We’re challenging the notion that you need to wear fair pastel colors on your lips in the springtime. It’s become a social construct that light pink, peach, or nude shades are the most appropriate colors when the weather warms up, but that’s a bunch of malarky, if you ask us. A hot crimson lip or a deep plum is still as radiant and eye-catching whether you’re wearing a parka or a sundress. To give you a little bold and unexpected lip inspiration this season, check out some of our favorite celebrity lip looks below!
Start your week off with a vibrant magenta lip like Alba’s. It has a way of brightening up your entire face and enhancing your eyes, perfect for faking an awake and alert disposition at your morning meeting, even if you’re having a case of the Mondays.
Another rule that can be broken? Matching your lipstick to your outfit. Olivia Munn proved it can be done by pairing a bright orange lip with her chic one-shouldered orange dress. Go against the grain on Tuesday with a monochrome style.
Take a page from RiRi’s book and reach for a vampy deep maroon on Thursday. Worried that it might be a bit too deep for the workday? Lightly tap the color on and add a bit of lip balm to dilute the color. Then amp the pigment back up for happy hour.
We love Teigen’s creamy oxblood hue for Friday; it’s another transitional hue to take you from the office to cocktails. However, again, if you’d like to lighten it up for the office, try this trick—apply the color to your lips, then continue blotting with a tissue until it resembles more of a stain.
Hadid’s pared-down mauve-toned lips allowed her long sultry lashes to take center stage, though we still find our eyes wandering off to her subtle pout. Take a dusty rose hue for a spin on Saturday evening and add a little glam and fullness to your lips by dabbing on some sheer gloss.
End the week on a bright note: This bold pink is playful and eye-catching, perfect for making a statement at Sunday brunch.
Tell us your favorite lip color for spring below!