Summer-ready lip shades
Fun in the sun is just getting started and the easiest way to amp up the season comes in the form of a colorful lip. There are a few shades that always stand out as summer must-haves but plenty of new picks to familiarize yourself with, and we’ve rounded up them all. The good news? There’s something for every activity on your agenda. These are the seven lipstick shades that are turning up the heat on summer.
1. Cherry reds
Juicy like the fruit, cherry red shades were made for the summer season! To offset the lip color, keep the rest of your face natural, and always use a lip liner to keep this bright and bold shade from running beyond your lips.
2. Nudes of every variety
We’re still not over the 90s moment, so find a nude that works for you and play it up with a classic or two-tone nude look. Border a lighter nude lip shade with a darker nude liner.
3. Petal pinks
Want a softer look? Reach for light pink glosses and balms for super-hydrated lips that go with everything.
4. Peachy picks
Instagram is loving the peach trend, and it doesn’t stop with shadow and blush. Reach for peach when you want a more subtle take on trending orange shades.
5. Berry shades
Trade in rich plums for something a bit more translucent with berry stain shades. Diffused hues of pink, red, and purple are perfect for the more effortless, throw-and-go nature of the season.
6. Orange essentials
If you’re tired of the same old red lipstick, switch it up with a vibrant orange-y shade. It’s a more playful pick for summer. Plus, it works well with bright tropical colors. For a more intense effect, layer your lipstick with a gloss on top.
7. Coral colors
This year, it’s all about summer melon shades, and coral colors embody that. Match bright coral colors with neon nails, and you’re in for a next-level look.
Lipstick and lip gloss are some of the most mobile cosmetics in your arsenal, making them the perfect feature to play up and touch up this summer. Choose from the season’s trendiest shades and make the year’s hot months even hotter yet.
- “Calling It: These 7 Pretty Lip Colors Will Be All the Rage Really Soon,” Who What Wear, February 10, 2021