One glance at the cotton-candy wigs and matching lips on Ashish’s Fall 2016 runway was all it took to turn skeptical editors’ side-eyes into wide, hopeful grins. The cheerful-makeup trend continued with Max Mara’s high-gloss, high-watt mouths paired with colorful barrettes and tailored suits (all wrapped up in one sweet primary palette) and Fendi’s Burning Man–inspired tangerine-painted pouts.
Now, with brighter days ahead, it feels only right to borrow a bit of the recent shows’ upbeat attitude, and spring’s new wave of candy-colored lipsticks, glosses, and balms is just the thing to match our mood. Craving a flash of blue fit for a Pixy Stix wrapper? New York’s Winky Lux created its cruelty-free Matte Lip Velour in Blue Moon without parabens, making it a rare find on the electric-hued cosmetics scene. And Korea’s cult Chosungah 22 brand took the candy craze to the next level with its Flavorful Lipstick in Guava Tint Jello, which tints lips in a clear neon peachy-pink balm that tastes a bit like an orange Jolly Rancher.
Below, 10 bright lip products to help you loosen up this weekend.