Beautiful, glowing skin for Spring just needs one thing: a swipe of standout lip color. Take a style cue from the Spring 2013 runways, and see the hottest lip hues to try this season. Whether you like pastels, neons, or something a little more classic, you'll find a shade for inspiration.
Tom Ford Beauty has just released its new Lip Color Shine collection ($48), a luxurious lineup of 10 semisheer shades. Chock-full of vivid brights and elegant nudes, these perfect-for-Spring hues embody the lip trends seen on the runways at New York Fashion Week. Get a first look at these luxe lip colors now. Please note: the box featured in the video is for display only and not available for purchase.
MAC Cosmetics, in partnership with Nicki Minaj for Viva Glam, has just released two new limited-edition products to add to the lineup: Nicki 2 Lipstick ($15) and Nicki 2 Lipglass ($15). The bold lavender-pink pastel shade, for which both lip products are pigmented, is ideal for accenting your Spring ensembles. And for every purchase, MAC donates 100 percent of the profits toward helping those affected by HIV/AIDS. Talk about lifting your look — and your spirits.
The quickest (and easiest) way to change up your makeup look is with a swipe of vivid lip color. Whether you opt for something classic like red or go for something fun like fuchsia or tangerine, we had MAC senior artist Luc Bouchard teach us the tricks to mastering pigmented lip color.
Winter seems to turn your wardrobe black and your makeup palette gray, but fight the urge to go drab with a shock of bright lipstick. A classic matte red is always a fan favorite for the season. However, there are plenty of ways to step out of the box with pigmented purples, rusty oranges, and even cool coral tones. Snap yourself out of a cold weather haze with these bright lipstick ideas from the runway.
Often, beauty trends seen on the fashion runways seem just out of reach for the average woman. But what about these jewel-covered lips seen on the Dior Haute Couture Spring 2013 catwalk? Makeup artist Pat McGrath painted on Dior Addict Gloss in Diablotine and Princess (both coming this Spring) to form a base and then added shimmering Swarovski crystals to complete the look. This isn't the first time Dior has asked for added sparkle. For the design house's Spring 2013 ready-to-wear runway, McGrath designed eye makeup with multicolored crystals. But the question remains: would you give this ruby kiss a try?
At the premiere of her new play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Scarlett Johansson stole the show with crimson lips and frosted eye shadow. The actress was done up by makeup artist Gianpaolo Ceciliato for Dolce & Gabbana, the same designer who fabricated her ensemble. To create the look, Gianpaolo started with a base of foundation and blush. He then lined Scarlett's eyes in black and swiped on the brand's Smooth Eye Color Quad in Bouquet ($59) for a frosted look.
Gianpaolo created Scarlett's, well, scarlet lips by applying Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick in Tropical ($34) before layering on a lip gloss in a similar shade. The result was perfectly polished and seriously seductive — just like Scarlett herself.
Reds and pinks get plenty of color play on the lips, but shades of orange are a flattering way to quickly add some glow to your complexion. Just this week, we've seen three different celebrities showcase three different ways to wear orange hues, ranging from daring to demure.
Bright red-orange: A modern take on a classic red, Nikki Reed showed that an orange base can help add warmth to your makeup — even in the middle of Winter. Try Nars Lipstick in Heat Wave ($24) and pair it with plenty of blush to stand up to the boldness of the hue. Top things off with a rich, warm shadow.
Matte orange: Jessica Alba proved that tangerine, last year's It color, is here to stay. She kept it seasonal with a matte finish, while her bright blond highlights added a luminous touch. Olive-undertoned complexions look gorgeous in colors with yellowish undertones, just like Jessica's full-on orange version. Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera ($28) is a perfectly vibrant option.
Muted coral: If going matte and/or vibrant is a little too intense, why not try a muted peach shade like Garcelle Beauvais did? Try a color like L'Oréal Colour Riche Lipstick in Peach Fuzz ($9) and build up to an intensity you're comfortable with.
Slightly flushed lips are an easy way to add a natural-looking touch of color, and there were plenty of celebrities sporting the look this week. Whether it was worn for a glamourous statement or a casually polished look, this shade had its moment on the red carpet. Jessica Chastain swiped a mauve hue on at the New York screening for Mama, while Elisabeth Moss tested it out at a Sundance Channel event. Also, Kate Bosworth was spotted in the universally flattering lip color, which she paired with pink cheeks. All three ladies kept the rest of their makeup neutral, but whose lip look did you like best?