9 Lipstick Shades That Will Get You Excited for Summer
Go ahead and call us overeager, but we’re already counting down the minutes until summer begins. Spring is feeling lovely, but our plans for beach vacations, poolside tanning, barbecues, and eating seasonal fruit are all-consuming. And perhaps even more than these quintessential summer experiences, we just can’t wait to start dressing for the heat. Check out these nine lipstick shades that are getting us ridiculously excited for summer style. Any of these gorgeous colors will complement the blue-and-white stripes, jean shorts, and linen pants soon to be on display.
1. Tom Ford Flash of Pink
Tom Ford’s Flash of Pink is a highly-pigmented satin lipstick with the power to elevate your entire summer look. Though designer beauty products are more expensive than those you can pick up at the nearest drugstore, you’ll find the quality and wear of high-end products are worth the extra dollars. Tom Ford’s lipsticks are formulated with rare and exotic ingredients like Brazilian murumuru butter and soja seed extract, which help make the product ultra creamy.
2. Yves Saint Laurent 208 Fuchsia Fétiche
As is the case with all Yves Saint Laurent creations, the 208 Fuchsia Fétiche is decidedly edgy. This matte, raspberry red shade exudes feminine strength. With just one stroke, this lipstick from the Rouge Pur Couture collection will give your lips bright flare, antioxidant nutrients, and intense hydration. Plus, the rectangular design is so chic that it doubles as an accessory.
3. Urban Decay Obsessed
You can count on the Urban Decay Obsessed lipstick to add a playful, girly touch to any summer outfit. If you plan on wearing a black romper or gray dress, swipe this baby pink shade along your lips to soften your look. Urban Decay’s innovative formula allows this lipstick to go on as smooth as butter without ever dragging, flaking, or caking.
4. Nars Juliette
The Nars Juliette lipstick blends two of our favorite summer colors (pink and coral) into one stunning shade. This weightless, bold, and timeless product glides on like satin and promises lasting coverage. François Nars, the creative director of the company, advises, “Embrace the audacious in everything, especially your lipstick color. It’s liberating, exhilarating, empowering.”
5. Too Faced Miso Pretty
Matte liquid lipstick is ideal for anyone who hates continual touch-ups, worries about staining their teeth, or wants to be able to kiss a loved one without smearing lipstick on their face. If this sounds like you, take a look at the Too Faced Miso Pretty matte liquid lipstick. This ballet-slipper pink lip color dries like cement, so you never have to stress over it smudging or fading. Even better, it’s enriched with avocado oil and vitamin E so your lips won’t dry out.
6. Bite Beauty Persimmon
If extra matte liquid lipsticks aren’t your cup of tea, Bite Beauty has created a much creamier alternative. With its strawberry-red undertones, Bite Beauty’s shade Persimmon is ideal for summertime. As if the color wasn’t nice enough, this lipstick also has a citrusy flavor made from fresh, pressed fruit. It doesn’t get much better than that!
7. Smashbox Shockaholic
Smashbox’s liquid matte lipsticks will give your lips bold, lightweight color that lasts a full eight hours. We love the color Shockaholic for summer because bright pink instantly makes your face more vibrant and inviting. However, if you’re not a fan of this particular shade, Smashbox offers 19 other awesome colors. What’s even more appealing is this product’s pointed applicator makes it easy to define your lips without using a liner.
8. Bodyography Cha-Cha
Bodyography’s professional-grade lipsticks are aloe-vera based to help hydrate, protect, and delay signs of aging on your lips. We love the Cha-Cha shade, which is a striking, summery orange. Just imagine how gorgeous this color will look once your face starts to tan. Our advice: Definitely bring this lipstick on every summer vacation.
9. Marc Jacobs Beauty Slow Burn 246
Marc Jacobs Beauty is working to redefine luxury beauty with their Le Marc Lip Crème Lipsticks. Slow Burn 246 is a creamy, nude rose that’s perfect for the summer days you want to wear a no-makeup makeup look. The Marc Jacobs lipstick shades are blended to deliver full coverage with the perfect amount of luminosity. This one adds a little something extra to your mouth, without drawing too much attention.