Let’s keep the spring love going! To me, spring lips aren’t just about a light gloss. I’m nuts about brights, matte shades, and getting a little bold with color! These lovelies above are year round obsessions for me, but I am especially into fuchsia and pinks for this season.
1 || Revlon || Just Bitten || Lovesick
This is one of my top five drugstore picks of all time! For under $10, you get incredible color payoff, amazing staying power and a really nice texture. This beauty also has a yummy mint flavor, so it’s a refreshing touch up mid-day! Lastly, these magic little tubes seem to last forever, so you get a lot of wear out of any of these colors.
2 || BITE || Lush Lip Gloss || Whipped Cherry
The BITE glosses are delicious! Yes delicious I say! Their products are all natural, allowing us to feel like we’re practically taking a vitamin as we swab on these beauties. What was fairly recent news to me, was the joy that is the “BITE Lab.” Have you heard of this?! At the BITE Lab you can make your own gorgeous custom color in any of their products, add a flavor, and try all sorts of beautiful bespoke combinations.
3 || YSL || Rouge Volupte || #11 Rose Culte
I’ve posted on the virtues of this color before; Rose Culte is the perfect not-quite-red-not-quite-pink lipstick that you need in your life year round. It is especially gorgeous this season as a little bit of a stain, so blot this beauty on your lips and pucker away to get a perfect kiss of color!
4|| YSL || Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain || #14 Fuchsia Dore
The consistency and texture of this product is something that you either love or hate. I’m in the love camp, because it’s shiny, thick balmy texture nearly freeze dries to a perfect long-lasting coverage. It is not at all moisturizing and leaves your lips feeling almost a little bit tight. For that reason, I actually like to mix the Glossy Stain with one of the Voluptes if I’m up for reapplication during the day.
5 || NYX || Soft Matte Lip Cream || Addis Ababa
I have a wider variety of colors in this product than any other lip doo-dah I own! This is another product you’re either squarely in one camp or the other. While these have circled the interwebs forever, one lesser known tip that I’d throw out there is to be sure to purchase these online somewhere like ULTA to help ensure that they are fresh. If you happen to pick up a dud at the drugstore, it will be powdery and have a chalky finish. (PS. If you know without googling what country calls Addis Ababa its capital, cookie for you! Sadly, this blog doesn’t dispense cookies, but that sure would be fabulous.)
6 || Too Faced || Melted Liquified Lipstick || Melted Fig
This is some very serious coverage for a lipstick! I love this lipstick in both the beautiful fig color and the very light neutrals. I go back and forth with not loving my natural lip color, so what I adore about this lipstick is that it perfectly covers and gives excellent true-to-the-tube color payoff without being goopy or too thick feeling on the lips. Also, if you are a blue or green eyed gal you need the fig color in your life; it makes your eyes pop and is a gorgeous purpley-pink!