Bold lipsticks are a superb summer staple. They can withstand the heat and look stunning with an otherwise naked face. Ready to dip your toe in, but unsure of which shade will suit you best? Just remember the rule of opposites: Darker complexions tend to look best with cooler shades, while lighter skin tones are better served with warmer hues. Try on our favorite picks—which are equally creamy and striking—to brighten up your look this summer!
Tarte LipSurgence Power Pigment in ‘True Love’ ($24): Chock-full of vitamins, this punchy watermelon-colored crayon is an easy-to-apply lip accessory. We also can’t get enough of its chic pink shade.
Kjaer Weis Lip Tint in ‘Romance’ ($49): Bright and poppy (not to mention organic), this reddish-coral lip color looks good on every skin tone! The sheer, velvety pigment is also buildable, ensuring extra depth if you so desire it!
Christopher Kane for Nars Lip Gloss in ‘Glow Pink’ ($26): One swipe of this luxurious gloss is more than enough to bring on the heat.
Flower Lip Service Lip Butter in ‘Wispy Wisteria’ ($7): Buttery and smooth, sheer in appearance, perfectly pigmented—this product offers a slight shine at a perfect price point.
Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil in Endless Guava ($18): Argan oil in a lipstick? Count us in! We love its creamy texture—and the fact that it can double as a gorgeous cheek color!
Written by Erin Sousa