From bold and bright to soft and sweet, we paired spring's biggest lip-color trends with the best cheek tint to complement each one.
lipstick and blush swatches
Photography by Yasu and Junko
| Credit: Photography by Yasu and Junko

Hot Pink Lips + Rosy Blush

If pink lips for spring don't seem groundbreaking, you haven't seen the season's newest versions. Electric shades (top left), like CoverGirl Katy Kat Gloss in Kitty Karma ($9), have the bold punch of red but feel flirtier. Follow up with a romantic, rosy blush, like It Cosmetics Ombré Radiance Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi ($24). Swirl its colors together with a big, fluffy brush before applying.

Matte Red Lips + Pink Blush

The new way to rock red lips? Make 'em matte! Zero-shine crimson (center left), like Maybelline New York Color Sensational Powder Matte Lipstick in Cruel Ruby ($7.50), is the cool-girl version of the classic red. To add color that won't compete with your lips, pair with a soft pink flush, like Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed ($29).

Peach Lips + Peach Blush

There are few things sweeter than juicy peaches. That's why we love them in our fruit bowls—and on our faces. Wear the flattering shade with a high-gloss lip (top right), like L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Shining Peach ($10), and a matching blush, like Burt's Bees Blush in Bare Peach ($10). You'll get a monochromatic look that's as pretty as a…well, you know.

Coral Lips + Bronzer

When the words orange and lipstick are used together, they can sound a little scary. But a bright tinted balm, like Fresh Sugar Punch Tinted Lip Treatment ($24), is nothing to be afraid of. Swipe it on for a see-through hint of color, and keep it beachy by dusting a bronzer, like Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer in Sunkissed ($15), over the apples of your cheeks, your brow bones, and the bridge of your nose.