Yes to Hot Pink Lips for Spring

Red lips get all the glory, but hot pink lips are a fresh and vibrant look for Springtime that anyone can carry off, just by choosing the right lipstick.  The trick is to not look like Barbie. Here’s how!


1. Keep it Simple

Period. Go easy on the eye makeup and blush, especially in the daytime.

2. Match your Skin’s Undertones

Cooler skin should look for bluer undertones, warmer skins should lean towards hints of red or orange.

3. SPF is your Friend

Let’s have some lip fun AND protect our smile assets.

4. Test it out Before you Buy It

Sephora and other department stores are great for this and many will give you a sample to take with you. Grab it and be sure to go outside and look at it in natural light.

5. Be Bold!

Just like its sister, the red lip, hot pink lips require confidence. Own it. 

6. Find a Comfortable Shade

If you feel ridiculous, you have the wrong color. Here are a few shades from light to bright and sheer to rich – find one that makes you feel incredible. Don’t adopt a trend just for the sake of trend – it’s just lipstick!  Have some fun and try something new.

Clinique ‘Extreme Pink’ | MAC ‘Chatterbox’ | Maybelline ‘Fuschia Fever’ | MAC ‘Girl About Town’ | Smashbox ‘Pink Petal’Yves Saint Laurent ‘7: Le Fuchsia’ | NARS ‘Carthage’