When I think of summer, I think of super-easy beauty routines. Hair slicked back into a ponytail or air-dried waves, fresh, dewy skin . . . and bright lips. Wearing bold colors on your lips is the easiest (and fastest) way to look put together. A purple shade can brighten tired, sallow skin, an orange one looks amazing with a tan, and a classic red, well, red just always looks good. Keep it simple and leave the rest of your makeup minimal. Wear tinted moisturizer and a bit of cream blush during the day. and add a bit of mascara and highlighter for night. Cut your beauty routine in half and let your lips do the talking—er—you know what I mean.
Here are my 10 all-time favorite bold lip colors for summer:
The Best 10 Bold Lip Colors For Summer 2019
Red Lip Colors
1. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso
The TME Why: My favorite bright red color that won’t budge.
Fun Brand Fact: This is reportedly AOC’s lipstick of choice!
2. MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo
The TME Why: A classic, best-selling matte red from MAC.
Who Wears It Best: Everyone! This one is universally flattering.
Pink Lip Colors
3. NARS Lipstick in Schiap
The TME Why: An iconic semi-matte bright pink.
Perfect For: When you want to feel like a badass.
4. Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip in Unlocked
The TME Why: A gorgeous vivid pink color that won’t budge.
Fun Brand Fact: Rihanna wanted to create a “lipstick that wouldn’t budge—even as you eat, even as you make out.”
Orange Lip Colors
5. MAC Lipstick Cream in Morange
The TME Why: A warm orange with a cream finish that’s non-drying.
Perfect For: Someone who wants to try something new for summer.
6. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Bang
The TME Why: A bright orange-red in a waterproof liner formula.
How to Wear: Outline your lips and fill in with the liner, then top with lip balm for easy long-lasting color for the beach or pool.
Purple Lip Colors
7. Lipstick Queen Blue by You Metallic Lipstick
The TME Why: One of my favorites of the bunch!
Perfect For: Those who like a little bit of shimmer.
8. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Berry Haute
The TME Why: Shana swears this purple looks good on everyone!
Wear it With: Your salsa shoes for a night of dancing.
Coral Lip Colors
9. Sephora Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in Soft Coral
The TME Why: Budget-friendly bright lips that last throughout the day.
Pro Tip: Wipe off excess product from wand before applying for even and precise application.
10. Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss in Nectar
The TME Why: I’ve loved this gloss formula since trying it over 10 years ago—it’s moisturizing without being sticky.
Who I’d Buy it For: Someone who’s afraid of lipstick but wants to try a fun bold color (this one is sheer).
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PS – If you have a favorite bold color (especially a long-wearing one) let me know in the comments!