Believe it or not, it’s officially spring. Time to put away your deep mauves, rich browns and vampy shades, and invest in some bright and fun lip colors! Nothing says spring like a vivid red-orange or hot pink. Tons of your favorite brands have just launched innovative, beautiful formulas you need to try – keep reading for ten of our favorite new lipsticks and get inspired.
Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick: This lightweight lipstick comes in a wide variety of shades, from neutrals to brights, in both matte and satin finishes. What sets it apart from every other lippie on this list is its unique gel-like formula. The product really glides onto your lips in one simple swipe – no lip liner required. It hugs your lips, and delivers intense pigmentation in one coat. The shade Pink Decoy is a matte electric pink that is somehow universally flattering and the perfect pink for spring. ($22)
Tarte Make Believe in Yourself Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint: Beauty addicts know that sometimes you want a product simply because the packaging is so pretty. This limited edition liquid lipstick from Tarte features dreamy, watercolor-inspired packaging, but the actual formula is pretty amazing too. It’s the brand’s new ‘quick dry’ formula. It sets nearly instantly to prevent any transferring, but won’t dry out your lips. The formula is available in a bunch of colors, but this special packaging only comes in Festival, a flattering pinky-nude. ($20)
Stellar Infinite Lipstick: Stellar is one of the newest brands to come to Sephora, and the backstory is as interesting as the products are beautiful. Stellar’s founder, Monika Deol, felt that medium skin tones were somewhat overlooked by traditional beauty brands. She created Stellar in the hopes of delivering a plethora flattering shades to all skin tones, with an emphasis of shades for those with medium-range tones. The Infinite Lipstick line features a bunch of satin-finish hues, from a pinky-nude to a bright plum. There’s also a gorgeous metallic brown in the mix. ($22)
Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-in-Balm: Thirty-four dollars for a lip balm is definitely a bit extra, but YSL is just so irresistible. This hybrid lipstick-balm is ideal for those seeking that coveted no-makeup-makeup look. It moisturizes your lips, while delivering the perfect sheer pop of color. Packed with nourishing ingredients like apricot butter and jojoba oil, this is a dream to swipe onto your lips. It also has a delicious pomegranate scent you won’t be able to get enough of – so summery, sweet and fruity. ($34)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette: Whether you’re a professional makeup artist or just enjoy feeling like one, this is one of most exciting launches of the season. A lip palette complete with eighteen shades, a dual-ended lip brush and mixing plate, this kit allows you to create virtually every shade under the sun. With shades ranging from primary colors, neutrals and brights, this palette allows you to get creative and mix up your dream lipstick color. Time to put your art skills to the test, and have fun! After all, that’s what beauty’s all about. ($48)
Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip: The low maintenance version of a liquid lipstick: the easy, squeezable tube allows you to swipe on your liquid lip with no fuss or mess. The Art Stick glides on with a nearly weightless feel and major color payoff. It’s available in a wide range of colors, but the standouts for spring are the bright shades. Papaya is a fun orange-coral, while Hot Tangerine is a bright red-orange that would look simply stunning with bronzed skin and a gold, shimmery eye. ($28)
Clinique Crayola Chubby Stick: Chubby Sticks are a classic beauty staple: a quick and easy way to get a pop of color. This limited edition version is all about the packaging – does it get any cuter?! Clinique teamed up with Crayola for the collection. Forget what you learned in preschool, and color on yourself! Packed with mango and shea butters, these moisturizing balms are perfect for popping into your purse for touchups. ($17)
Touch in Sol Metallist Liquid Foil Lipstick Duo: This innovative, dual-ended lippie is a dream for anyone who’s not afraid to go bold. One end features an eye-catching, metallic matte shade, while the other end has a matching glitter gloss. Wear each side alone, or layer the gloss on top of the matte shade for a more intense look. Create the most captivating nude lip ever with Penny, a pinky-brown shade, or go vampy with Sophie, a deep black cherry. ($25)
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick: There’s nothing quite like applying an ultra-luxurious lipstick to make you feel glam in an instant. Givenchy’s new Interdit Satin Lipstick will almost definitely be the smoothest, richest lipstick you’ve ever tried. The creamy texture is completely opaque, but feels lightweight. The dreamy, feminine, ribbon-adorned packaging transforms this from a regular lipstick to a little fashion accessory. Try it out in 13 Rouge Inderdit, an unapologetic true red. ($34)
Sephora Collection Contour & Color Liner and Lipstick Duo: This new dual-ended lippie from Sephora Collection allows you to ‘contour’ your lips naturally. One end features a liner to define and sculpt the shape of your lips, with a complementary lipstick shade on the other end. Using them together creates a dimensional, rich lip look. The shade Deep Rose is an ultra-wearable ‘my lips, but better’ color. ($16)
What lippies are you excited to try this spring? Let us know in the comments below!