The Perfect Pink Pout for $7

covergirl-spellboundAfter years (decades?) of sticking to old faithful, I've changed my lip color tune. Bold, bright lips are everywhere this spring. They seem scary, as if your lips are screaming "LOOK AT ME!" but if you can get over the hot pink hump, a standout pout will be your best accessory into summer.

And it's OK to ease into this new territory -- no need to get Nicki Minaj'ed out just yet. We advise starting with a soft, smooth and silky formula that isn't going to make you look like a cartoon character. Our pick? CoverGirl's Lip Perfection in Spellbound ($7). Think of it as your starter tube into the land of neon lips.

Moisturizing and long-lasting, Lip Perfection makes putting on makeup a little more fun. Plus, with its affordable price tag, I can buy two.