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Soft and Sweet: The Lilac Lipstick Review

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Spring is in the air and everything’s coming up lilacs. A softer, sweeter version of passionate purple, lilac—especially on lips—is surprisingly flattering. Undeniably feminine, we love how subtle the color is, even for day. Pick one of these perfect formulas, or collect the whole bouquet.

Inglot Cosmetics

Lipstick in #255 Pearl | $13 | shop it

Amethyst shimmer with a pearly sheen. The cool tones in this light purple hue are enhanced by a pearlescent finish that gives it an unexpected effect. Wear it wild with dark eyeliner and tinted locks, or play it simple with a fresh face.

Lipstick in #420 Matte | $15 | shop it

Matte and magnificent, this warm lilac could almost read as pink on certain skin tones. The flatline finish gives this bolder bright pick a modern look, and it stays put for hours. 

Lipstick in #131 Cream | $13 | shop it

If you’re feeling put off by the idea of anything in the purple family, a shimmering champagne like Inglot’s #131 is a good crash course. A fleshy undertone gives it a lovely neutral feel and the light-catching particles bring the color to life.

Armour Beauty

Lip Gloss in Candy | $21 | shop it

It may look shocking at first, but this amazing opaque lilac gloss is versatile and flattering. Dab on just a little for a face-brightening effect, or play up the pastel element by swabbing it on over a white lip liner pencil. Plus, the name is an ode to Warhol Superstar Candy Darling—what’s not to love?

Too Faced

La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream in Lollipop | $22 | shop it

Wonderfully bright and sparkly, it’s a sheer, balmy lipstick with micro-size fuchsia glitter throughout, which lends a slightly foiled appearance. Warm pink undertones give the finish some depth, and the product’s light candy-like scent is apt considering the name of the shade.

Lip Injection Color Bomb in Plump it Up Pink | $21 | shop it

A non-glossy lip plumper that really works! This lilac-toned-pink turns more fuchsia as the color sets in, and has a bit of a tingly effect. Warm and sheer, the color could work on anyone, and the twist-up pencil design makes using it a breeze. My lips seriously doubled in size within the time it took me to write this paragraph. Instant love.

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