There's something about fresh lip colors that really gets me going. I can't be alone on this, right? Swiping on a satin lipstick or a creamy gloss is highly satisfying. The seasons are changing, and so are our lipstick shades.
As we enter a new phase where we're unmasking more and more, we're starting to see our usual lip-color-wardrobe switch-up. It would appear that fashion people agree! Now that my favorite influencers are unmasked for tons of inspiring content, the colors that pop from their pouts make just as much of a statement as the sartorial trends draped over their bodies. Keep scrolling to see the seven lip colors the fashion set is already obsessed with that are sure to catch fire by the time the flowers bloom this spring.
1. Blotted Red
There's nothing more classic than a bold red lip, but the dramatic shade tends to gain more traction during the colder months. Well, the fashion set is ushering red lips into spring by skipping lip liner and opting for a more relaxed look complete with a blotted, diffused finish.
Lip gloss is always a good idea, and since 2022 is basically diet 1997, it's definitely time to infuse some gloss back into your makeup repertoire. This season, try semi-sheer finishes that impart a shiny, blurring effect over the lips. Since any color payoff will be subtle, you won't have to worry about it smearing underneath your face mask.
3. Diffused Berry
There's no makeup that's mask-friendlier than a lip stain. And thankfully, the diffused look it creates is a fashion-set favorite that looks gorgeous on everyone. So far, it appears berry-like shades of pink and red are taking over, cueing the start of that freshly bitten lip look that always makes its way to the forefront during warm seasons.
4. Pale Mauve
In keeping with the pastel theme that descends upon spring every year like clockwork, pale, barely there mauve colors are here to make your lips resemble a seasonal floral arrangement. Whether matte or glossy, this hue is so pretty and complementary to so many skin tones.
I haven't been able to get orange lipstick out of my head since laying eyes on the marigold-colored lip lacquer from the inaugural range of Hermès lipsticks. Apparently, I'm not alone, because pops of orange from salmon to terra-cotta keep showing up on the mouths of the most stylish people online. I'm so ready for this!
6. Shades of Brown
As previously stated, the '90s are back. One telltale sign that keeps showing up in the beauty sphere is the resurgence of the color brown. First, it was nail polish, and now, brown lipstick is everywhere too. From molten chocolate shades to toasted caramel and deep beige, there's something for everyone.
7. Petal Pink
Nothing says spring like a pretty pink lip. But it's not that overly saccharine, bubblegum shade that's making its way around this year. Instead, opt for subtler hues that resemble a natural yet vivid wash of color.