13Ah, Spring, the season of change. While you’re making updates to your spring wardrobe, we suggest complementing your outfit choices with a new lippy. And with lipstick formulas getting a major upgrade this season, there’s no better time to test the waters for a new signature shade. Whether you prefer a matte, sheer, glossy or a shimmery, metallic finish, we’ve rounded up the best latest formulas for you to try.
Whipped with a moisturizing formula and micro-fin mattifying powders, this moussey lipstick smoothly delivers an ultra-pigmented, matte finish. Its plush applicator tip makes the precision application a breeze. The Hyper Matte lipsticks are available in eight vibrant spring shades, but if you ask us Scorpion Red is the perfect classic, everyday shade of red.
29Secrets pick: Revlon Ultra HD Lip Mousse Hyper Matte, $11.49
Fans of high-shine will love the healthy, sheer and vibrant pigments of Dior’s Stellar Shine lipsticks. These balm-like lipsticks instantly melt into your skin to deliver up to eight hours of wear. For a soft peach, the shade Constellation comes in a shimmery finish.
29Secrets pick: Dior Addict Stellar Shine Lipstick, $46
In case you were wondering, yes, metallic lips are indeed still a thing — and a great way to bring your orange-red lips to the next level. Available in nine transformative shades, the Glitter Goals Liquid Lipsticks glide on metallic and magically turns to metallic once you smack your lips together. Yup, totally Insta-worthy!
29Secrets pick: NYX Glitter Goals Liquid Lipstick, $12
Give your lips an instant boost of hydration with this luxurious lipstick. Tom Ford’s Lip Gelée lipstick glides on a lightweight, transparent tint to give your lips a hydrated, glossy shine. The Maldives shade is the perfect hot pink shade for all skin tones.
29Secrets pick: Tom Ford Lip Gelée, $70
Redefining matte lips, M.A.C combines moisture with true-matte colour. The Powder Kiss Moisture-Matte Lipsticks are backstage-tested, and makeup artist approved, so you don’t have to worry about dry, cracked lips. We love the shade Impulsive.
29Secrets pick: M.A.C Powder Kiss Lipstick, $23
Available in a wide range of flexible shades, the Rouge Lacquer lipsticks are enriched with mango and shea butter to deliver comfort and long-lasting shine.
29Secrets pick: Sephora Collection Rouge Lacquer, $16
For a high-shine glossy colour that is sure to last, Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stains combines lightweight texture and vibrant pigments that instantly melt onto your lips. The slanted tip applicator calls for easy application, and best of all, the formula is not sticky, so you don’t have to worry while applying on-the-go.
29Secrets pick: YSL Vernis À Lèvres, $45
Lip care meets bold colour with the Bite Beauty easy-to-apply Outburst Longwear Lip Stain. While providing your lips with the essentials nutrients it needs, it also provides the budge-proof long wear of a lip stain. These lippies are available in three satin-matte shades: Strawberry Frozé, Sangria Slush and Orange Fizz.
29Secrets pick: Bite Beauty Outburst Longwear Lip Stain, $30
CT’s Latex Lip Gloss is the perfect hybrid between a gloss and liquid lipstick. It lip-hugging formula generously coats your lips with colour and a mirror-shine finish. The rich, creamy formula contains emollient oils for seamless application and an incredibly soft feel.
29Secrets pick: Charlotte Tilbury Latex Love Lip Gloss, $47.67