By now I hope that you have started planning your exotic summer getaway, or at least a long weekend away from the office with friends on the closest beach you can get to, but if you’re the type of planner I am, all you’ve really done to prep for summer is fill up online shopping carts across the internet. I am way better at planning for the clothes I want to wear on vacation rather than the trip itself.
One of my absolute favorite things about summer, though, is the excuse to debut the bronzey, glittery, peachy, glossy, and warm makeup that I’d look ridiculous trying to pull off in any other season. Summer will always be my excuse to go buckwild on a night out’s makeup look. Unlike my normal routine, I craft summer makeup around the lip first — here are the lip trends I can’t wait to try out this season:
Leave it to Rihanna to spark an entire season’s worth of makeup trends with the launch of one product line. Expect to see lots of pearlescent metallics this summer, and grab Fenty’s bundle of unique glosses to make sure you nail the look.
If you want to join in on the metallic fun but don’t want to part with a lot of cash, Milani’s drug store dupe is just as good — if not better — since you can add the impossibly sparkly topper over whatever colors you already own.
Summer nights call for a statement lip — Gifted is a violet red that’ll give you a serious pop of ripe juicy color at a price point that won’t make you feel guilty about shelving it once fall rolls around.
Despite being one of the most popular summer shades, finding a coral that won’t have you looking like Bozo the Clown can be tough. Charlotte Tilbury mutes the shade down a bit by warming it up to a peachy perfection.
Your lips take a beating during the summer by being constantly being exposed to UVA/UVB rays — Ilia combines SPF with buildable, sheer color in what feels like the most luxurious lip balm, a beach bag staple if we’ve ever had one.
Pat McGrath Labs
The perfect nude for deep skin tones from the legendary lipstick geniuses of Pat McGrath Labs. This incredibly hydrating lip is deeply saturated with pigment, meaning one quick swipe will last a few rounds at Happy Hour.
NYX Professional Makeup
A bold red lip is a classic all year round, but no one wants to deal with a super matte formula during the balmy months of Summer. NYX gives us a glossy and boldly pigmented formula in a universally flattering blue-toned red.
The list wouldn’t be complete without one waterproof, smooch proof, sweat proof, and cocktail proof offering, and Maybelline’s line of longwear “un-nude” liquid lipsticks are exactly that. Amazonian is the perfect shade of pink for those who don’t think they like pink lipstick, understated and flattering on everyone.
The perfect summery pinkish bronze coupled with the perfect summer scent — a throwback to the Lip Smackers we were all obsessed with in Junior High, Coconut Macaroon looks, smells, and tastes just like paradise.