7 Scrumptious Summer Lipsticks and Glosses
It’s time to break out the bright and luscious lips!
-April Daniels Hussar
Summer! Flowers! Short skirts, pedis, and … gorgeous lips! That’s how it goes, right? In celebration of warmer weather, lots of (fake) tanning, and poolside margaritas, here are seven gorgeous lippies for a sexy summer smile.
1. Jemma Kidd Hi-shine Hydrating Glosstick
I am a sucker for packaging, so it was love at first sight with this lipstick from model turned makeup maven Jemma Kidd. But this is more than just a pretty face – I love the way this aptly names “glosstick” goes on – full of color but super smooth and hydrating. Go for the “hibiscus” for a really flattering pop of color! ($25, spaceNK.com)
2. Sheer and Shine lipstick from Yves Rocher
Je suis une – how do you say –Yves Rocher SUPER FAN. Made with argon oil, these lipsticks are light and lovely. Pictured here is “cassis” but I also love their “tangerine” and “groseille”, which is a super pretty pink. ($9, YvesRocher.com)
3. The “Chubby Stick” Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm from Clinique
Despite – or perhaps because of? – its vaguely pornographic name, j’adore this new release from Clinique! The winner of a SELF Magazine Healthy Beauty Award, this glossy, fat stick is ultra-moisturizing but not overly shiny. Very kissable! I love the “richer raisin” for a sophisticated looi, but I’m dying to try the “whoppin’ watermelon!” ($15, Clinique.com)
4. Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss
I love how the description of this on Sephora.com just says, “an intense lipgloss.” Yes! It is intense! It’s perfect for a summer night, when you want something fun and bold that will stay on and isn’t super sticky. “Mistress” is a gorgeous coral shade. If you haven’t discovered Illamasqua yet, I suggest you hightail it to your nearest Sephora and have some fun. ($20, Sephora.com)
5. MAC’s Sheen Supreme Lipstick
The perfect love child of MAC’s high gloss lip glass and their smooth and creamy lipstick. Party for your lips! My favorite, go-to shade is “behave yourself.” ($14.50, maccosmetics.com)
6. Lab Shine Lip Gloss from Makeup Forever
These powerhouse glosses come in three collections: Diamond (sparkling and sheer), Star (medium, pearly shine), and Metal (intense, chrome finish). So it just depends on if you feel like being good, bad … or badder. ($18, sephora.com)
7. Ultra Shines from Benefit
With four new “nude” colors for spring and summer, these glosses are perfect for a little daytime glam. Try the “nudie-tudie” for a champagney pout. ($18, benefitcosmetics.com)
April Daniels Hussar is BettyConfidential’s Executive Editor. She loves lipsticks. Can you tell?