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Trend Alert: Sheer Bright Lips For Spring

Sometimes runway looks are really extreme, and don't always translate well into the mainstream — as evidenced by this hits and misses slideshow. Now that it is officially springtime, have you started to think about how you'll amp up your makeup bag, taking looks straight from the fashion shows as inspiration? Buh-bye to the black lip gloss trend that never really made it anyway, and hello brighter, sheerer shades. Whether it's red, fruit punch or soft coral, a wash of color is flattering and fun.

Take Anna Sui's Spring 2009 show in New York, for instance, where the makeup artists used Anna Sui Lipstick in #400 ($22), a sheer red. And over at Charlotte Ronson, pictured left, it was all about a not-too-glossy punchy pink. Check out some more suggestions for the faint bursts of color below:


aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I love a nice lip staip.
urbanest urbanest 8 years
Love this look for spring..... LIPSTICK QUEEN has all these gorgeous shades that are sheer they are called "SAINTS" (the sinners are mattes) since everyone's talking coral I bought St. Coral form their website. I also discovered MEDIEVAL lip stain. It looked really red but its soooooooooo sheer just like the lips in this picture. Can't wait for the nicer weather!
emalove emalove 8 years
I love lip stain layered with a little clear gloss over it! Stila's Lip Rouge is great, and the CG one isn't bad either (but not nearly as long-lasting).
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
I second the Revlon liptint! I've got two of them :D Lovely color payoff, SPF, and they smell like juice! mmm
soapbox soapbox 8 years
The Nivea one is great, only issue is that you can't apply too much or else it'll be florescent. Learned that the hard way. I still received compliments though.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I like this trend. That Revlon liptint is a great product for the money.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Thanks for the suggestion, Broward!!
browardbubble browardbubble 8 years
add to the list: mark kissink lipstain. looks like a marker, applies like a stain but with precision. good staying power.
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