I know it’s still snowing in some parts of the country but spring will be peeking out to say hello everywhere very soon! This post has my favorite luxury spring lipsticks (at this moment in time) for 2016! I will do another post with my favorite drug store lipsticks for spring soon. These are my top picks and what I’m wearing almost every day. I’m so excited to share these colors with you. Some have just been released and maybe the first time you are seeing them, where others have been out for a while but amazing formulas and colors that you must try. I get so excited to get out all the pretty soft colors for spring. It is hard to narrow it down to 5! This selection gives you a bit of everything (nude, pink, coral, bronze, and peach)!
My picks for Tom Ford spring lipsticks
The Tom Ford lipstick formulas are worth the extra bucks and no one is paying me to say that! I waited a long time before I finally started buying these and I can honestly say the formula cannot be compared to most lipsticks on the market. And If only I could send the smell through to you! They are mildly floral with the scent of fresh vanilla. Definitely a gorgeous and subtle scent that is more addicting than you can imagine! The Tom Ford formula contains soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter, and chamomilla flower oil which all come together to create a beautiful, enticing, and ultra creamy formula. The lipsticks are slightly luminous and I would consider them to have moderate wear time. I do find myself touching up after a few hours.
Lip Color in Spanish Pink ($52)
This shade is a soft, lustrous opaque pink nude. For extra shine, pair this with Tom Ford’s Ultra Shine Lip Gloss. I’d suggest Naked to keep with the original tone or Sugar Pink if you wanted to deepen the pink tones in the lipstick. Spanish Pink is not a new color in the Tom Ford collection but a very popular color seen on many celebrities. It’s perfect nude pink for spring with smokey eyes but this lipstick is versatile enough to wear with any makeup look. This is packaged in a black Tom Ford tube with gold accents. I imagine this will always be one of their top sellers.
Sheer Lip Color in Rose Soleil ($52)
This lipsticks is a brand new release from the Tom Ford Soleil Collection 2016. It’s is a sheer lipstick and positively gorgeous on the lips. Rose Soleil is a warm bronze tone that has a subtle golden shimmer. It was hard to swatch but when wearing it on your lips, there is more color noticed. This shade is perfect for bronzed makeup and it has a very summery look. It is packaged in an elegant white tube with gold accents that remains pristine despite rolling around in the bottom of your purse. It will wear a few hours and needs to be retouched but wears off evenly (no patchy color). The formula feels good on the lips and is hydrating. This is very close if not an exact match to what the model is wearing in the photo in this post. If you like the makeup look on the Tom Ford model, you will be in love with this lipstick.
Moisturecore Lip Color in Pipa ($55)
Another new release from the Tom Ford Soleil Collection 2016. This lipstick has two formulas in the one. The core contains a formula infused with passion fruit oil to provide luxurious moisture, according to Tom Ford beauty. All the cores of each lipstick in the Moisturecore collection (6 in total) have the same color pink core. The exterior delivers the primary lipstick tone and is a hydrating and light weight color with moderate wear time. These require touch up after a few hours. Pipa is a soft pink with a coral undertone. All the lipsticks in this collection delivery what the brand describes as a soft veil of color. I think this is a gorgeous spring shade that can be worn by anyone.
My picks for YSL spring lipsticks
Another luxury lipstick line that is putting out a product that feels and looks so good on the lips is YSL. Their lipsticks are worth every penny and I think of all the formulas, I like the feel and look of these the best. There are several formulas from YSL but my absolute favorite and the one with the least colors available (unfortunately only 9) is the original Rouge Volupte collection. Wow, are these beauties! Everything single shade in the current collection is positively stunning. Yes, as a self-confessed addict, I have bought every Rouge Volupte color. I can’t help myself. They are like wearing a silk veil on your lips. The Rouge Volupte lipsticks deliver true color and a glossy shine in one stroke. This formula is amazing. When wearing these lipsticks, your lips look plump and smooth and ultra radiant. It’s an unbeatable formula and it has a soft hint of mango to remind you of it’s unique characteristics. These are always packaged in an elegant gold tube with a band of the lipstick color around the middle. The YSL logo is beautifully incorporated into the gold band.
The best selection of shades can be found on YSL’s website and it seems this particular collection has had a lot of shades come and go. So, get them while you can as new ones comes out, older ones may be discontinued.
Rouge Volupte in Opera Rose #29 ($34)
Opera Rose is a lustrous bright rosy pink from YSL and a must have in any collection of spring lipsticks. While I say bright, it’s not a shocking pink. YSL has still managed to keep the shade in a tone that is perfect for anytime wear, including the office. The YSL formula is very creamy so there and there is a huge color pay-off with this lipstick. It wears about 3 hours. The pink has a warm undertone and wouldn’t be overwhelming for those who don’t like bright lipsticks (like me).
Rouge Volupte in Peach Passion #13 ($34)
No spring lipstick recommendations would be complete without the perfect peach and YSL delivers on this too. If we talk spring lipsticks, this peach is pure perfection. It seems a true peach is hard to find. Options are not really peach (they are coral) or they are too light and look pasty. But not this one! The Rouge Volupte formula delivers that color bang again and with one swipe, this is a gorgeous true peach. This spring lipstick gem creates intense and smooth color that doesn’t look pasty or pastel. It is described as a vibrant peachy pink but I don’t detect the pink in the formula. As you can see in the swatch below, it’s peach perfection and notice the beautiful sheen this lipstick has.
I can’t deny how many favorites I have in the MAC line as well as Christian Dior. Charlotte Tilbury has some positively gorgeous spring colors as well but unless you want me to go on forever (and I think I could on lipsticks), I picked my top 5 to share with you. I would just love to hear what your spring favorites are and if you have discovered anything new and exciting that is a must try for 2016?