Summer is officially here, and one of the easiest ways to upgrade your look is to buy some new makeup. I don’t like to wear a ton of makeup in general, but especially in the summer. I live in The Valley and it’s like, 110 degrees here. I will sweat it all off. However, regardless of what you’re doing or where you’re going, you can always change up your lip color without it running down your face. Here are the chicest summer lip colors so you can feel trendy af.
We’re obsessed with anything shiny and highlighted right now, and lips are not to be forgotten. This summer’s nudes are upgraded by making them super glossy or even putting highlighter on top of your matte Kylie lip kit. In a look that gives me PTSD flashbacks to those Lancôme Juicy Tubes we all had in middle school that were sooo thick and sticky, we are once again being victimized by lip gloss. However, this time around we have options, so please pick ones that are moisturizing and don’t feel like superglue. If your hair sticks to it, you’re doing it wrong.
Bright colors are always a summer fave, just like our ~groundbreaking~ pastels for spring. Get a pink lipstick that pops on your skin tone to make you look tanner, make your teeth look whiter, and make you look like you’re ready for a good time. I’m a fan of more blue-based pink tones, like magenta, but you can go full flamingo and still stay on trend. IDK, I’m not your mom, figure it out.
Red lips are always in, but this summer we’re pushing them more into an orange to spice it up. If you’re a red lip ride-or-die when you go out, you’ve got to try an orange. Tangerine is bright, fun, and makes you look hot af. Plus, it was all over the Chanel spring/summer 2018 runway. If you’re nervous, you could always lean more to the red side. Orange tones brighten your complexion and really pop. My favorite shade is by NARS, but this Sephora Collection dupe is only $5 and on sale right now and is really similar.
In addition to being v in style right now, purple is my favorite color. You needed to know that. Purple is the edgy chick’s best friend this summer, with lips ranging from deep plums to berries to shocking purples to lilac pastels. It all depends on your level of edge. If you plan to rock a pastel purple, for the love of God, use a lip scrub first and moisturize like crazy. Pastels can make your lips look a bit chalky. Also, as with any super bright or crazy color, make sure you whiten your teeth and pay attention to tone. If done incorrectly, your purple can complement and pull out yellow in your teeth. If you’re nervous, go for more of a berry shade.
SMASHBOX Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Purple Taffy
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