Ultraviolets: Go BOLD

I am loving everything Violet for Spring. The range of colors in this palette looks beautiful on all skin tones and adds a bold pop of color to almost any look. You can wear this lipstick with a natural glowy makeup, golden cheek highlights and lightweight coverage for an everyday look. Or you can pair this palette with muted outfit colors to make your lips the focal point of your look. One last idea is to pair it with a monochrome look in the same shade, for example a lilac dress with a lilac lipstick, for a standout moment.

Plum

Lilac

Violet

Try These Lipsticks:

Laura Mercier “Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick” – Violette, $32

Nars “Lipstick” – Candy Stripper, $26

Maybelline New York “Made For All Lipstick By Color Sensational” – Plum-For-Me, $7.49

Reds With a Twist: Go BRIGHT

This color palette reminds me of summertime fun in the sun either on a beach resort in the Caribbean or picnicking in a city park under a canopy of summer blooms. The colors are bright, fun and sophisticated. Not your typical Reds but not far from them either. Wear it with a glowy skin, bold lashes and feathery eyebrows and style it with your favorite bathing suit and a coverup set or a colorful summer dress to instantaneously brighten up your day.

Orange

Coral

Orange-Red

Try These Lipsticks:

Chanel “Rouge Allure Inkmate Liquid Lip Colour” – Enthusiasta, $38

Smashbox “Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick” – Out Loud, $24

Fenty Beauty “Poutsicle Juicy Satin Lipstick” – Sun Snatched, $14

Not Your Typical Nudes: Go NATURAL

Let’s not forget about Nudes as well for Spring/Summer. I always like to bust out my most colorful eyeshadows and outfits during this time of the year and a natural nude lip is the perfect compliment to any bold look. Try pairing these lipsticks with Greens, Blues, Purples, Pinks or even Metallic eyeshadow – the nude lip will be the perfect way to balance them out. Wear it with soft pastel tones that won’t distract from your striking makeup look. If you’re an all natural kinda gal, I also love a completely laid back “no-makeup” makeup look with a nude lip and a relaxed minimalist outfit that still charms.

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Mauve

Tinted Nude

Apricot

Try These Lipsticks:

Fenty Beauty “Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color” – Rosy Mauve, $25

Stila “Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick” – Portofino, $22

NYX “Soft Matte Lip Cream” – Beijing, $6.50

And it’s just as important to take care of your lips! I typically use a lip scrub twice a week and a lip balm daily. 

Below are some of my favorites.

Lip Scrubs

Frank Body 

Lip Scrub, $14.95

Burt’s Bees

Conditioning Lip Scrub, $8.99

Lip Balms

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