With spring weather upon us, it’s time to spruce up our makeup kits with some pretty makeup shades to suit the season.
“I’ve been watching a lot of TikTok, and the popsicle lip is trending for spring,” says Sessions makeup artist Erin Parsons. “Pops of bright color — more magenta, more ruby, more scarlet — and also in sheer, stained ways. You can add gloss or leave it matte.”
Celebrity makeup artist Jamie Dorman adds that corals and fuchsias will be joining the party, noting that, “With lip stains, you can overline your lips in a very natural way. Because lips tend to be more pigmented than the skin, try going over it more than once for a more believable look.”
Now check out our top lip palette picks for spring below.
Look no further than the affordable, vegan drugstore brand. This shade falls between bubblegum pink and a delicate rosebud that will leave you charmed and fabulous.
Meet the two-time award-winning clean lipstick line that infuses anti-bacterial manuka honey into its hydrating formulas. Shea butter, avocado, and sunflower oils lavish your lips with antioxidants while the pink hue above goes on picture-perfect for spring. It’s clean and luxurious.
Even More Magenta
“What’s great about this formula is that it’s matte and opaque with one swipe,” says Parsons. “You can also dab with your fingertip and blur out the edges with a soft, fluffy eyeshadow brush to create the stained effect.”
Enjoy a sheer pop of color via this hydrating balm meets tint that is beloved by makeup artist Omayma Ramzy and the beauty blogger @lechic.edit. It comes in other colors, too, but this hint of magenta goes on just right.
Non-toxic, vegan, and hydrating for your lippies, this affordable ruby-red lip oil combines jojoba, camellia, and sesame oils into a vitamin E-rich blend. If you’ve got dry lips and want a glossy finish, you can’t go wrong here.
The brand now features a patent-pending vegan replacement for carmine, which the industry typically sources from crushed insects! This vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben-free lippie is a long-lasting, gluten-free must-try that will go down as a classic.
Celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman’s luxury clean beauty line just dropped these paraben-, PEG-, talc-, phthalate-, and synthetic fragrance-free lip oils. The shade ‘Pipsqueak’ swipes on beautifully, whether layered over your lipstick or worn on its own.
Meet the sustainable, carbon-neutral indie lipstick brand that hydrates and lasts, making lips pop while prioritizing the environment. Their iteration of scarlet red is called ‘Bravado,’ but the entire collection is worth checking out.
Shades of Nude
“I anticipate seeing lots of neutral lip shades,” says celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist Jessica Elbaum, who loves the nude lip offerings from Tower28. “Close to your natural lip color, but more defined and with depth and gloss,” she says.
This clean, vegan, and cruelty-free beauty line dropped new shades of hydrating gloss in March. Mango and grapeseed oils make this the antioxidant-packed solution for glossy nude lips with just a hint of shimmer.
Glossy and Plump
Give any shade a glassy finish with this clean, cruelty-free, hydrating, and plumping gloss. The shade is technically a “super sheer baby pink” but it layers seamlessly over virtually any shade, or can be worn on its own.
For a seriously fuller pout and a cute, glossy sheen, try this SPF-infused, lip-plumping lacquer. Check out the before-and-afters to see what we mean when we say that it’s an influencer-favorite for a reason.
Which lip shade are you excited to try this season? Let us know in the comments below!
xx, The FabFitFun Team