The most desirable lip colours this summer are juicy and popsicle-inspired. Wear one of these bright and lush lip colours:
Lady in red
Tomato red is super sexy and fresher for summer than berry or garnet reds. Paired with mussed-up hair (like Jessica Szohr has done here), it’s a super sexy summer look. Apply a thin layer of nourishing balm underneath your lipstick to ensure a smooth and gorgeous application. And be sure to choose a lipstick that’s true to its name – muddy, darker shades are too harsh in the summer season. Love this Lorac shade because of its rich pigment and SPF. Lorac Breakthrough Performance Lipstick SPF 15 in Leading Lady, $27, at Sephora.
A blush with coral
Coral hues are back for another summer and this time, it’s not just for the more bronzed beauties. Fair ladies will find that coral (verging on the orange side) will warm up their skin tone look fresh. Want an easy daytime look? The models at the Spring 2010 Max Mara show sported a brush of coral-hued blush where the sun would naturally hit them – a feminine complement to their coral pout. Love the Lise Watier Lip Kiss Crayon Gloss in Coral Desire, $18, at Shoppers Drug Mart. It glides on super smooth and the colour is flattering on everyone.
Ditch your heavy lipstick when wearing this colour – a lip stain or a gloss offers a lighter feel and fresher look. Fuchsia looks really hot for a night on the town, so pair it with a short little black dress and a high ponytail. This gloss from Dior is super cool texture – it’s a gel gloss that feels super smooth and goes on sheer. Dior Addict Crystal Gloss in Hot Pink, $31, at Sephora.
We’re seeing orange everywhere this season, spurred by the models at Prada. If you’re feeling brave, go for a matte bold version. If you want to just dip your toes in the trend, try a sheer version. We like Nars The Multiple Tint in Turks and Caicos, $46 at narscosmetics.com, since it just gives a hint of the sunny hue to lips. Use it on your cheeks too if you’re in a hurry.