The 15 Best Lip Colors You Can Wear This Summer
Low commitment, big color payoff
We love a good smoky eye as much as the next girl, but when we’re facing the heat (and the sweat dripping off our foreheads), it’s a bit of a flight risk. Which is why we like to switch things up for summer and focus on our lips instead. Here, 15 shades to swipe until September.
A pinky nude
For the olive-toned ladies out there, this creamy neutral pops against tan skin.
A sheer blush
For our fairer-skinned friends, this blush-toned nude will perk things up in an instant.
A tawny brown
A softer version of the browns we wore in the ’90s, this taupe-ish hue adds just enough color without looking harsh.
A gold gloss
And if you really want a minimal look, opt for a gilded gloss and some bronzer and go about your day.
A soft pink
This little ditty doubles as a cheek tint, so add a touch to your lips and apples to get a fresh flush all over.
A poppy coral
Perhaps the color that’s most synonymous with summer, a bright coral looks just as good on your paler May tone as it does on your August glow.
A warm apricot
The same goes for even more orange.
A perfect peach
Keep the shade on the sheerer side to avoid any chalkiness. This one feels more like a balm and can be layered on liberally without washing you out.
A gleaming fuchsia
Pulled a late night? Nothing brightens up a tired face like a swipe of hot pink on the lips.
A vibrant purple
Just as flattering as the aforementioned pink, but slightly more unexpected. Best for women with darker skin tones.
A softer purple
For a less intense version of this hue, try a mauve-like pink with just a hint of lilac instead.
A rosy mauve
Or go full-on mauve toward the end of the season to slowly transition into your fall wardrobe.
A sheer red
You can never go wrong with red--especially when it’s as silky smooth (and as impossible to mess up) as this one.
Or a fully saturated red
Classic for a reason, a statement red lip adds a touch of glamour to an otherwise bare face.