INTERNATIONAL MAKEUP & HAIR DESIGN
Spring is on the way! The weather outside might tell a different story, but hey, why not get a head start brightening up your makeup bag? It’s finally time to start phasing out those winter colors – Bordeaux, berry, plum, etc. – and start moving toward some more warm-weather appropriate shades. What better to brighten your spirits and get you through the last few days of winter than these fun spring colors? Here are some great brands and color suggestions!
1. Rouge in Love from Lancôme
Color Favorite: 170N Sequence of Love
Yes, there is such a thing as “risk-free red.” The featherlight formula of this line from Lancôme gives gorgeous “high potency” lip color for up to six hours. This stellar shade in particular hits the nail on the head with its balance of cool and warm tones, and looks great on everyone.
2. Crème Smooth Lip Color from Laura Mercier
Color Favorite: Palm Beach
These new Crème Smooth lipsticks from Laura Mercier have a smooth and creamy texture and a fantastic finish. These hydrating lipsticks are also rich in color, and Palm Beach is the ideal warm-weather shade. It’s fun and bright, not exactly pink and not exactly coral, but definitely a perfect match for sunshine and sand.
3. Lip Maestro Matter Lacquer from Giorgio Armani
Color Favorite: #504
It’s hard to find a long-lasting liquid lipstick that stays on, looks great, and doesn’t suck all the moisture out of your lips. But Armani has worked his magic, and this lipstick has a fantastic velvet matte formula is the fabulous end result. #504 is an ideal shade, a bold and bright creamy fuchsia that is still universally flattering.
4. Tinted Lip Conditioner from ILIA
Color Favorite: Crimson and Clover
These tinted lip conditioners are a keeper all year round, just switch up the seasonal shade. These lip conditioners use organic ingredients, and really soothe and nourish your lips. Each shade goes on sheer, allowing you to layer and give the shade the intensity you want. We especially love this vibrant red, for warm-weather appropriate crimson.
5. Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Blossom from Shu Uemura
Color Favorite: Bright Pink
This one is a limited-edition just for spring, so act fast! This fun pink connects the dots between pastels and brights, and looks particularly stunning on darker skin tones. ShuUemura products are only available online, but they are well worth it.
6. Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Color from AVEDA
Color Favorite: N913 Cana
A favorite from their “Spices” color group, this lip color has a creamy and smooth formula but gives a more matte finish. This intense red-orange color is fabulous for spring.