We shot it in 3 summery shades to prove it. In collaboration with Bite Beauty.
You already know a splash of bright, pop-y color is the key to low-key summer beauty. But if you’re anything like us, you’ve come across your fair share of lip colors that make pulling that off next to impossible: they splinter on the lips, smear, or completely undermine the whole “low-key” bit by taking approximately 3 hours and a small mental breakdown to apply. Sound familiar?
This is where Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick comes in. Forget pretty much everything you’ve come to expect from liquid lip formulas—namely anything that involves a formula that feels uncomfortably dry, impossible to apply, or disappears the moment you start on your first coffee of the morning. To demonstrate, we chose three of our favorite shades from the intensely nourishing, hydrating line, to see how they fared against a few of our favorite summer refreshers.
Our ideal summer Saturday A.M. involves kicking things off with an especially sweaty yoga class before returning home to make a pitcher of fancy, citrus-infused ice water—just for yourself, and just because. Getting there is tough, sure, but there’s really no better way to fight off a rosé-induced headache lingering from the night before. If that doesn’t do the trick (and even when it does), the next tip in our playbook is swiping on a hotly-hued, stay-all-day lip color. It instantly pulls your entire look together (pending perfect application, of course), and your friends will be none the wiser about anything you got up to last night (or at least they’ll react with total disbelief after you fill them in).
Dress, Ganni; Rings, WWAKE; Earrings, Bario Neal
The Liquified Lip Shade: Flambé, an impossibly bright orange-tinged red.
Liquified Lip Tip: Bite’s Liquified Lip range is formulated with ultra-nourishing monoi butter and coconut oil to keep lips feeling hydrated—no pre-application lip balm necessary. Our makeup artist did, however, prep lips with Lip Pencil 074 to deepen and intensify the shade.
About that whole “ambitiously inaugurating the weekend with a yoga class” thing? On those mornings when we hit snooze one too many times, our backup plan usually consists of hitting up the entirety of our contacts list for friends with available rooftops. We then proceed to round up the troops (aka deliciously cold things to drink, a stack of glossy magazines, and the last bikini we bought after Insta-stalking one too many summer vacations in Santorini), trusting that the combination of the three will get us back into fighting shape in no time. (It usually works.) And nothing screams “summer” *quite* like a slushie, a Marysia millennial pink scalloped bikini, and a slick of hot pink lipstick.
Bikini, Marysia; Ring, Efva Attling
Shoes, Tabitha Simmons; Sunglasses, Illesteva; Bracelet, Efva Attling
The Liquified Lip Shade: Candied, a shocking magenta pink.
Liquified Lip Tip: When we’re having a DGAF day, we basically consider lipstick an accessory. If you’re looking to slightly turn down the intensity, but still embrace the Liquified Lip’s all-day staying power, try applying color straight from the tube to your ring finger, then dabbing it on from the outside-in for that almost-ombré, just-finished-a-popsicle (or, well, slushie) effect.
The combination of everyone’s favorite summer fruits and a look-at-me lip color can be summed up, like most things, with a Clueless quote: “Anything you can do to draw attention to your mouth is good.” But seriously: This no-touch-ups-necessary berry lip is the freshest approach to warm-weather beauty (and along with a quick swipe of mascara, and a little tinted moisturizer, can get you out the door within 30 seconds).
Dress, Ganni; Earrings, Swati Dhanak
Shoes, Chloé; Bag, Cult Gaia
The Liquified Lip Shade: Supreme, a berry shade with richly pigmented plum-y undertones (also: best shade name ever, or best shade name ever?).
Liquified Lip Tip: Since you’re keeping the rest of your look low-maintenance, take a few minutes before applying the Liquified Lip to polish lips and buff away dead skin with Bite’s perfectly grainy Agave lip scrub.