This spring there is nothing more current than a big swipe of bright, bold lipstick. Bridal, matte, orange–we’re crushing on every variation of this look and we are not alone. Punchy pouts were spotted on the Spring 2013 runways of Missoni, Prada and Giles, and this trend is just revving up its pretty little engine. Here are some tips to keep in mind when wearing this vibrant look:  Prep Before donning your punchy pout, be sure to exfoliate and moisturize your lips for the best results. Check out Makeup Artist Ashley Rebecca’s exfoliating tips for flawless lips. Think Beyond Red While the red lip will always be the Little Black Dress of beauty, we’re thinking beyond the rouge this season, and crushing on different shades of pink, orange and purple.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Corail Legende; L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse by Colour Riche in Fiery VeilMaybelline SuperStay 14 Hr Lipstick in Fuchsia Forever; Buxom Full Bodied Lipstick in Vivid Magenta

Top It Off To finish off this look, keep the rest of your makeup neutral. Think natural eyeshadow and groomed brows for daytime, and a swipe of liquid liner for nighttime to add a pinch of spice. How do you feel about this colorful trend? Leave us your thoughts in the comments below! Photos: Maybelline New York, Yves Saint Laurent, L'Oréal, Bare Escentuals


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