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Eight Lipsticks to Try Out This Spring

A new season means a new grouping of lipsticks that take the cake! These are by no means the only lipsticks I wear during this time of year (I tallied up all of my lipsticks and...there are too many, how did it come to this?), but they're the eight that I reach for the most often. I like to play around with some brighter colors this time of year while also sticking into the somewhat subdued and toned down pink and nude shades as my wardrobe starts to brighten up as well. I also tend to wear less super-matte formulas and shift towards creamier shades for a more comfortable wear and an overall more relaxed and dewy look!

1. Glossier Generation G Lipstick in Jam 

In the tube this shade definitely looks like it leans more towards the fall/winter lipstick shades. But the best part about these lipsticks is their sheerness and staining qualities. Instead of being an opaque berry shade, it applies the most gorgeous sheer wine shade across your lips, as if you've just eaten a grape popsicle. These lipsticks in general are just an all around favorite for spring and summer because they're so lightweight, moisturizing, and leave an even faint stain after they've worn off, making them incredible low maintenance to keep up with throughout the day.

2. YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil in Peach Me Love

This is a product that I didn't expect to love as much as I do. I bought it recommendation from a friend and was a little underwhelmed after swatching some in the store, but I decided to go along with the purchase just to give it a shot. Boy, am I glad I didn't talk myself out of this one. I was nervous when I picked up this shade because I thought it wouldn't do anything for my lips and would just be a sheer glossy layer. Instead, it transforms my lip color into this gorgeous coral/peach shade that it just absolutely perfect for this time of year. It's not super bold or bright, but it gives the perfect sheer wash of color white adding a glossy coat to amp up my lips. It also leaves a faint "my lips but better" stain after it has worn off, which won't leave your lips looking patchy and weird if you aren't able to reapply frequently throughout the day. Plus, these smell amazing and the odd shaped doe foot applicator makes it easy to apply the product seamlessly.  

3. Lorac Pro Matte Lip Color in French Rose

I've definitely talked about this shade before and these particular lipsticks, so I won't delve too much into my love for it. This style lip pencil are my absolute favorite to apply because they let you be so much more precise than a regular lipstick tube. This shade is a really comfortable matte formula that doesn't settle into fine lines and doesn't feel like your lips are slowly transforming into the Sahara Desert. The shade is a really beautiful muted rose shade that is a nice alternative to a more brown toned nude for this time of year.

4. MAC Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum 

The ultimate MAC spring shade for me is Party Parrot, but it was limited edition and I seem to have misplaced my tube. So let's please pray that shows up sometime soon because my spring will never be complete without that lipstick...But to sub in for Party Parrot today, we have Candy Yum Yum. Yes, it is as bright as it looks in the tube. If you're brave enough to smear a bubblegum pink lipstick across your lips, this is an incredible one to try out (or, Urban Decay Anarchy for a more magenta look). This matte formula is one you have to be more careful with when it comes to settling into fine lines, but it's not super drying, so as long as you exfoliate beforehand, all will be well with this neon lip color!

5. Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

On Sephora, this lip color is described as a "baked rose" shade, which totally makes sense. It's an interesting color, one that I still can't put my finger on. It's not very pink, but it's too dark to be a pinky-rose shade. It's one of the more "deeper" shades for this time of year, but I think it's a gorgeous companion to any makeup look that you decide on for the day. This is another creamy matte formula that's incredibly comfortable to wear throughout the day, too!

6. NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Bound 

I did a first impressions of this product when I first got it and I wasn't overly thrilled with it. And then I kept reaching for it...and reaching for it...and now it practically has a permanent spot in my bag. I think once I got over the fact that it wasn't going to be a long wearing product, I started to love that about it. I love the feeling of reapplying it after a few hours because it has such a creamy and satisfying finish that feels so smooth against my lips. The shade Bound is just the perfect spring nude, a combination of brown and pink that enhances your natural lip color and will complement whatever outfit or makeup look you choose for the day!

7. NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in Sydney

These NYX lipsticks are some of my favorite drugstore lip products. They're not particularly long wearing, but they're so comfortable. The color selection (and names!) are super fun and they're a cheap way to try out bright colors without committing to a super expensive or super matte and drying color that just won't leave your lips if you don't like it. Morocco is another favorite shade of mine for spring and summer from this same range of products. Sydney is a really gorgeous soft pink color that has a hint of lilac to give a little twist on a classic baby pink. This is also another formula that smells really nice and sweet, which just adds that little extra touch!

8. YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Fuchsia in Rage

I can never go a spring or summer lipstick post without mentioning this lip color. Even if I don't wear it as often as I used to, this remains in my top three favorite lipsticks of all time. In my opinion, it's totally reasonless and it just complements so much more than you think it would. I absolutely adore this creamy formula that leans a little more to the sheer side but still manages to last for a few hours without budging. This is one of those colors that might not suit everyone, but I would recommend everyone to try because if it goes right, it will be your secret weapon in your beauty bag.

What's your favorite lipstick to wear in the spring?


  1. These are all such pretty and pink colors! Great photos!


    1. Thank you! I definitely can't pass up a good pink shade for this time of year, haha.

  2. Omg! All of these shades are so pretty! I've been wanting to try the Glossier and YSL ones for the LONGEST time!

    xo, Chloe //

    1. The Glossier ones are just SO convenient if you want to have a low-key makeup day that doesn't require a lot of fussing around. And like, the YSL ones are definitely pricey but I've had zero regrets with the three that I own. Plus the packaging is so luxurious, I love pulling the tube out of my purse to reapply haha.

  3. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is one of my faves!!


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