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Nashville is officially in the warm embrace of spring! It’s sunny, blooming, and full of a revitalized energy, and I cannot get enough. The kids are beginning to lose it as summer vacation sails ever closer, and I am combatting my own teacher brand of senioritis on a day-to-day basis. But, the weather soothes the minor complaints that I may have.

To match the vivacity of the world around me, it’s time to step up the lipstick game. These are my current favourites for sporting a bold and bright spring lip!

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RMS Beauty Lip Shine in Sacred Shine is a full opacity colour that is a vibrant blend of pink and red. It makes the lips look as if you’ve just taken a big bite of ripe, juicy watermelon. It has a lot of slip and a glossier texture than the other colours, and that means it requires a bit more reapplication. I love this stuff because the colour is unique and so incredibly brightening. It is irresistible, playful, and and the perfect degree of bold.

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Ilia Beauty released the Lip Conditioner in Jump last spring or summer, and I immediately snatched it up. Anything described as a magenta with blue undertones is a winner in my book. Since this is a lip conditioner formulation, it is less pigmented than the others, but that just means you need to apply more layers to reach the desired opacity. It isn’t a neon pink; it’s a daytime-friendly bright shade. The blue and violet undertones also awaken the complexion.

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Another recent release from Ilia Beauty is the Lipstick in Around the World. It may look muted and mauve in the tube, but this is a fun purple and pinky shade that I cannot get enough of. With my fairer skin and green eyes, this shade is the perfect complement. It is super flattering! Also, it’s just the right amount of bold; it can be worn during day or nighttime. It won’t overwhelm heavy eye makeup, and it can be worn with a relatively natural face. It has definitely become a go-to shade for those blah days and perfect for this time of year.

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Aroma Beauty Lipstick in Azalea is the newest addition to my lipstick collection that I got for my birthday. It is awesome, the perfect neon pink shade. It’s the exact shade of Ilia’s Neon Angel with a friendlier price tag. It isn’t as moisturizing as Red Apple Lipsticks, but a texture on par with Ilia Beauty Lipstick. I like to wear some sort of lip balm beneath the lipstick formulas. Anyways, this is the shade for spring or summer. It is bold, brightening, and so fun! I highly recommend checking out Aromi Beauty lipsticks and its Matte Liquid Lipstick offerings. Both are amazing with a huge colour selection.

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Here are all four swatched for comparison purposes: Jump, Around the World, Azalea, and Sacred.

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What bright colours are you dusting off for springtime? See any favourites above? I would love to hear from others who have tried Aromi Beauty and your thoughts on the brand!