After making its return last year, matte lipstick is back again for spring 2011—only this time, it’s ready to be noticed. Think hot pink, tangerine orange and everything bright and bold in between embraced by the likes of Marc by Marc Jacobs, Fendi and Alice + Olivia for their SS11 runway shows.

Here’s our top picks to help you sport a playful pucker this spring. 

MAC Lipstick in Neon Orange
$15 at MAC Cosmetics
Like the name suggests, this shade will give your lips some definite pop!  

Bare Escentuals bareMinerals 100% Natural Lipcolor in Cherries On Top
$15 at Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart
A pure magenta shade made from all-natural ingredients—which means no artificial dyes, preservatives or irritants.  

Dior Rouge Dior Lipcolor in Andalouse 435 
$30 at Sephora
This bright coral shade provides long-wearing colour and much-needed definition, moisture and nourishment to your lips. 

NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Jungle Red
$24 at Sephora
Make your pucker roar with this attention-grabbing bright red shade.  

Revlon Matte Lipstick in Stormy Pink
$9 at Shoppers Drug Mart
A dramatic pink shade that provides lightweight colour without any dryness, caking or fading.  

~ Caitlyn Holroyd