The easiest and least expensive way to change your outfit and usher in the warm weather is to purchase a new lipstick. Here’s a top ten list for the season in a range of hues. The beauty experts at Neiman Marcus, Troy, provided the majority of the list, along with some help from Ruby’s Balm in West Bloomfield, Mich.
Pantone, the international color forecaster, selects Rose Quartz and Peach Echo as the trends for spring 2016. Rose Quartz, a sheer pink, reflects calmness and gentleness, while Peach Echo evokes warmth and playfulness.
Gillian Berger, owner of Ruby’s Balm in West Bloomfield echoes the subtle shades. “Nudes are the trend with soft lips and bold eyes.”
Also hot — red hot. “Say goodbye to the dark and come into the light and brights, says Lindsey Machachek Barile, PR manager at Neiman Marcus, Troy. “A major trend for spring is confident reds. This trend translates across all categories, from ready-to-wear, to accessories and, of course, beauty.”
The lipstick names are as fun and lively as the products. Here’s the top ten (brand and name):
- Marc Jacobs, Moody Margot
Marc Jacobs Beauty Collection offers sheer nudes in hues of pale pink and brown.
- Laura Mercier, Coquette
This berry color brightens the face.
- MAC, Pink Pigeon
This vibrant hue resembles the color of a flamingo.
- Sisley, Love
The black and white packaging rivals the bold color.
- Estee Lauder, Vengeful Red.
Estee Lauder makes a daring statement with Vengeful Red.
- YSL, Rose Saint Germain
The perfect shade for Paris in springtime.
- Le Metier de Beaute, Amelie
Selena Gomez chose this for Sundance, perhaps because the matte finish moisturizes the lips.
- Guerlain, All About Pink
This luscious color is from the “Kiss Kiss” collection.
- Trish McEvoy, Perfect Plum
It’s not only perfect for lips, but it’s also a beauty booster for cheeks.
- Nars, La Dolce Vita
This is the classic lipstick on annual lists.
(This article originally appeared in the Detroit Jewish News.)