Nothing instantly brightens up an outfit quite like a bold and bright lipstick, and with season’s changing, there’s no better time to start experimenting with different colors!
After several seasons out of the spotlight, lipstick is certainly back for summer 2015. The temperature is rising as summer well and truly heats up, so keep reading to see our pick of the best bold and bright lip products guaranteed to stun this season. Whether it’s the ultimate red or a fuss-free glossy pink, we have it covered.
The Nars range of jumbo lip crayons are the ultimate matte no-fuss lip saviors, coming in a range of rich, vivid shades. These lip colors are highly pigmented, long lasting yet non-drying and this gorgeous and totally on trend orange-toned red is perfect for those long summer nights.
Kim Kardashian worked the trend to perfection at this year’s Oscars party. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star paired the lip with a black flick of eyeliner, false lashes and bronzed skin, making her look effortlessly gorgeous.
Coral lipsticks are the crowd-pleasing shades that anyone and everyone can pull off. Sitting in the middle of the color spectrum, coral gives a muted take on a bold shade, combining the brightening effects of a red and flattering tones of a girly pink.
This lipstick from L’Oreal is creamy to apply with a buildable texture, making it a favorite you’ll want to wear all summer long.
British model Cara Delevingne showed us just how gorgeous coral can look when worn the right way.
The model paired bright orange-toned lips with a flawless complexion and a touch of bright blue eyeliner to create the perfect, bold daytime look for this summer.
For those of you wanting a show-stopping neon bright to wow during those hot summer days, look no further than this Chanel beauty.
This electric pink is a vibrant, cool-toned fuchsia magenta with blue undertones and a semi-matte finish so it works best on fair skins. Wear this lip with a dewy base, a tiny pop of blush and a flick of eyeliner for this shocking pink to work perfectly.
Blonde beauty Blake Lively proved that no color is too bold as she rocked this electric pink matte lip. Blake wore the hot pink lipstick with a bronzed complexion and a white outfit, making the lip pop instantly!
Summer seems like an unlikely season to try dark, wine-colored reds, but as long as you steer away from moody matte shades and keep the lips glossy, this look is totally on trend.
Keep the skin sun-kissed with an added touch of bronzer to make the makeup less harsh. This Clinique lipstick keeps the lips glossy and moisturized while providing a highly pigmented dose of color.
For inspiration, look no further than British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at this year’s Met Ball to see exactly how it’s done. Rosie kept the lips super glossy, which turned the dark, vampy winter shade into a wearable everyday lip in the summer months.
For a sheer and glossy natural pink shade, this Lancôme Shine Lover lipstick is perfect. Rosebush oil is added within the lipstick to soften and soothe, making it an ideal all-rounder as it delivers glowing, radiant high-intensity color while nourishing the lips at the same time. What more could we want!
Latino actress Eva Longoria stunned at the Cannes Film Festival this year as she paired a nude glossy lip with a dark, smoky eye for a gorgeous night look.
This roundup wouldn’t be complete without a classic, true ruby red and this one, by MAC, is perfect for summer. Arguably one of the most well-known red lipsticks, MAC’s Ruby Woo is the ultimate vivid red that looks amazing on all skin tones, and the incredible matte finish means you won’t have to worry about touch ups throughout the day, leaving you to kick back and enjoy the sunshine.
One star who is no stranger to wearing a trademark red lip is fair-skinned beauty Taylor Swift.
In a recent interview, Swift said, “I recently discovered Ruby Woo by MAC, which I think everyone knows – it’s a staple. I was the last person to discover it.”
Love these lipsticks? Let us know which shade’s going to be your summer staple this season.
Living in the heart of London, Alexandra is currently studying journalism at City University. Self-confessed lipstick addict, puppy lover, horse rider and designer handbag enthusiast, she enjoys writing for a range of fashion and beauty magazines.
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