I’ve got a confession to make.
Not all that long ago I was one of those girls who didn’t wear makeup. Not never, but rarely. Ok fine, for special occasions only.
I think part of the reason was that when I was dancing all the time, I was sweating so much I didn’t want to have to worry about makeup. It was hard enough mopping my face mid-rehearsal sans makeup – I certainly wasn’t about to voluntarily start worrying about streaking mascara and smearing lipstick. And when I transitioned into the real world I just didn’t really think about it.
But boy was I missing out. Because you guys, makeup is so. much. fun.
Seriously, I love swiping on some fun shades of lipstick, or trying a pretty new eyeshadow. (Looking for a summertime melt-proof makeup lineup? Check out this post). Summer is my favorite time to experiment with bright lipstick shades since I like to keep my other features low-key (to avoid the dreaded summertime-scream-mask look). Check out the seven lipstick shades I’m currently digging.
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
Nothing says summer like a swipe of bright orange lipstick. I instantly think of juicy peaches and blue gingham.
Makes me want to simultaneously wear this lipstick and chew on endless amounts of Bubble Tape.
- Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in PDA
- NARS Audacious Lipstick in Claudia
- butter LONDON Plush Rush Lipstick in Frisky
Love this fun shade, and you can play with lighter or deeper tones depending on whether you’re going for a day or night look!
- Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Let’s Dance
- Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Crank
- Temptu Color True Lipstick in Pink Hype
Another juicy tone, this one’s got me dreaming of orangesicles and summer nights on the beach.
- Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Melon
- Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in In Paradise
- Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Carina
THE NEW NUDE
Keep it barely-there and hydrated for that perfect dewy look.
- Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Walk of Shame
- Lime Crime Lipstick in Coquette
- Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Honey
This one is so fun! Let your lips do the talking and keep the rest of your makeup minimal.
- Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Willful
- Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in L.U.V.
- Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Violet
An easy, goes-with-everything hue to keep your pout happy all summer long (and well into the fall too).
- Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Razzberry
- Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern Matte Lipstick in Love Liberty
- Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Pink Spice