These Are the Bright-Lipstick Shades Students Love

These Are the Bright-Lipstick Shades Students Love

Spring is on the horizon, but you don’t need to wait until warm weather rolls around to switch up your go-to makeup look. These CF Community Members prove that there is a bright lipstick for every type of student under the sun—regardless of their personal style or skin tone. The looks ahead will convince you to pair one with your next #OOTD ASAP. Start by familiarizing yourself with some of our favorite trending shades we spotted on Instagram, and then tell us what hue you want to try next!

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Classic Deep Reds

You can never go wrong with a classic, Old-Hollywood red. Whether you are wearing it on a glam night out or just pairing it with your University’s jersey at the big game, a dramatic lip color is a surefire way to make your makeup pop.

Get the look: L’Oréal Colour Riche Collection Lipcolour in Julianne’s Red ($10)

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Ripe Berry

Unsure about wearing a bright, saturated hue? Try a darker take on a classic. A bold, dark lip is a stunner while still keeping the overall look a bit more muted—making it perfect for anyone who rarely wears bright colors (but wants to try something new).

Get this look: MAC Lipstick Matte Finish in Velvet Teddy ($18)

PHOTO: @maddyhaller

Muted Pink

If you are new to the bright-lipstick game but think reds aren’t your thing, try a shade of pale pink. While there are plenty of wild and fun hot pinks out there, there are even more subtle, but still show-stopping colors for those who don’t want to go all out. The spectrum of pink lipstick spans far and wide, so you are guaranteed to find multiple shades that are perfect for you.

Get this look: NYX Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oil in Coy ($7)

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Pale Orange

If you’re looking to shake it up and go beyond pink or red, an orange lipstick may be your new go-to. Peach tones are not super flashy but can still add the perfect amount of brightness to your daily beauty routine. Plus, they look awesome with neutrals.

Get this look: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Buenos Aires ($7)

Retro Scarlet

Though a little more on the orange side than a classic red, a scarlet-red color is a throwback shade that is a guaranteed to turn heads. Try it for an adventurous day out with some friends or at wear it to the next concert you attend. This shade has a rocker vibe looks great with your favorite vintage finds.

Get this look: Lancome Matte Shaker High Pigment Liquid Lipstick in Magic Orange ($22)

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Can’t decide between red or orange? Why choose when you can have both? A bright citrus lip will stand out even more in a sea of nudes and pale pinks. We love how this lip shade looks with unexpected blue eyeliner and an equally bright-colored sweater.

Get this look: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Limited in Slowburn ($8)

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Dusty Red

Not quite pink but not quite red either, a matte shade of muted red is a fun way to mix up your look. Consider this your new go-to color if you’re looking for a super-minimal way to test out the red-lip trend.

Get this look: MAC Lipstick Matte Finish in Chili ($18)

What are your favorite lip colors you’re currently wearing? Take a selfie and tag @cfashionsta so we can see your best looks!

Featured image by @thatchiclex.