Spring is finally here! This means it’s time for florals, sandals, and spring lip colors. The right lip color will not only complete your outfit, but it will make you feel like your best self every time you put it on. Below, you’ll find our easy step-by-step guide on how to find your signature lip color for spring.
1. Consider Your Skin Undertones
When deciding which spring lip color will look best on you, it’s a good idea to figure out your skin’s natural undertones. To figure out your undertones, look at the visible veins on your inner wrist in good lighting. If your veins look green, you have skin with warm undertones. If your veins appear blue or purple, then you have cool undertones. If your veins are blueish-green, you have a neutral undertone that suits virtually every shade (congrats!). Skin with cool undertones looks great wearing colors with pink or blue undertones. Similarly, those with warm, olive-toned skin look amazing in warm, neutral shades. Of course, anyone can rock whatever lip color you love—this is just a helpful trick for determining your most flattering shades. But really, wear whatever color makes you feel beautiful.
2. Bold or Subtle?
Once you determine your skin undertones, you can pick your color. We love to play into our own signature style and personality when choosing a lip color. If you’re bold and brave, go for a color that pops, like Fenty Beauty’s Fluid Lip Color in Vivid Pink. If you love the casual elegance of a sheer, subtle lip, go for Nar’s Afterglow Lip Balm. If you’re ready to bring out the springtime plums and berry tones, try a purple lip color like Fortitude by bareMinerals. And if you like to keep it neutral, try Juvia’s Place The Nude Velvety Matte Lipstick.
3. Choose the Perfect Finish
The finish is almost as important as the lip color itself! If you prefer a matte, budge-proof lippie, go for something like Beauty Bakerie’s Matte Lip Whip. For those who prefer a shiny, hydrating formula that’s great for daytime, you can’t go wrong with Clinique’s Chubby Stick. And, of course, you can always layer lipstick shades with gloss to give your color more dimension and intensity (we love Fenty Beauty’s Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer).