The fresh, flirty colors your lips should be wearing this spring
may be falling and temps may be frigid, but the reality is that spring
is just around the corner! So start getting in the mood for a season
change by choosing juicy corals, striking fuchsias and bold reds. Even
better—these bright, gloom-busting hues are the hottest trend right now.
"I saw so many beautiful bright pink lips on the runway during the
Spring 2011 New York Fashion Week," says Stila Pro artist Sarah Lucero.
"You want to go for bright, bold and opaque if you want to rock this
trend." That said, if you're a little wary about wearing a
super-saturated hue to the office, or if you want to ease into the
trend, there's no shame in starting with a sheer. Baby steps, my dear.
Whether on your lips or on your toes, coral is one of those shades that
can be intimidating to wear. But the orangey hue really can look good
on anyone—we swear!
Master It: If you have a light skin tone, feel free
to swipe generously. But darker- or olive-skinned girls should start
with a sheer gloss or a light blot.
Bold: Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Coral. Create a rich saturated pout with this weightless formula.
Sheer: Urban Decay Pocket Gloss in Colin. This shimmery gloss is as easy to wear as it is to apply—even in coral!
The "it" red look for spring 2011 is all about old-fashioned glamour, and right now the top shades have orange undertones.
Master It: When wearing red, you want to wear
red—not just the remnants left after you kiss your man or sip a latte.
So stick to lip stains that promise to keep the color around for a
Bold: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam. Paint on a deep, inky color with this glossy romantic red.
Sheer: Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Stain in Lust. In an easy-peasy crayon form, you'll have no trouble staying inside the lines as you achieve a natural flush.
Pale pink lips are romantic, but if you intensify this sweet color, you'll emanate a sexy, confident vibe.
Master It: Fuchsia typically looks best with warm
skin tones, but even cool tones can experiment with a sheer. And
remember, when wearing such a bright and energetic lip color, keep the
rest of your look neutral.
Bold: Stila Long Wear Lip Color in Intriguing. This lipstick goes on like a gloss, but leaves behind a rich, look-at-me hot pink.
Sheer: Benefit Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Back to Fuchsia. A shimmery fuchsia gloss girls will love—this gorgeous shade glides on smooth, not sticky.