hasn't completely tried out my lips or accentuated any fine lines that I would prefer to be covered. It's a creamier matte, so it might not last as long as other lipsticks, but that's a price I am willing to pay for being able to reapply throughout the day at my leisure and not have to worry about my lipstick cracking or looking dingy after one reapplication. It's a punchy red, not a true blue-toned red that you would wear for a nice event, but more of a fun, orange-y red!

6. Pink Punch from Maybelline

This is the closest to a nude that I think I will ever get in a lipstick. It's just a shade from the Maybelline Baby Lips line that gives you a quick swipe of color along with a dose of moisturizing. It's a very, very pale pink that just gives your lips a little something extra without making them the focal point of your face. I usually reserve this for very lazy days or the rare days where I just don't feel like wearing a lot of makeup.

What's your favorite spring lip color? 

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