While the summer might mean low-maintenance makeup as we turn to sheer pigments and light layers, there’s a lot to be said for packing a pop of colour into the mix.
Nowhere is this more effective than with lips. What’s more, you’re not beholden to glosses, balms and washes just because you’re in your summer wardrobe. Wear your lipstick like a pair of statement earrings and embrace the deeper tones, richer colours and more intense shades this season…
If your summer look is low maintenance then you’ll love the easy with which you can give lips a sheer, kissable colour thanks to CuteBalms Macaroon Tint Balm in Crushed Berry, £5.99. What we love most about this tint though is the deliciously berry scent.
Reds aren’t just for winter and there’s actually a lot to be said for the contrast of a highly pigmented pinky red against sun kissed freckles. Bagsy Lip Velvet in Rush Hour, £12, gives a robust dash of colour in a formula that doesn’t budge.
It’s not often we come across a suits-all shade, but we’d wager that most people could pull of the warming tones of the Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick in Maroon, €4.50. Not only does it look good, thanks to a pigment-rich formula, but the creamy texture really bonds to lips with a wearable comfort that will make it your new summer essential.
The pink fans among you will find a summer bestie in Laura Geller Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipstick in Bleecker Street Peach, £16. It’s the kind of shade that could look intense if paired with contoured, insta-makeup look, but that takes on the personality of girlish when everything else is left simple. Tip: apply the colour first then spot-correct skin with concealer to even out tone.
The summer season lends itself so beautifully to a vivid, shimmery finish. Barry M Matte Me Up Metallic Lip Kit in Prestige, £6.99, is the dictionary definition of a ‘colour pop’ serving up an inky slick of colour and a depth of pigment that lasts.