February 22, 2011

5 of the Best Spring Lipsticks

Contrary to what looking out your window might tell you, it is, in fact, springtime. While the change of the seasons from winter to spring usually means green grass, daffodils and baby lambs, it also means a make-up overhaul. Gone are the winter darks and, instead, we can break out our brighter, happier colours. One of the easiest ways to transform your look from winter to spring is simply by changing the colour of your lippie. I shopped my (rather large) lipstick stash and found the colours that I want to wear this spring. Now, if only the sun would come out...!

I should forewarn you (and apologise!) that all of these lipsticks bar one are MAC. That's simply because I think MAC is the best brand out there for lipsticks in terms of colour-range, quality and formulas. I don't mind shelling out the money for them because they are THAT good.

L-R: YSL Rouge Pur #148 Tea Rose, MAC Dressmaker Dressmaker,
MAC Ravishing, MAC Viva Glam Gaga I and MAC Cremecup. 
This YSL lipstick in Tea Rose is one of my all-time favourite lipsticks. It's a totally wearable nude with a distinctly pink/peach undertone. It's perfect for an understated daytime lip while still brightening up your entire face.

I will group the next two together as they are so similar. Dressmaker, Dressmaker came out with last summer's Pret-a-Papier collection and, so, unfortunately, it is limited edition. However, you may still be able to pick up surplus stock in MAC or in CCOs. It is a beautiful peachy coral and is tame enough that pale people like me can wear it but, is still striking enough for darker skintones to pull off. Ravishing is like Dressmaker, Dressmaker's more intense and daring older sister. While it is still a coral, it definitely has a more red/orange tinge to it and is extremely pigmented and bold (so, not for the faint of heart!). I recommend these two as the best coral lipsticks I have ever come across and only yesterday I told the lovely Leanne about them which, incidentally, gave me the idea for this post! 

MAC's Viva Glam Gaga I needs very little said about it as it is probably one of the brand's most famous lipsticks. It is, clearly, a very bright, blue-toned, bubblegum pink. Admittedly, this is not one of my favourite lipsticks. The stigma attached is purely, in my opinion, to do with Gaga's name as opposed to the quality of the lipstick. But, for all you pink lovers out there, this is one of the nicest, brightest pinks that every age and skintone can pull off.

Finally, MAC's Cremesheen is what I consider to be the perfect pink for spring. It has a slightly peach undertone which warms it up and makes it suitable for almost everyone. It's bright without being obnoxious and its intensity and colour can be built to take you from day to night very easily. 

What are your favourite lip colours for spring?


S x


  1. Going to buy Ravishing tomorrow, it looks EXACTLY the type of colour I've been looking for! Thanks for the review and shoutout :P Great post!

  2. No bother, after all, you were the inspiration behind it! Let me know what you think! x

  3. I need Creamcup in my life,has been added to The List!

  4. It's such a nice colour! Think we all have The List heehee!


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