summer lip colors

The 8 Best Summer Lip Colors

Juicy lips, right this way.

By: Hannah Baxter
Styling: Daniella Deutsch
Photography: Alec Kugler
Producer: Monique Kamargo
Hair: William Scott Blair
Makeup: Amrita Mehta

As much as we hate to admit it, summer is winding down. That doesn’t mean our makeup game is lacking, though! On the contrary, we’ve been searching for the dreamiest lip colors all season, and as the long, warm days are beginning to fade, we can say that we found them—eight in all. There’s nothing easier than swiping on a bright coral lipstick, or a fiery fuchsia, or a rosy hue with a hint of bubblegum pink. It brightens up your face and highlights that bronze glow it’s taken you months to develop. Your lips look, in a word, juicy. Let’s close out summer with a bang with the best lip colors that debuted this season.



Dior Rouge Graphist in 474, $36

A barely-there mauve helps define the lips without overwhelming your face with color. Use just one swipe of this creamy Dior pencil for a long-lasting, foolproof look.


Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish in 920 Power Up, $9

Who doesn’t want to look like she just ate an entire bushel of strawberries? This high-shine lacquer will keep your lips looking luscious all day and into the night.



Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Voile Lipstick in Vantine Fuchsia, $38

When you find a lipstick that’s also super moisturizing, you need to hang on to it for dear life. Gucci nails it with this electric fuchsia that will have all your friends asking for details.


L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick Les Macarons in Framboise Frenzy, $10

Want to make sure your extra-bright lip color does *not* budge? Meet your new best friend. This delicious raspberry shade will brighten up your face no matter how you’re feeling that day.



Smith & Cult Hydragloss High Pigment Lip Gel in Coral Peach, $20

Nothing says summer like a yummy peach glossit warms up your face and complements that lingering tan. Remember, you’re never too old to wear a lip-smacking finish like this Smith & Cult.


YSL Vernis a Levres Water Stain Lipstick in 612, $37

For all you red lip devotees, this hydrating stain from YSL is about to become your makeup staple. It’s got warmer undertonesperfect for the seasonand doesn’t pill throughout the day.


Tatcha Silk Lipstick Beautyberry, $55

This limited-edition berry shade is universally flattering for any skin tone and keeps your look feeling feminine without leaning too girly. We can’t get enough.


Pat McGrath Labs BlitzTrance in Emmanuelle, $40

You didn’t think we’d leave you without a single glittery option, did you? Pat McGrath is a master of the statement lip, and this blush wine shade is just our latest obsession. Your lips feel hydrated and happy from the moment you swipe it on.


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