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These Colors Will Be The Year’s Hottest Lipstick Shades

To go dark or to go with a sassy bright pink? There are a lot of choices when it comes to lip colors. And there are certainly a lot of colors trending. Below are a list of trends to help you choose your next alluring lip color.

Orange: Currently, bright lipsticks that make a statement are all the rage. You can’t get more of a statement than a bright tangerine lipstick. Try: Lancome Rouge in Love Lip Color in Miss Coquelicot.

Bright pink: Make a statement, but keep it girly with a bright pink that is sure to turn a few heads. Try: Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Définition in Le Magenta.

Two-toned pucker look: One of the neatest trends is to go for a two-toned look. Think light on the outside of the lips and dark on the inside of the lips. A deep rose shade with a dark plumb in any brand would look stunning.

Liquid lipstick: Ok, this isn’t a color, but liquid lipstick is all the rage right now for its deep velvet finish. Try: Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer in Tangerine, which starts as a blood orange with a thin layer and works up to a bright coral shade with more applications. 

Dark berry: This deep, lush shade is perfect for a classy look. Try: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen.

Bright red: Bright red is also a classy choice, and pairing it with a deep, dark eyeliner is a punky trend that’s sure to pack a punch. Try: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Kiss & Love in Le Rouge.

Pastel pink: Pastel pink is always a favorite, but this isn’t your mother’s pastel pink. It’s a bright, almost neon, shade meant to attract attention. Try: Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Dollhouse Pink.

Watermelon: A deep watermelon red is always an attractive choice. Try: Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Watermelon.

Coral: For a light, fun and understated shade, go with coral pink. Try: MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Koi Coral.

Jewel red: Another classic favorite, jewel red looks especially great when combined with a little black dress. Try: Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection Limited Edition Lipstick in Cherry.

Grape purple: If you want to make a statement, brilliant grape candy purple is huge right now. Try: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lip Color in Brazen Berry.

Chocolate cherry: Hungry yet? This look actually does best as a layered effect with a ruby stain underneath a mahogany layer. But for an easy one-step application, try: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry.

Metallic gold: If you really want to turn heads, metallic gold is a showstopper. Try: NYX Wicked Lippies in Mischievous.

Deep plumb: This is one of those dark shades that falls under a ‘90s look. And it’s back and better than ever. Try: MAC in Instigator.

Natural brown: For those who want a more natural look, beige is a classic choice. Get a lipstick flecked with gold for an additional punch. Try: Tom Ford Lip Color in Warm Sable.