Whether it be a bold red shade or a sheer wash of coral, lipsticks are essential to completing any makeup look. Here, we’re highlighting some of our favorite lip products for the summer season, featuring different colors, finishes and price points.
If you’re on a budget, Sunnies Face offers wallet-friendly yet high-impact shades perfect for everyday wear. For those who prefer matte finishes, Selena Gomez‘s Rare Beauty and Halsey‘s about-face have launched both soft and bright lip colors for different occasions. For a lipstick that won’t smudge easily under your face mask, try BITE Beauty‘s long-lasting formula. Rounding out our selection is Gucci Beauty‘s Rouge de Beauté Brilliant Glow & Care Shine Lipstick that doubles as a tinted lip balm.
Continue reading for 10 of the best lipsticks to wear this summer.
On top of its affordable pricing, Sunnies Face is loved for its easy-to-wear and highly pigmented formulas. The Fluffmatte in particular glides seamlessly on the lips, delivering a beautiful matte color with a hydrating finish. You’ll want to keep the bullet lipstick when you’re on the go and reapply it throughout the day.
As suggested by its name, the Lip Souffle Matte Cream by Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty boasts a weightless, air-whipped consistency. With a velvety matte finish, the product adds just the right amount of color to the lips while keeping skin hydrated.
This vegan, cruelty-free lipstick developed by Halsey’s color cosmetics brand about-face is popular for its intense pigment and coverage. Available in a variety of shades ranging from deep red “Take Aim” to cherry red “Fireside,” this lipstick will complete any bold look with just a few swipes.
NARS‘s Powermatte is a staple for many beauty enthusiasts. The lip pigment comes with a doe-foot applicator that makes both smudged and opaque lips possible with a few strokes. While it appears watery at first glance, the long-wearing, hydrating formula quickly sets upon application, giving the lips a smooth, matte finish while also keeping them plump.
With cocoa butter as its base, this soft matte lipstick nourishes the lips and delivers long-lasting color at the same time, making it ideal for wearing underneath face masks.
Packed with jojoba oil, rosehip seed oil and mango seed butter, Kosas‘ lipstick melts right into the skin upon application, moisturizing and nourishing the lips with omegas and antioxidants. Coming in a number of shades including the deep “Darkroom,” peachy “Stardust” and cool-toned red “Electra,” this satin-finish lip color stays intact throughout the day.
Packaged in a rose gold container, the Matte Revolution boasts a cashmere-smooth finish and features 3D glow pigments that help you achieve fuller-looking lips. The bullet lipstick is also known for its unique shape that makes precise application possible.
The MatteTrance Lipstick, a signature Pat McGrath Labs product that gained attention for a Supreme collaboration last year, is known for its extraordinary pigmentation. The lipstick delivers a modern matte finish with a lightweight texture, providing enough coverage with just one stroke. Some summer-ready shdes of the product include the soft peach “Peep Show,” fiery orange-red “Elson 2” and nude pink “Divine Rose.”
A label backed by BLACKPINK‘s Jennie, K-beauty brand HERA is famous for its base makeup and lip products. The Sensual Powder Matte is a liquid-type product that gives a thin yet pigmented coat of color to the lips. You’ll notice that the product boasts a powdery finish that lasts all day long.
One of Gucci’s many popular lip products, the Rouge de Beauté Brillant Glow & Care Shine Lipstick comes in an array of shades featuring a glossy shine. This formula is ideal for those who are looking for a lip color that doubles as a lip balm.