Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to take note of the very best spring beauty trends. Finding the right one for you can be tricky; warm weather means your hair gets frizzy, your skin gets oily and your makeup may or may not melt during your daily walk to class. Although pink lip-gloss may feel cute and festive, it isn’t so cute when your hair sticks to it on a breezy morning. Ditto for liquid eyeliner, which runs in every direction when you sweat even a little.
One trend that is all at once fashion-forward, ultra-flattering and pleasantly fuss-free is the bright lip. This Fashionista looks adorable in a hot pink lip color. Not only does it make a strong statement, but it allows her to keep the rest of her makeup minimal and low-maintenance. This little pop of color completely transforms her look from head-to-toe, adding a bit of edge to her simple striped dress and green anorak.
Semi-matte lipstick, tinted balms and inky stains are perfect for this look and require little to no maintenance; a single swipe lasts for hours, and the only other makeup you need is a little bit of mascara and powder. It’s the ultimate balance of high glam and low-maintenance, making it so applicable to our busy springtime routines.
To get the look, assess your skin tone and choose a bold lip color accordingly. Punchy hues like hot pink, fuchsia, orange, coral and classic red are popular this season, but not every shade will jive well with your skin. If you have fair skin, colors with pink undertones will generally work best for you: cherry red, bright pink or a pink-based coral should do the trick. Try Revlon Moondrops Creme lipstick in Lilac Champagne for a just-right bright pink or Love that Pink for a softer, medium shade. Olive skin tones can get away with slightly-bolder colors like raspberry, fire-engine red and tangerine; try Revlon Moondrops in Orange Flip or Lancome Rouge in Love lipstick in Sequence of Love. Dark skin tones can choose much bolder colors — even neon shades look subdued and chic against dark complexions. Nars lipstick in Schiap, an ultra-bright pink, or Funny Face, a deeper fuschia, should do the trick.