A loud bright pout never goes out of style it seems, but it always makes a reappearance in popularity, at least in print around Spring time. Above, are a few of my go to colors for this coming season. The always indulgent Tom Form lipstick in Cherry Lush is the perfect full on red for me. Red, black and white are in for Spring. Think Beyonce at the Grammys. Purchasing a Tom Ford lipstick is a bit of a splurge but after trying it I realize why; like YSL lipsticks this is one of the best formulas out there. It stays put, it's highly pigmented and it's almost featherweight after application. For an everyday, less screaming, more office friendly look I love NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never, described on their website as a Pink Lilac, making it a more wearable, warm pink but with some punch to it. It leans violet and it's also a long wearing formula. I will be purchasing more NARS pencils as they're coming out with a new line of Satin Pencils this spring with a great selection of nudes, pinks, and reds. Next is a color I would normally stay away from, but I've learned to love a cool pink with a blue undertone like Chanel's Rouge Allure in Extatique. Of all the lipsticks, this is the sheerest in application. This is a great formula if you like a sheer look with color payoff. Chanel makes great lipsticks and like Tom Ford's, worth a purchase at least once! They also have such great shades for every skin tone. Lastly is MAC's Lickable lipstick. Simply a hot pink lipstick that I believe will work on pretty much every skin tone. MAC has done more and more bright colors as of late, and this is a cremesheen formula which means it's not drying to the lips, it's long wearing and pigmented. Seeing as I'm a great big lipstick fanatic, I will review other colors as they fascinate me. Swatches below.
Left to Right: Tom Ford Cherry Lush, NARS Never say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Chanel Rouge Allure Extatique, and MAC's Cremesheen lipstick in Lickable.