Updated: Jul 18, 2019
"Find a lipstick that looks good on your face when you are wearing absolutely no makeup. This is the magic color that will make your skin, hair, and eyes look their best ...when you have found it, you will know." -Bobbi Brown
Shade One: What is a summer look without red? We're trying to look spicy out here in these streets so, the perfect shade of scarlet will give your summer look a pop.
Red is bold, daring, eye catching, and can be paired with almost any outfit. Audrey Hepburn said it best "There is a shade of red for every woman" For tips on finding your perfect shade of red, check out our post Bold Tips To Finding Your Perfect Red Lipstick Shade. There are so many brands from drugstore to high end that offer great red lippies. One of my most absolute favorite red lipsticks comes from NARS in the shade Jungle Red. You can pick some up at Nordstrom for about $28.00.
Shade Two: Nudes...nudes...nudes!!! Hey, we're talking lipstick here. If you're looking for a neutral shade that will match anything in your closet, you must add a nude lipstick to your makeup kit. There are several types of nude shades to choose from. Just like with matching the perfect shade of red lipstick....the same also applies when shopping for a nude lippie. Sis, we will get into that another time. The brand of nude lipstick that we are currently rocking is from Rihanna's Fenty Beauty Brand. Check out the Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Unbutton (Not pictured here) This peachy nude shade will blow you away by how pigmented it is. You can purchase this shade for $24.00 at Sephora.
Shade Three: Purple is where it's at and for summer...we will let you know the perfect shade. When you want to really bring some excitement to your summer look... a nice violet shade will add a nice pop to help brighten up your look. You can easily take a purple lip from day to night with shades ranging from a light lilac all the way to a deep plum. So, go ahead and be daring with this summer look. Urban Decay is known for their bright and bold lip shades which is why our favorite shade of purple comes from non other than Urban Decay. Check out Pandemonium from Urban Decay's Vice Lipstick Collection. This lipstick is a bright matte purple that is definitely not for the prude. You can buy this shade at Sephora for $19.00.
Shade Four: Orange you glad we included orange? Lol, ok...we couldn't resist that one. Orange gives off such a tropical vibe in the summer.
Whether it's included in clothing, accessories, or even as a nail color it just adds the right element of what we like to call "summer spice". If you're really looking to stand out this summer, we have to introduce to you one of our favs. Too Faced Liquid Matte Lipstick in Mrs. Roper. This lipstick is very pigmented and applies smooth with the use of an applicator. You can pick up this stunning shade at your local Sephora
Shade Five: Our list cannot be complete without adding in Pink lipstick as a top summer shade. There is a vast range of pink lip shades and we are here for them all. Pink can be fun and flirty and also bold and "chique". We love adding a pink lippy as a pop of color with a fun print that we're wearing or with a solid color outfit.
Pink is also another color that can be taken from day to night. Baby pink gives us a "girl next door" vibe while hot pink screams vibrant and fun. Check out NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Schiap. This gorgeous pink shade will have you asking "is pink the new red"? Shop this shade for $28.00 at Ulta
This summer the ocean doesn't have to be the only shade of blue that you see. Although a blue lippy may not be ideal for some...it can look fashionable and definitely add some fun to any summer look. The blue wave is strong with several brands offering this shade.
If you are looking for a gorgeous blue shade that is somewhat reminiscent of the 90's MAC Cosmetics has a really gorgeous shade called Designer Blue. This lipstick is a frosted high metallic deep ocean blue. This shade will definitely make you do a double take which is awesome for those IG pics. Moral of the story....ladies dont be shy this summer. Step out of your comfort zone with some of these boldly chique' shades.
Disclaimer: All of the above mentioned lipsticks/brands are not pictured in this blog post. For more information on each item mentioned, please check out each of the provided links.