Even if it is cloudy outside there’s one sure fire way to put a spring in your step, buying a new lipstick..
I mean yes technically i use this excuse whatever the changing season, but i feel like the transition between winter and spring marks the biggest change in temperature, clothes and in makeup. There’s something about a slightly higher temperature and a slightly lighter jacket that makes me inspired to change up my lipstick colour, these are my perfect picks for spring.
Usually i’d associate matte finishes with colder weather but while my 4 picks are matte they aren’t too heavy, two being traditional stick formulas and the other two being liquid lipsticks.
1. NYX soft matte lip cream in Zurich.
Everyone knows the NYX soft matte lip creams for being creamy, light weight and beautifully matte but Zurich in particular is my favourite for this time of year. While it is a pink shade is has a really peachy undertone on my lips, which means i’m still wearing a pink shade without it being too dark for this time of the year, or so light that it washes me out. If i think of “go to” spring colours i think of this, peachy pink is perfect for adding colour but still somehow managing to look natural.
2. MUA luxe velvet lip laquer in Tranquility.
The most affordable of the bunch is this MUA velvet lip lacquer, a traditional liquid matte formula. Although i do prefer the formula of the sleek matte me lip creams which are similar in price, it’s the colour of the shade tranquility that makes it perfect for this line up. Although this is a nude shade it actually has quite a pink undertone, making it perfect for matching with slightly pink toned spring eyeshadow without going overboard.
If you’ve read my review on charlotte tilbury’s matte revolution lipsticks before you’ll know i’m obsessed with the formula, these are simultaneously creamy and matte without being the slightest bit drying. The two colours i’ve picked are some of the most classic of Charlotte tilbury shades, and although Red carpet red makes a perfect Christmas day colour, i believe both shades are also great for spring.
Very Victoria is the most classic nude, if nude lipsticks were in the dictionary there would just be a picture of this; while i’ve already included a nude in this post, i thought it would be good to also have a cream formula rather than a liquid because as the weather gets warmer i like my makeup to get lighter. Also this is a slightly more brown toned nude, if that’s more your type of thing..
Like i said i actually wore the shade Red Carpet red on Christmas day, but i realised recently this is such a bring red that i had to bring it back out again for spring. I’m not usually a red lipstick person but, if I’m feeling extra Parisian or wearing a dark outfit i’ll definitely be adding this to my look for an extra pop of colour. I wouldn’t however wear these particular lipsticks in summer, although the formula is beautiful and creamy they tend to be on the thicker side which i would stay away from in warmer months.
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Have you got a go to lipstick for spring? – Maria x
*All products were bought with my own money, affiliate links have been used.
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