Bright Spring Lipstick

For all the writing I do about style, color and accessorizing, I’m not particularly good at adding anything to my personal wardrobe but black, grey and silver. One notable exception to that rule, though, is lipstick; I rarely buy any lip color that wouldn’t be accurately described as “aggressive,” and I’m a big advocate for pushing outside of one’s makeup comfort zone. While we still wait for spring weather to land permanently on New York City, lipstick is also a great way to invigorate your wardrobe with a little color even while the chill remains.

If you’ve never worn bright makeup and are worried it won’t look right on your, fret not. Try to think of the tones of red, pink and purple that look good on you in clothing and seek them out in lipstick. Your friends or coworkers might be a little surprised the first time they see you in a neon pink lipstick, but you’d be surprised at how quickly people adapt. Plus, lipsticks are relatively inexpensive, so they’re a great way to dip your toes into the water of spring dressing without putting out a lot of cash. To get started, check out some of our favorites below!

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  • Jennifer

    Love the first one. I’m a big lipstick fan (could never get on board with gloss) & having a ton of natural color in my lips, i always gravitate to the darker colors.

  • FashionableLena

    I love lipstick. I would never pay that much for one, but I am loving the Burberry Camelia Pink and Le Metier Think Pink. Kate Moss for Rimmel London makes a pretty pink in #60. It’s my favorite pink.

  • Cherryorchard

    Totally hooked on lipstick since I was 16 years old! I feel like it’s the lazy way out – I can do my lips in less than a minute but doing a nice, clean eye makeup will take me at least 10 mins. I usually haven’t got enough time or patience so I go for the lips. My favorite colors are #47 by Lancôme, Hot Tahiti by MAC and Scarlet by Chanel. I’m ready and willing to pay up to 30 € for a good lipstick; with price, you get quality. Cheaper lipsticks tend to be less conditioning and don’t stay put as well as more expensive ones. There are exceptions, but to get a cheap lipstick that is super pigmented, conditioning and a color chart that works for everyone = a miracle.

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