There’s something about fresh lip colors that really gets me going. I can’t be alone on this, right? Of course changes over the last year have prompted a heavier emphasis on eye makeup and other areas of the upper face that remain visible while wearing face masks, but swiping on a satin lipstick or a creamy gloss is still highly satisfying. And who cares if the only ones who will see it are on the other end of a Zoom call? Not me.

All this to say, there’s no reason why this seasonal shift can’t still spark its usual lip color wardrobe switch up. To my surprise, it would appear that fashion girls agree! Whenever my favorite influencers unmask for candid shots at home or while socially distanced on the street, the colors that pop from their pouts make just as much of a statement as the sartorial trends draped over their bodies.  It’s an unexpected phenomenon I’ve been noticing all year and the only explanation I can think of is that the novelty of lip color has reached new heights. Keep scrolling to see the seven lip colors the fashion set is already obsessed with that are sure to catch fire by the time the flowers bloom this spring.