How to Pick the Perfect Spring Lipstick for Your Coloring

How to Pick the Perfect Spring Lipstick for Your Coloring
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Right now our beauty-obsessed minds are filled with visions of gorgeous garden-hued eyeshadows, pastel polishes and luscious lipsticks. We’re finally snapping out of our winter beauty ruts, and what better way to celebrate the dawning of a new season than with a brand new, head-turning lip color? We tracked down the exact lipstick shades on celebs like Jaime King, Ashley Madekwe and Sarah Hyland and chatted with their makeup artists to help you pinpoint the best spring lipstick for your skintone.

Click through the slideshow and find out which spring shade you should be rocking on your lips this season!

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    Peachy Keen

    If you have a fair complexion with cool undertones like Peaches Geldof, try a peachy-coral lip color with a light-reflecting finish.

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    Makeup artist Lyndsey Harrison gave Geldof’s lips a tint of color with Laura Mercier’s Nouveau Weightless Lip ($25) in Pure.

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    Poppy Pout

    Who said fair-skinned redheads can’t wear red lipstick? Go bright, matte and bold—a poppy-hued color is especially flattering for your complexion.

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    Holland Roden wears Nars’ Lipstick ($26) in Heat Wave.

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    Orange You Glad?

    If you have a lighter skin tone with golden undertones like Jaime King, try this season’s hottest hue on your lips: orange.

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    Makeup artist Joni Powell used two different products to create Jaime’s bright pout: Chanel’s Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer ($30) in Calypso (limited edition, but Envolee is similar) and Le Crayon Lèvres Precision Lip Definer ($30) in Orange Intense.

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    Dusty Rose

    For ladies with yellow undertones and light to medium complexions, try a subtle dusty pink lipstick like Maggie Q does at the LA premiere of Divergent.

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    To create Q’s just-kissed lip color, makeup artist Mai Quynh used Laura Mercier’s Créme Smooth Lip Colour ($27) in Rosewood.

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    Pretty in Pink

    If you have a medium to olive skin tone like Camilla Belle, flaunt a flirty petal-pink lipstick with cool undertones.

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    Belle’s makeup artist Brett Freedman used Tarte’s LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint ($24) in Lively all over her lip, then added a touch of dewiness with Tarte’s LipSurgence Lip Tint ($24) in Charmed in the center of her lip and the top lip line. 

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    The Perfect Nude

    Accentuate your golden-medium skin tone with a peach-based nude lipstick like Sarah Hyland does at the BAFTA TV Awards.

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    To give Hyland a bronze goddess glow, makeup artist Allan Avedano used Dior’s Nude Rouge Lipstick ($34) in Indiscrete.

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    Violet Vision

    If you have olive undertones and dark hair like Olivia Munn, try a blue-based fuschia lipstick—not for the faint of heart, but guaranteed to turn a head (or two). 

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    Munn’s makeup artist Shane Paish used Tom Ford’s Lip Color ($49) in Violet Fatale for a pop of color.

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    Floral Fever

    Flaunt a pinkish-nude lip color if you have caramel or bronze skin. Match the shade with your blush and play up your brows for a perfect springtime beauty look.

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    Avedano used Tom Ford’s Lip Color ($49) in Spanish Pink to give Ashley Madekwe’s lips a barely-there touch of color.

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    PHOTO: All Access Photo / Splash News


    For darker skin tones, why not welcome spring by rocking a berry-hued red lipstick with cool undertones? 

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    Makeup artist Yolonda Frederick-Thompson painted Jennifer Hudson’s pout with Nars’ Satin Lip Pencil ($24) in Luxembourg.

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    Laura Mercier Nouveau Weightless Lip ($25)

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    Nars Lipstick ($26)

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    Laura Mercier Créme Smooth Lip Colour ($27)

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    Tom Ford Lip Color ($49)

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    Tom Ford Lip Color ($49)

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    Nars Satin Lip Pencil ($24)

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