“This summer, it’s all about wearing saturated pops of color on your lips,” Dior makeup artist Daniel Martin says. “Whether a matte or glossy finish, shades of reds, peachy-corals, and even tones of berry are sure to complement sun-kissed skin.” Not sure where to start color-wise? Here are eight popping shades to get you summer-ready.
1. Orangey Red
This orangey red color is the perfect summer shade because it has both warm and cool undertones, making it a hue that suits an array of complexions.
Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in “Party Red,” $35, Sephora.com
2. Bright Berry
The hydrating murumuru butter in this lipstick moisturizes dry lips in the dead of summer, while leaving behind the most beautiful shade of berry on your pout.
Ciaté London Pretty Stix Murumuru Butter Lipstick in “Romcom,” 20, sephora.com
3. Peachy Coral
Nothing complements sun-kissed skin more than a pretty peach shade. This one leaves behind just the right amount of color and a soft sheen.
Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer in “Sweet Spot,” $53, Sephora.com
4. Pale Pink
This shimmery shade imparts a soft pink tone on your lips that brightens your pout’s natural hue.
Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Color in “Olga,” $37, Nordstrom.com
5. Burnt Orange
Marc Jacob’s makeup artist Hung Vanngo also agrees that it’s going to be all about brighter, glossier hues and formulas this summer. However, if you’re not into vibrant orange shades, this opaque lip gloss is a subtler option that looks just as cool.
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lip Gloss in “Call Me!” $28, Sephora.com
6. Creamy Coral
This coral gloss is not only super shiny; it packs as much pigment as a regular lipstick, making it the perfect color to stash in your beach bag.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in “Maui,” $16, Sephora.com
7. Soft Tangerine
If you want a more muted orange hue (aka you aren’t a bold-lip-color kind of girl), reach for this soft-orange shade that looks stunning on diverse skin tones. Want to see what it looks like IRL? Click here to see it on fair, medium, and dark skin tones.
EM Cosmetics Long-Wearing Lip Creme in “Faded Clementine,” $16, EMcosmetics.com
8. Bold Coral
If you’re going to be on the beach all day and need a lipstick that lasts, opt for this bold, matte coral shade like this one.
COVERGIRL Katty Kat Matte Lipstick in “Coral Cat” $5, Target.com