A bright and bold lip is practically a prerequisite for Spring, but sometimes beauty trends don’t necessarily translate to everyday wear. That’s why the beauty God’s created matte lipstick – to give you the punch of color needed to be on-trend without overwhelming your pout. Take away the shine and, somehow, the shade seems more real world appropriate, making it softer and more wearable. Matte also compliments spring’s other trend, dewy skin. A dewy lip paired with a dewy complexion can become too… well, dewy. And the 2013 spring runway would seem to agree: matte lips were seen at shows like Burberry, Prada, Missoni and Jason Wu.
When choosing to focus on a colorful matte pout, keep the face and eyes bare, save for a few coats of mascara and a bit of flush to the cheeks.
Here are some fierce matte lip shades for spring:
Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil – Oh, how I love all of these deep, bold shades but try a spring appropriate lilac with Never Say Never.
Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint in Lively – The matte version of cult-classic LipSurgence creamy lippies, this hot pink hue is perfect for a fresh spring pout.
Kevyn Aucoin Beauty ‘The Matte’ Lip Color – I love just about everything that Kevyn Aucoin makes and this matte lipstick is no exception. Spring shades to try:, a petal purple, and Timeless, an amazingly wearable coral that looks great on every skin tone.
Nyx Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Pure Red – Take a page from the spring 2013 runways and play with your classic red lip. This season’s red has a hint of orange and a matte finish.
MAC Lipstick – Nobody does a matte lip quite like MAC and their choices of red are unbeatable. From fire engine to candy apple to bordeaux, they’ve got your lips covered. Here are 2 MAC spring reds: Lady Danger (a coral red) and So Chaud (a reddish orange).