There’s only one rule when it comes to our lips this summer: the brighter the color, the better the lipstick. This season, our makeup bag consists of soft pinks, vibrant magentas, and bold coral colors. We’ve been hiding our precious pouts for the last year, and now it’s time to emerge making a major beauty statement.
When it comes to lipsticks and their finishes, the choices are endless. The neverending options can be intimidating, especially if you’re trying to keep up with the latest trends. So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do the hard but much-needed work for you.
Here, we rounded up the eight most statement-making lipsticks to flaunt this summer. We’ve covered everything from vivid fuchsias to fire engine reds. Keep reading below to see what your go-to lipstick will be this season.
Pat McGrath Labs: BlitzTrance™ Lipstick
This electrifying fuchsia is the perfect universal summer shade. The full-coverage, crème lipstick is infused with reflective pearls for a provocative pout. This shimmering hot pink lipstick is the perfect go-to for a tropical vacation to Miami, Costa Rica, or St. Barths.
Tom Ford: Gloss Luxe Lip Gloss
High-shine gloss is ideal for those looking for a lightweight summer look in the chicest possible way, of course. This sheer to medium coverage Tom Ford must-have is infused with avocado, olive, and jojoba oils, leaving lips seriously hydrated. The pearlescent pink and satin finish add a lasting touch to a dewy look.
Gucci Beauty: Rouge à Lèvres Satin Lipstick
A classic bold red will never go out of style – especially during the hottest months of the year. Gucci Beauty’s Rouge à Lèvres delivers a striking color in a soft, smooth, and satiny finish. But, what’s so mesmerizing about this summer staple, is the chic gold-toned packaging it’s encased in—luxury at its finest.
Summer without Saint Laurent doesn’t sound right. This sheer but matte lipstick delivers the ideal stained lip for a subtle pout. The slim packaging and innovative square design help create precise lines for an airbrushed and natural look.
NARS: Velvet Lip Pencil
While NARS may be known for its super sexy product names, it’s the cult-favorite collections that keep us coming back for more. The velvet matte lip pencils are the perfect addition to any makeup bag this summer; especially this universally flattering mauve lippy.
Dior: Stellar Lip Gloss
The sun will be shining bright this summer, but not as bright as our lips, especially with Dior’s Stella Lip Gloss. This radiant gloss brings comfort and hydration in a chic and fashionable design. The shimmery pink formula provides 24 hours of hydration and a stellar plumping effect for more voluptuous lips.
Mac Cosmetics: Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
It’s not the variety of shades that are making MAC’s latest launch a summer must-have; it’s the rich, lightweight formula that has this product flying off of shelves. MAC’s new highly pigmented Love Me Liquid Lipcolor collection includes the boldest colors ranging from barely noticeable nudes to regal-looking plums.
Charlotte Tilbury: Matte Revolution Super You
Making lips appear fuller without actually getting work done is the achieved goal with this lipstick. Charlotte Tilbury’s matte revolution features 3D glow pigments enhancing the look of lips while providing a subtle cashmere finish. The unique square tip also provides precise application perfect for keeping it cute in any summer scenario.