With all of the fun events to do during the summer, many girls think they need to plaster themselves with makeup incase they meet that “summer fling.” I’ve got news for you girls; DON’T DO IT! With the hot sun trickling beads of sweat down your flawless faces, your makeup will soon be trickling down with it. The best way to keep your skin glowing and worry-free is to use a moisturizer (I prefer Bobbi Brown Hydrating Gel Cream, $55) and MAYBE a light foundation if you won’t be outdoors. The best part about summer is all the fun lip colors! Applying a lipstick or gloss to a fresh face gives the illusion that you spent time on your look, but also gives you a worry-free mindset when the heat approaches your beautiful face. I have picked some of my favorite summertime lip products that will give you easy looks from day to night.
- Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté in Fetish Pink – All of the colors from this line are magnificent because they are well pigmented and go on the lips smoothly. This bright pink color will last you throughout the day without re-applying. For a steep $34, the lovely “gold” case makes you feel like you’ve spent your money wisely.
- Stila Silk Shimmer Luxe Gloss in Kitten – Perfect for those of you afraid to have a bold lip, this neutral, yet pleasing, lipgloss is a shimmering pale pink that can be used alone or on top of your favorite lipstick. This product also has a long-wear, perfect for a day at the pool or the farmer’s market. A little more affordable at $22.
- MAC Amplified Lipstick in Neon Orange – I picked this baby up while at a music festival because it gives me a bright pop of color in seconds! With orange hues very popular for Summer 2013, this shade is a must-have for makeup lovers. We all know MAC is affordable ($15 a tube) so check out some of their other shades if you think this one is too bold for you.
- Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Euphoria – There’s nothing wrong with drugstore lipsticks, ladies! The Covergirl Lip Perfection line has numerous shades that go on very nicely and are well-pigmented. I picked this specific shade for a great nighttime look. Beware: it’s dark! But with bronzer and mascara, this is a quick 10-minute look that will keep your date from wondering what is taking you so long! At about $5, this plum lipstick is a steal!
Every summer it is important to take great care of your lips because they don’t sweat! Before putting anything on my lips I use Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub ($10 a jar) and I apply a layer of lip balm (I prefer eos Lip Balm Sphere in Summer Fruit, $3.50) before I place any color on my lips. Not only does this keep my lips smooth and healthy, but it also allows my lip color to go on effortlessly. I often use the lip scrub again at night to remove residue before sleeping.
Need help picking out your perfect summer shade within your price range? Reply to this post or email me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy hunting!