Beauty Refresh: Bold Matte Lips

Update your makeup stash for spring with these ultra-bright lip hues.

By: Michelle Thomas

We’re on record as lovers of the ultra-classic, forever-stylish red lip. Lately, though, a new lip look has been making its way into our hearts—and our makeup bags. Vibrant brights popped up on the kissers of spring runway models and in-the-know celebs this year, with punchy fuchsia and juicy tangerine hues taking center stage. What’s the secret to making the look modern without veering into garishness? A chic, velvety matte finish. Stay away from gloss, and keep the rest of your makeup look super simple to let your pout pop.

Paint on a neon pink:

MAC Candy Yum Yum, $15 at MAC 
Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage, $26 at Nars
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte in Fuchsia Flash, $19 at Nordstrom
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in Stormy Pink, $6.99 at Walgreens
Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lipstick in Pastille Lilac, $24 at Sephora

Or try a vibrant orange: 

NYX Matte Lipstick in Indie Flick, $5.99 at Ulta
Illamasqua Lipstick in Flare, $22 at Sephora
Nars Semi-Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave, $26 at Nars
Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Jenna, $24 at Macy’s
Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in A-Go-Go, $19 at Sephora