10 Spring Wines and the Perfect Lipsticks to Wear While Sipping

Lipstick: We’ve discussed it before (namely, the best shades to last through a makeout sesh, and the colors you need to get through winter holiday drinks)…But with a new season, comes a new conversation. With the spring comes a new color palette…and as the temperatures rise, we’re celebrating with lighter, brighter lipstick shades. We’re not just looking for pretty pinks here — oh no — we made sure to pair wine with a host of the season’s best shades that also just happen to last through a glass or two. We consulted wine experts, and husband-and-wife team, Josh and Becca Shapiro, of Flatiron Wines, for their expert opinion on the wine side of things.

1. Sonia Kashuk Ultra Luxe Lip Gloss in Sparkling Sugar pairs nicely with prosecco. Keep things balanced: with sugar on your lips, stick with crisp, dry bubbles in your glass. Drink With: Sommariva Prosecco di Conegliano Brut, NV

sonia kashuk2. Sephora Collection Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Nude Pink pairs well with rosé. All day drinking requires all day lip wear! We recommend this classic french rosé, the perfect choice for sipping straight into sunset. Drink With: Commanderie de Peyrassol, Cotes de Provence Rose, 2014

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3. Marc Jacobs Beauty, Le Marc Lip Crème, Boy Gorgeous pairs well with rosé. A full-bodied, one-of-a-kind rosé is the perfect match for Marc Jacobs’s luxurious, ultra-hydrating and indulgent longlasting lip wear. Both are vibrant, dramatic, and opulent. Drink With: Chateau Simone, Palette Rose, 2013

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4. 100% Pure, Fruit Pigmented Pomegranate Oil Anti Aging Lipstick, Magnolia pairs with champagne. The purest form of sparkling wine–Champagne of course! This elegant and defined Grand Reserve will help any lady feel young. Drink With: NV Clouet Grand Reserve

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5. Nars Sheer Lipstick in Liguria pairs with prosecco. A bone-dry, Italian sparkling from a Ligurian producer pairs perfectly with this translucent and sophisticated lip color. Sheer, lightweight, and ultra-fresh. Drink With: Bisson, Vino Frizzante Trevigiana “Glera”, 2011

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6. Sephora Collection Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color, Lilac Pairs with Sauvignon Blanc. Bright, fresh, and ready for spring! This pop of color on the lip is perfect with this zippy white. Drink With: Shinn Estate Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, “First Fruit”, 2014

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7. Gucci Lip Luxurious Moisture-Rich Lipstick, Exposure pairs with champagne. If you’re wearing Gucci on your lips, you better pair it with vintage Champagne. Expose your palate to an elegant wine with richness and elegance. Drink With: 2008 Andre Clouet

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8. TopShop Lips in Infrared pairs with a cool red. Chill those hot, infrared lips down with a cool red wine. Best served with a slight chill, this earthy wine with a hint of tobacco will keep you cool even when you’re looking smokin’ hot. Drink With: DeForville, Dolcetto d’Alba, 2013

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9. By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm Lipstick – Flush Contour pairs with red. Even on a warm day you can stay chic in this deeply tinted, moisturizing balm while sipping on this complex cru Beaujolais. This red wine is best served at cellar temp–or 55 degrees. Drink with: Jean-Paul Thevenet, Morgon “Vieilles Vignes”, 2013

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10. Butter London, Teddy Boy Lippy Tinted Balm pairs with white. This bright color is perfect to throw on as you head out to meet friends for springtime brunch. Try it with this lightly effervescent white that has just enough sparkle to get your day started. Drink With: Ameztoi, Txakolina, 2013

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Farewell to Winter Flakiness! Get Hydrated, Spring is (Kinda) Here!

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The sun is finally shining and the snow is melting into disgusting piles of dirt mixed with trash–it can only mean one thing. Spring really might, possibly be is coming. Still, winter wreaks havoc on our faces and that means it’s time for some rehab.

Sometimes though, the richest, thickest moisturizers heaped upon us especially in the darkest, pre-daylight-savings months can feel a little too, well rich.

If like me, washing your face is hardly the problem (I’m way above the recommended doses on that one), then the idea of mimicking the feeling when moisturizing is an appealing one to say the least. These moisturizers do just that. With powerful hydrating agents like hyaluronic acid, this batch will have your skin ready for all the Vitamin D it’ll soon be on the receiving end of in no time.

Check out Step One here.

  1. Dr. Jart Water-Sure Gel

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2. ByTerry Cellularose Aqua Balm 

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3. Boscia Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel

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5. La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Riche

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6. Darphin Hydraskin Essential

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7. Biologique Recherche

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8. Koh Gen Do All In One Moisture Gel

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses: Shop the Best of the Bouquet For Your Beauty Regimen

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Rose is the most elegant, simple, and refined single-note scent I can think of. And I’m a single-note scent kinda gal. Tell me about bouquets mixed into a perfume and I can feel a headache coming on, but rose is light and fresh, timeless and romantic. And I’m not alone in my admiration for the flower and it’s many byproducts.

Adding to the luxuriousness of the bevy of rose products presented here is the utter preciousness of the delicate flower. Mostly grown in Turkey and Bulgaria, it takes almost 300 pounds of rose petals to create just one fluid ounce of pure rose essential oil, which is known to be not only uplifting, but also an aphrodisiac… 😉

To get your weekend shopping off to a rosy start, we’ve rounded up some of the best rose infused products to shop now.

BODY

Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil

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This bath oil is the result of 10,000 rose petals–pure luxury! Plus, its scent is known to have stress-relieving properties.

Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr, Luxurious Rosehip Body Oil 

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Rose hip seed oil might be an even more popular beautifying ingredient than rose. Rose hip refers to the berry-like fruit born of the classic flower. But its biggest selling point just may be that beauty, Miranda Kerr, supermodel and creator of Kora Organics, swears by it. Kora explains: “Rosehip Oil is rich in Vitamin C, abundant in Essential Fatty Acids and is incredibly moisturizing. It can also assist in reducing the appearance of sun damage and scarring and is a wonderful, nurturing product if you have sensitive skin.” So, forget Body by Victoria–I’ll take Body by Miranda.

FACE

Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser

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A gentle natural cleanser with a light feel, Indie Lee’s rosehip creation removes makeup, soothes sensitive skin and redness thanks to it’s ample quantities of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. It’s got anti-aging properties too. 

Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Revitalising Gel-Lotion

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There’s nothing like a gel moisturizer, if you ask me. Instant spa sensation, this moisturizer is fun to apply due to it’s simultaneously fluffy and lightweight texture. This stuff truly smells like roses too, which is a major plus in my book.

Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream 

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A rich, thick moisturizer that calms redness and, in contrast to the Jurlique gel above, is more of a balm.

Glossier Soothing Face Mist

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Rosewater and aloe makes for a cooling, calming toning spray, or just a mid-day treat.

Jurlique Rose Mask

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An ultra-hydrating mask that also works as a lovely facial-while-you-sleep.

COLOR

Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick

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The collection harnesses the benefits of rose in ten perfect lipsticks.

By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace (in Rose Melba)

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A perfect sorbet pink, which, while a splurge, will literally last forever, as less than a fingerprint per cheek gives a bright, light glow in cool gel form.

HAIR

EO Organics Rose & Chamomile Protective Shampoo and  Conditioner

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Particularly for color-treated hair, made with precious essential oil.

Oribe Rough Luxury Molding Wax

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Ditch the feminine pink of many rose products for Oribe’s sleek, black look, but keep the perks: the rose hip fruit extract in this wax conditions and adds shine with enriching Vitamin C. Perfect for that choppy, slept-in hair we all crave.