Summer is one of my favorite seasons for color, coming in second behind Fall. I love corals, pinks, even berry colors, and Summer is the perfect time to rock those colors! So, without further ado, here are my favorite summer lip colors! Whether it’s a gloss, a bullet lipstick, or a liquid lipstick, all of these are perfect for summertime.
Berries are typically associated with Fall, but I love wearing a good berry lip color in the summer! It brings a beautiful touch to a simple makeup look, and brings a more glam look together. I love the formula of the Nars Audacious lipsticks. They’re creamy and smooth and glide on like a dream. They’re also super opaque and don’t need more than a swipe or two to get the full color payoff. If you’re looking for a perfect berry lip, regardless of the season, this is definitely worth the splurge.
Milani makes some of my absolute favorite drugstore lipsticks. They’re comparable even to the Nars lipsticks, which is definitely saying something. This color is the perfect bright coral and instantly brightens up your face. The formula is smooth and almost hydrating, which is great if you have dry lips like me. The brightness of the coral makes this a perfect summer lip color. Next time you’re at CVS, pick up one of these bad boys if you’re a coral addict!
I love using this as an all over lip color. It’s the perfect true red and stays all day on my lips. Plus, the Nyx lip liners are very creamy and easy to apply. If you want to wear this as a base for another lipstick, it will give that lipstick an extra oomph, especially if it’s another red. Highly recommend for those looking for a new, affordable lip liner or just a perfect summer red.
I am obsessed with Anastasia’s lip glosses. They’re opaque, so you can wear them on their own if you like the color in the tube, but you can also sheer them out to a lighter version of that color. This lip gloss is a bright coral. Like, brightest of the brightest corals. If you like that, you can most definitely just apply it with the wand and the color will stay super bright. However, if you’re like me and prefer a more sheer coral, you can use your finger to blend it out across your lips and it will create the perfect natural corally-pink.
I am so in love with this color. It’s a dusty rose with a touch of pink, and it is stunning for Spring and Summer. The formula of these pencils is incredibly smooth and easy to apply. It starts out sheer but you can easily build it up to be more opaque. The fact that it’s a chubby pencil makes the application super simple – like coloring in your lips with a crayon. This color stays for a decent number of hours and compliments almost any eye look. It’s probably one of my favorites on this list!
This color is unfortunately limited edition and no longer being sold, but two other very similar colors are Outlaw (a bit more red) or Malice (more orange). It’s basically a brick red. I love true reds, but brick reds are a staple lip color for summer. I love this liquid lipstick formula because it’s not too drying, and (as the name suggests) they really do last all day. Despite Project Chimps no longer being sold, definitely check out Outlaw and Malice – they’re just as beautiful and just as summery.
What are your favorite summer lip colors? Hope everyone’s enjoying the heat!