This Spring is all about the colorful rosy lip and the uber-pale pout. For those of us wondering what colors might work, I’m digging through my stash to bring you a series that covers colors from all the spring trends.
If you missed Part 1, don’t forget to catch up for some fab suggestions on lipstick and gloss!
Liplicious dual lip wand in Mango Mousse and Peach Nectar. It’ll cost you around $5 at Bath & Body Works stores. This is one of my personal favorites… I get the most compliments on Mango Mousse since it’s such a vibrant color and the sparkles bounce the light around. The smell from both glosses is delicious. It’s a tropical smoothie for your lips!
Bionic’s tip: Apply Mango Mousse across your entire mouth. Then dab Peach Nectar in the center of lower lip for a very cool highlight!
CoverGirl OutLast Lipstain marker in Coy Coral. It’s actually more of an orange than a coral. Either way, it’s a bright pop of color perfect for spring. And since it’s a stain, you put it on in the morning and don’t have to worry about it the rest of the day. Stains have come a LONG way since way back when. These aren’t nearly as drying and don’t clump in your lip lines. Top with a clear gloss for shine, balm for ease, or even another color of lipstick for depth. You’ll find the CG OutLast markers at Target, Walmart and drugstores for $7.49 (but they’re buy 1, get 1 half off right now at drugstore.com!)
NARS lipgloss in Super Vixen. A frosty taupe with bronze highlights. NARS lipglosses are one of my favorite brands. So blendable, no icky taste, no stickiness, and such an amazing variety of colors. They are never drying. Since the pigmentation is so high, you don’t need a ton on your lips- making the tube last forever and a day.
Get your own Super Vixen for $24.00 at Beauty.com, NARScosmetics.com or their counters.
Palladio Lip Ink long-lasting lipstain in Orchid. A bright pink with blue-undertones. Great wear and not too drying. This marker doesn’t seem to clump as easily as others. Available at Sally Beauty Supply stores for about $3-4.
This stain is a gorgeous pink for the spring and summer. Perfect for trips to the beach or vacation when you want low maintenance color without having to touch up constantly. Mine lasted all day, even through meals. I just topped it with lip balm or one of the Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Lip Tints (see below).
Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Ultra Soothing Lip Tint in Pomegranate. The Sally Hansen Natural Beauty line (“inspired by Carmindy”) is a relative newcomer to the drugstore and mass market cosmetics stores. You may have trouble finding the line, but keep an eye out. My local Walgreens and CVS just started to get some items in. I adore these glosses! They are light, flow a little thicker than water and NOT sticky at ALL!
I’ll have more Sally Hansen colors in Part 3 next week…
Stay tuned for Part 3 of Spring 2009 lip color suggestions from Bionic Beauty. I’m going shoppin’ for more shades and colors to show you ladies! Are there any spring makeup trends you’ll be following?