I have been eyeing some exciting and bright lip colors for spring and finally took the plunge to give them a try....and I love them! I headed into the store to go bold and try Nars Schiap (see below), a super bright pink lipstick and I fell in love. It has a lot of color and a matte finish, the girl at the counter suggested trying out a gold toned lip gloss to wear over it to give it a little shine and to mix it up and it looked great! She handed me one of the the Nars 'Larger than Life' Lipgloss , which I am familiar with and really like. The gold hue subdued the finish of the lipstick without taking away from the intense color. I also picked up a pretty pink gloss that adds a little color for a nice day or night look, it's a great everyday wear. If you are nervous about trying some of the bright colors out this spring I say go for it! I have a really thin upper lip and get nervous about overdoing it with too much color but somehow it works, I think you just have to rock it with confidence!
I also included Bobbi Brown's Crystal Lip Gloss it is a great finishing touch to any lip color, it adds a lot of shine and is very moisturizing. I have a love for lip glosses and the color palette has begun to diversify a bit. It used to be baby pink and creamy hues, as I get older I am getting a little more exciting and if it doesn't work out you can follow my good friend Annie's rule "Just keep layering, it just gets better!" (Mind you she walks around at any given time with a minimum of 12 different lip colors with her).