Spring Lipsticks: Coming up Roses

Lipstick is magical.

In one swipe it has the ability to brighten my face and boost my mood. My favorite hue is any variation of rose, of which I have 712 tubes, as it is the most flattering shade on my skin.

Bobbi Brown, author and creator of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics (as if she needs an introduction) says in her new book Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual, “Use the natural color of your lips as a guide when choosing a lipstick shade. The most flattering shade will either match or be slightly darker than your lips.”

(If you don’t know this, I LOVE BOBBI BROWN. She celebrated her birthday this week (April 14th)—Happy Birthday Bobbi!)


One of my most-used lip products is this Bobbi Brown Basics Lip Palette which complements my skin tone perfectly. In addition to this palette, I’m loving these five new spring lipsticks:


From left to right:

Lancôme Color Fever Lipstick in Mademoiselle: Color Fever Lipstick is super long-lasting and has a rose scent that I love. This shade is slightly darker than my natural lip shade and seems like it was made just for me.

CHANEL Aqualumière Sheer Color Lipshine in Malta I strongly believe that every girl should have a Chanel lipstick in her bag. Every time I use this I feel so indulgent and glamorous—and the formula is moisturizing and shimmery.

NARS Lipstick in Shrinagar: This sheer raspberry shade from the NARS Spring Collection is so flattering. It adds just enough color to brighten my face and, since the formula is sheer, doesn’t appear overly done.

Estée Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Mayfair Mauve: This has a hint of pink to add some “special” to my everyday look. Also, the ultra luxe case makes this the the prettiest lipstick in my Makeup Bag.

Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Baby (BE 208): This color is a perfect nude with a hint of pinkness. These lipsticks are so moisturizing, too.


Earlier this month I asked my friends on Facebook and Twitter about their favorite shades of lipstick and here’s what they said:

Cheryl Edwards (my friend from high school) swears by fire engine red lipstick!

My Facebook friend Lori Jenkins can’t live without Lancome Pink Organza (she’s on her 5th tube!).

Another Facebook friend Tanya Sharma loves Trish Pink Innocent. “I’m on my third, which is a record for someone this fickle.”

My former co-worker Bethany likes Sally Hansen 18 Hour Lipstick in Clear Raisin.

Fellow beauty blogger Jamie from The Beauty of Life always ends up going back to Lancome Pixel Pink.

My Twitter friend Ponikuta swears by anything coral. “A girl can never have enough coral lipsticks.”

“I am stuck on all shades of pink gloss,” said my friend Stiletto Mom via Twitter.

The Urban Whisk (another Twitter friend) told me she loves Flamingo by Chanel (sadly, it’s discontinued).

My friend Heather couldn’t name just one, “where do I start? Girl about town, lady danger, so chaud…I wonder if I like them for the names. LOL.”

Real-life friend and fellow beauty blogger Amber told me “Clinique in Tenderheart is one of my all-time faves!”

Another real-life friend and fellow beauty blogger Carla said, “‘O’ by MAC, llllove it!”

Tell me, what lipstick color are you loving right now?

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  • I actually don’t wear lipsticks but from all the ones in this post, i’m definately going to try the Lancome one the next time i’m at the counter

  • Thanks for the shoutout Erika! xo

  • I’m loving Stila Lip Glaze in Apricot for a smokey eye. My all-around fave lipstick is Stila in Natalie (oldie but goodie…although I hear they might be going out of business so maybe I should stock up :( )

    linn (Reply)
  • I’m a wicked slacker–I meant to answer this on twitter when you originally asked and I forgot. Oops!!

    My current go-to is Revlon Mineral Lip Glaze in Perpetual Plum. When I’m not wearing that it’s L’Oreal’s Color of Hope. And when I want something super sheer I go for Benefit’s Benetint lip balm (which just might be my favorite product in the whole world).

    Also, now I want to go lipstick shopping!! 😉


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