Happy National Lipstick Day, everyone! If you ask me, I think today should be a national holiday. And to celebrate, all lipsticks at every store should be half price. Like, can you imagine that: Sephora would be packed to the rim with makeup lovers killing each other trying to get the very last bargain priced YSL lipstick in who-cares-what-shade.
In a grand tradition of the holiday, I thought I would share my go-to lippies for the summer time. All of these products are amazing (and most of them are rather cheap), so take my word and head to the store right away.
Favorite Summer Lippies (in order from lightest to most vibrant):
1.) Be a Bombshell Lip Balm in “french kiss”
This tinted lip balm is so great. I received this color in my June IPSY bag, and it’s just so perfect for summer. The tint is a soft baby pink that looks like your lips, but better. I love swiping this on for a soft wash of color on days when I want to have something a little extra without the hassle of a full on lipstick.
2.) bareMinerals Pop of Passion in “NUDE PASSION”
Shout out to Momma Anderson for treating me to an Ulta haul when I went home for a few days earlier in July. When I picked up a new foundation, I ended up grabbing one of the Pop of Passion lippies so I could get a free gift with purchase. And boy is this lipstick luxurious. I love how the lipstick is infused with a vitamin E oils. Instead of leaving my lips dry and cracked like some lip colors, this one feels like a super moisturizing balm. And the price really isn’t terrible for a higher-end product.
3.) NYX butter gloss in “PRALINE”
I never thought any butter gloss color could rival “creme brulee,” but this one might just do so. I was timid to buy this shade because the packaging is a dark brown. But the gloss comes out in a darker neutral pink shade that is a perfect darker neutral shade for the warmer months without being completely opaque.
4.)Maybelline New York COLORblur cream matte pencil & smudger in “50 I like to Mauve it”
I hunted FOREVER for these COLORblur lip products. And I’m so glad I did. These lip products have amazing staying power, and they don’t come off when eating, drinking, or giving little kisses to my boyfriend. This color is such a sweet matte shade. I’m waiting for more colors to come out in the line so I can pounce.
5.) Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick in “111 Kiss of Life”
Oh, Kate Moss: how I love your lipsticks. If I could only buy one brand of lipsticks for the rest of my life, it might just be these Rimmel Kate Moss lippies. Although this red shade is much more vibrant than the other colors featured in this blog post, I love it as a nice statement lip for a night out or paired with a flowy sundress. This shade has a gorgeous blue undertone that works very well with my fair skin tone.