Lipstick shades to try for spring
Written by Victoria Chong
Do you hear that? Yes, it’s the sound of the frosty mornings slowly thawing out; the shedding of wool coats; and the welcoming of warmer weather with open arms. Spring is officially here, and with it the season brings a whole array of shades to incorporate into our makeup routine. There’s no easier way to introduce a pop of springtime colour than with a vibrant lip shade, so we’ve prepared a helpful guide to the best lipstick shades to try during the season of new beginnings!
Red-hot and matte
Nothing recognises the return of warmth in the weather like a red-hot lipstick shade to match. A classic red lip is extremely versatile, while also still being bold and daring. We find ourselves continually reaching for Napoleon Perdis Mattetastic Lipstick in the shade Ginger. A bright red, it also has slight undertones of orange that elevate the colour for a fresher and bolder vibe. The formula is not only long-lasting, but also softening on skin thanks to ingredients like Hyaluronate and vitamin E. The matte finish ensures your entire look feels smart yet carefree - perfect for sun-filled days and warm nights.
Is there anything more breezy and no-fuss than a lip stain? Also extremely mask-friendly, a lip stain creates a beautifully diffused look that lasts throughout the day. Its lightweight formula has enough pigment to make a long-lasting statement, but still provides some opacity to keep your lip look light and natural. Whether you’re at work, eating lunch, or sipping a glass of wine, you can expect a lip stain to keep your pout beautiful for most of the day. Deep berry lip stain shades are a great way to introduce darker, deeper colours into your makeup kit without having to fully commit to an intimidating, purple-ish hue. The freshly bitten finish adds an understated pop to any look.
You can’t go wrong with a peach-toned lipstick for spring. The perfect mix of pink, orange, and tan tones, a good peach colour is universally flattering on almost all skin tones. Our favourite is Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick in the shade SMP. Extremely colour-intense, this lipstick will perk up your lips with the perfect peachy colour in one easy swipe. The texture is luxurious and buttery, with natural waxes for a smooth application. Not to mention, the creamy formula is rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E to keep your lips nice and supple. The subtle hue is a beautiful wash of colour to match any pretty bright or floral outfit.
While pastels at springtime are nothing new, one variant that we’re keen to jump on board with this season is barely-there nude shades. Complementary on a huge range of skin tones, the natural ‘my lips but better’ hue can really tie together an entire ensemble. A slight gloss finish adds an extra edge to your look, without detracting too much from the rest of your makeup. While nailing a perfect nude lip can be difficult, don’t worry as we’ve already prepared a helpful guide to finding the optimal shade. Here’s a hint: Find the shade that best accentuates your natural lip colour, and you’ll feel in seconds!
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