Pucker Up With Spring Lip Colors!

Transitioning your look from fall to spring goes beyond your lightening up your wardrobe! Wearing a fun lip color is a great way to put a little extra pep in your step as the weather gets warmer. Praying for Prada is here to show us some hot lip colors straight from the runways. Check out her blog covering wardrobe essentials, “how to’s,” trend-reviews and must-visit sales!

I’m quick on the draw when it comes to switching my clothes and handbags with the seasons. It doesn’t take more than a 50-degree day to send me running for the wedges and floral prints.  But my seasonal makeup routine leaves a bit to be desired. And because one of the biggest ways to make a warm-weather impact (for very little cost) is with lipstick, here are some trends straight from the Fashion Week runways that are sure to put a little pep in your pucker this spring.

  1. Coral (inspired by the AW ’10 runways at Holly Fulton and Max Azria). I know you’re thinking, “EW! Orange!” But true coral is universally flattering and gives its wearers a hint of popsicle-inspired color that brightens any complexion. It also looks great against a tan. This Rimmel London Moisture Renew lipstick in Coral Queen is available for $10.26 at ASOS.com here.

  1. *Nude *(inspired by the runways of Elie Saab Couture ’10 and Vera Wang AW  ’10). A favorite make-up combination of mine is a nude lip with a smoky, made-up eye. Wear it matte, or with a dab of clear gloss for extra oomph without added color. Try this Too Faced Lip of Luxury version in Totally Nude, available for $18 at the Skinstore.com here.

  1. *Purple *(inspired by the runways of Vena Cava Spring ’10 and Zac Posen AW  ’10). Before you shriek, “I’d never wear that!” consider that purple is a great way to play up your femininity without being too saccharine (as pink tends to be). Make sure to keep the color light and sheer, unless you’re anxious to look like you’re on furlough from the underworld. Try this Bobbi Brown lipstick in blackberry for $22, available at Macys.com here.

For more budget beauty options that are spring-ready and wallet-friendly, visit Elle.com’s list here.