favorite summer lipsticks.

It’s about time for another makeup post! If you haven’t already realized, I love me some colorful lipstick. During the winter and fall, I almost always go for a nude or dark red but once that sun starts shining I’m all about that bright pink! I thought it would be fun to round up a few (haha, more like a dozen) of my favorite colorful lippies. I try to go to Ulta, Target, and Sephora for beauty items so I have a few lipsticks that are under $10, too!

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:: PINK ::

Pink is definitely my go-to shade. I normally have a neutral/brown eyeshadow shade on my eyes and pink tones tend to match up best. However, I have been going for the “no-makeup” makeup look lately, which means no shadow most days.

For a bright pop, the shade ‘Elusive’ from Revlon does not disappoint! It has a matte finish and is seriously bright. Maybelline is one of my top choices for drugstore lipsticks, and this tube is a gorgeous, bright pink!

I have a little obsession with the Kylie lippies. I’m not going to lie, they do tend to rub off when I’m eating and drinking but I always love the shades she carries. ‘Koko K‘ is my everyday, go-to pink lipstick. I love the matte finish and it’s a very girly pink. I’d suggest getting the kit, which includes the liner, for the ultimate lip. I also have the ‘Posie K‘, but that’s a little darker and I don’t wear quite as often. ‘Maliboo‘ is another pink shade, but a hint on the nude side.

If I’m feeling a little bit bold, I’ll grab ‘Vixen‘ or ‘Daydream‘ from the Lorac Alter Ego line. I like to wear darker pink lipsticks with either a pink eyeshadow look or white/silvery shadow. Both these lipsticks are creamy, long-lasting, and beautiful shades. I have a full review of these Lorac lippies right here.

I received the bareMinerals ‘Marvelous Moxie’ gloss for Christmas and I’m finally getting around to wearing it. This gloss is almost clear, but there is just a hint of pink which is perfect for a very simple makeup look. I also layer this onto a matte lipstick for a glossy finish!

You can’t go without a Mac lip tube during the summer. I actually only have 2 Mac lipsticks out of almost 100 (slight obsession..). Ulta recently started carrying Mac and I just about flipped out. I always had to order online so I bet I’ll be growing my collection with Ulta! For a muted pink/plum, ‘Craving‘ is your guy. Such a gorgeous shade, I love it. The color is in between a vibrant POP and a subtle pink. The perfect in-between little tube.

:: NUDE ::

I wear lots of nude lipsticks. A lot. They’re simple, match almost every eyeshadow and makeup look, and look pretty with a casual outfit!

I’ve had this lipstick (shade: Nude Embrace) from Maybelline for several years. I can’t believe there’s still something left in the tube, ha!  It’s got a pink tint to it and works with every makeup look. Plus, matte finish (obviously). Be careful with picking out a nude, I’d suggest going into Sephora or Ulta (or Target) and finding the right nude that matches your skin tone. You’d be surprised at how hard it is!

This nude (shade: Om) from bareMinerals has been amazing. I just got it and was surprised at how much I loved it. The finish is matte and it’s long-lasting. I love that it’s a tinge darker than my everyday nude, but not a dark brown. Although, I lost it a few weeks ago and can’t find it (Sarah, if you’re reading this, release the tube. I know you took it).

If I want a dark nude, I grab ‘Choker’ from Tarte. It’s pretty dark, so I only wear it when I’m feeling dramatic but I luv luv luv it! The formula for this lipstick is v dreamy, too.


Mary Jo K‘ is the ultimate red lipstick. The lipstick that Taylor Swift probably uses and is the best for a red lip. Super duper matte and BRIGHT red. This shade is gorgeous and I wear it at least once a week in the summer!

I know a lot of you probably wouldn’t wear this shade but I thought I’d add in a crazy color. The L’Oreal Infallible lip paints come in several colors and are great lippies. Not only did I get a purple shade (more so pink and perfect for fall) I got This orange lipstick legit looks like paint and I LOVE it. I rarely wear it because let’s get real, it’s kinda cray. However, it’s such a fun lipstick shade! The shade is ‘Bewitching Bordeaux‘.

Estee Lauder has a really pretty red lip that’s a tinge orange. The color is very bright and stays on long. My favorite shade is ‘Defiant Coral‘.

On a side note, who comes up with lipstick names? They’re so strange.

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  • robin rue

    I need a new lipstick shade. I usually go with earthy tones, but I am thinking of going pink. I need a new look 🙂

  • Angela Tolsma

    I have choker from tarte. I love it. It’s funny summer comes and all I can think is nudes! But in the winter I want plums and purples.

  • Melissa

    So well put! Love this post!

  • aish das-padihari

    I’m into brighter shades now and I love my red lipstick. But sometimes I crave for pinks and nudes as well.

  • Marcie in Mommyland

    I love bright pink lipstick, too! I always look for ones that won’t smear when I kiss my little ones. Or eat. But I LOVE a pop of color!

  • Terri Steffes

    My go to lipstick is a light nude with a little gloss. I love wearing hot pink in the summer!

  • Kasey

    MAC is the best for super bright and fun colors! I love mine in the summer! These are all so fun!

  • Elizabeth O.

    Bright colors are my thing during the Summer! I think it adds life to your outfit. These shades are lovely. I can’t believe Maybelline has been doing great with the quality of their lippies, I used to hate the lipsticks that I buy from them until i tried their mattes!

  • Amanda Love

    Don’t you just love lipsticks?! I think I’m addicted! I prefer mattes over the shimmer but I also like the bold bright colors especially during the summer! These are awesome choices.

  • Rhian Westbury

    I tend to opt for bright rather than dark colours in the summer and oranges and reds tend to be my go to as pink isn’t very me x

  • Laura Leigh

    Great post girly! I need to up my lipstick game for sure.

    xo Laura Leigh

  • daniella

    These are some beautiful summer lipsticks! I need to invest in a nice light pink color I think 🙂

  • Jeanine

    These are all so pretty. Wish I was more into make up and could wear lip stick. I think these would look so cute!

  • priti

    Love Love the lipstick shades, I wilkl have to print this out when next time go for summer lipstick shades shopping

  • Tereza

    Beautiful shades you’ve picked Lydia! I love Revlon – like literally any lip product from Revlon is amazing! But I’d love to try some Tarte lipsticks – I’ve never had anything from them! x

  • Jessica

    All great shades of lipsticks for summer!

  • Cindy Ingalls

    I love wearing bright lip colors in the spring and summer. Orange and bright pinks are probably my favorite. They just make me feel so happy every time I put one on.

  • Brittany

    I’ve been obsessed with pink lipsticks lately! They’re such a fun way to kick off the warm weather and they look great! I want to try some brighter colors!

  • Kori

    Those are such fun shades! I tended to go for the neutral/nude look but would occasionally pick out a more noticeable color.

  • Heather

    I love bright colors for the summer. Hot pink is always a favorite but I’m also really loving corals this year.

  • Yona Williams

    You look really good in that shade of pink. For me, that color can’t be too bright on me, or too light. I like a deeper, mauve-rose type of hue.

  • Vera

    I spy a couple of my favorites in the swatches on your hand. Pinks and nudes are definitely a must have for myself.