Spring’s bouquet of vibrant color choices puts lipstick back on the makeup map.
Everything’s Coming Up Roses—and peonies and poppies. In fact, there’s hardly a shade of floral that can’t be found at your favorite makeup counter. Finally, after years of gloss overload, colorful lipstick is once again a makeup bag essential. So what’s the hue for you? Red works well—but pink works better. The color was all over runways for spring, both in fashion and beauty. Our current must-have shade is Chanel’s Spring 2014, #44 La Diva, a matte lip color that screams refinement with only the slightest nod to Barbie. So even if your dream house is unattainable, the perfect lip color can still be yours.
1/ Rate Wimsy 2/ bareMinerals Moxie 7/ Too Faced Juicy Melons 10/ Urban ecay Obsessed 11/ Smashbox Mandarin 14/ Smashbox Pout 15/ Smashbox Melondrama 21/ bareMinerals Never Say Never all available at Ulta Beauty, Brentwood, 314.918.1859.
3/ YSL 1 5/ YSL 49 16/ Nars Casablanca 17/ Nars Roman Holiday 18/ Bobbi Brown Rosy all available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Fronteac, 314.567.9200.
4/ MAC What a Feeling 12/ Dior 844 19/ MAC Relentlessly Red 23/ Trish McEvoy Flirt all available at Nordstrom, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.884.4900.
6/ Sisley-Paris lipstick 8/ Sisley-Paris lipstick 20/ Bobbi Brow Pink Apricot Shimer 22/ Bobbi Brown Ballerina Shimmer 24/ Dior 671 25/ Dior 543 all available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.
9/ Marc Jacobs Happy Ending 13/ Givenchy 104 both available at Sephora, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.863.2600.
Photo credit: Attilio D’Agostino