The arrival of Spring is like Christmas in the world of beauty – locks get lighter, skin goes golden, cheeks get rosier and suddenly hues that were mildly offensive to your skin tone in the depths of Winter are celebrated (we’re talking tangerine, fuchsia and neon red).
As we count down the days until Summer, they are few quick-fix beauty tricks that I love more than a lush lip, whether it be bright and punchy or perfectly hydrated, rosy and pouty… The perfect lip shade can make an outfit, an entrance; an everlasting impression.
With oh-so-many options, we’ve selected our seven favourite lip products of the moment – for a guaranteed lust worthy pout (that’s a new lip product for every day of the week, which is far from a coincidence… and yes, you bet you need them all.)
AERIN | Rose Lip Conditioner
AERIN can do absolutely no wrong as far as we are concerned. This lip conditioner is set to become your go-to as the weather warms; it’s hydrating and soothing without being too sticky or heavy. The applicator means you can dab a little on top of your favourite punchy lip shade whenever your pout is longing for a little moisture.
Guerlain | KISSKISS Lipstick in Rouge Kiss
The perfect creamy red, found. Rouge Kiss is a bright coral red that complements every skin tone perfectly, the warm undertones add a boost of radiance whilst the unique formula, that’s been enriched with hyaluronic acid spheres and mango butter, ensures your lips are never left dry.
Urban Decay | Matte Revolution Lipstick in Matte Tilt
Forget everything you’ve learnt about matte lipsticks – the dry lips, the chalky residue, the tricky to apply formula… Urban Decay’s Matte Revolution lipstick is hydrating and exceptionally creamy, all with the matte finish that we l-o-v-e. Every shade available in this formula is seriously pigmented, meaning your shade of choice will last through cocktails, champagne and canapes (also known as hours and hours). The shade tilt is a punchy, bright coral red; it’ll look perfect with a generous dusting of bronzer and golden illuminator.
Stila | Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Amalfi
Introducing Summer in a tube… Stila’s Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry, Sarah Lucero, insists that nothing makes a woman look more put together than a statement lip. Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick stays true to it’s name, it’s incredibly pigmented and long-lasting. Applied like a lip gloss, once dry it has a finish like a semi-matte lipstick. Amalfi is the brightest shade of fuchsia I’ve ever come across – if pink isn’t your thing, try this liquid lipstick in Beso – it’s the perfect universal shade of red.
IT Cosmetics | CC+ Lip Serum in Laugh
available exclusively at SEPHORA Australia
There’s BB, CC, DD and everything in between for your complexion – from colour correctors to blemish-blurrers, if it can be tweaked, there’s a cream for it. But what about our lovely lips… how does one translate a youthful, radiant no-makeup look to their lips? With IT Cosmetics CC+ Lip Serum. It’s a revolutionary product that’s like a powerful anti-aging treatment for your lips that you can apply on the go. The formula is like a lush lightweight gloss, the right amount of moisture without being overly sticky or tacky. It’s long lasting and ridiculously hydrating, available in shades that simply enhance your natural lip colour; it’s your lips, only better.
Estee Lauder | Pure Color Envy Lip Volumizer
The ultimate lip plumper for grown-ups. This incredible product from Estee Lauder plumps and gives a boost of radiance to lackluster lips… It goes on clear but then develops into the perfect rosy shade – to give your lips a believable glow. It’s enriched with a minty freshness that gives a very subtle cooling sensation. It’s perfect to use as a silky, hydrating lip primer underneath your favourite statement lip shade, or on it’s own as a hybrid balm and gloss.
Mecca Cosmetica | Lip De-Luscious
Social butterflies and beach bunnies, this balm should be a staple in your makeup bag (beach bag or clutch of choice). It’s a next-level lip balm that hydrates and conditions whilst imparting a subtle rosy tint. The unique formula is long lasting, creamy, nourishing and luxurious sans stickiness or heaviness. This lip protectant also contains SPF 25 (no more sunburnt/chapped lips this Summer!) amongst lip loving ingredients such as pomegranate seed oil and vitamin E.