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When the daffodils bloom and the birds begin to chirp with increased energy, spring is here and summer can’t be far behind. Warmer weather ushers in a flurry of warmer, paler, and prettier brilliant colors for the lips than during winter months. This year is no exception.
Here are our top five spring lip color picks that are sure to flatter you:
This dual-purpose pale stick tackles both lips and cheek, and comes in five colors that range from a sheer pink pearl to a rich berry. Inspired by the light from L.A. ‘s “magic hour,” this blendable lip color aims to give you a gentle West Coast glow that’s as long lasting as it is intense. The double-ended design has a flat buffing sponge on one end and a curved dome on the other for blending on-the-go looks.
Dior Addict Fluid Stick ($35)
Yes, we’re addicts all right. This innovative hybrid formulation is both shiny gloss and pigmented lipstick in one product. While it is lightweight in texture, it offers brilliant color as well as color payout and gives you a real spring-worthy shine. Plus, the stick comes in 13 stunning shades from tomato reds to deep browns. It will be hard to choose just one.
We’ve loved this innovative lip slide since the beginning, and we’ll continue to rock it this spring. This gluten-free product is a blend of a hybrid of a lipstick, gloss, & stain infused with natural butters and Vitamin E, which means it’s intensely hydrating and also powerful. The stain effect ensures that this will remain long lasting on your lips, and the gloss effect means a subtle shine. Take your pick from bright berry tones to ruby reds, and some neutral nudes that work for everyone.
This is ideal for those who love their pastel tints (the colors range from rose to orange). This lip tint is suspended in a deep conditioning oil and has a lightweight texture that instantly melts onto lips. It is infused with a blend of four lovely and lip soothing essential oils for deep hydration: apricot kernel oil, coriander fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, and possiflora edulis seed oil. Because of the conditioning oils, these go on evenly and give you a non sticky shine that’s ideal for spring.
We wonder why no one has thought of combining a lip primer with a lipstick ever before, but Clinique’s new Pop Lip Color with primer is a winner on two fronts: price and coverage. It goes on beautifully and delivers a velvet finish that is very much on trend. There is a range of impressive hues to choose from (16 colors from berry to coral). Tip: even though there is a priming component to this lipstick, it is still best to exfoliate your lips before you apply to ensure that the color stays on long and true. This will be your go- to lip duo this season.