Makeup in the summer can be tricky. It’s hot and humid, and so the second you leave the house you begin to sweat. If you do decide to wear makeup, you’ll slowly sweat it off as the day progresses — this can (somewhat) be prevented, just follow our tips. But sometimes, even the best mascaras, eyeshadows and eyeliners smudge due to excess perspiration.
To still look lovely in the heat, we have a trick: play up your lips instead of your eyes. After all, your lips don’t have sweat glands!
Below are 6 fabulous lip colors that are perfect for high heat and humidity:
1. Barbie Pink
If you want barbie pink lips, now’s the time to do it. It’s flirty, fun and very beach friendly! Cathryn is wearing a Barbie Pink lip stain from eyes.lips.face called Birthday Suit. We really like this specific one because it isn’t creamy. Creamy lip color is a huge no-no in the summer since it’ll melt right off.
$3.00 via eyes.lips.face
If you’ve always been a fan of Kim Kardashian’s signature nude lips then you’re in luck. The Kardashian sisters launched their very own makeup line called Khroma not too long ago. (note: it will be called Kardashian Beauty later this year)
Their Au Naturel In The Nude lip set is the perfect nude lip color for a variety of skin tones and it’ll make your summer glow stand out even more!
$15.00 for the set via Drugstore.com
Not a fan of pink or nude? Then perhaps a pale rose gloss will do since it’s simple and adds just enough color. Cathryn is wearing an iridescent gloss by Youngblood Cosmetics called Siren.
$23.00 via YB Skin
4. Fashion Fuschia
Want a vibrant pop without the commitment? This balm stain by Revlon in Sweetheart Valentine will be your new best friend then. It’s a gel formula meaning it moisturizes and stains. Most lip stains out there don’t offer any form of moisturization, so if you suffer from chronic chapped lips, this lip stain is for you. The best part is it lasts for hours!
$7.49 via Target
Mauve is the perfect everyday lip color since it pairs well with most outfits and it’s never overpowering.
I’m wearing the Maybelline Color Whispers lip color in Made It Mauve. It goes on like a chapstick so it’s extremely moisturizing without being too creamy and it’ll make your lips softer if you use it daily. It personally reminds me of the Clinque Chubby Sticks for half the price.
$7.49 via Drugstore.com
Most people consider plum to be a fall color but I personally think a bold plum lip stain on a hot summer night is not only daring, but fun too! Besides, purple lipgloss is starting to become popular. Below I’m wearing Maybelline’s 10 Hour Stain Gloss in Pleasing Plum.
First, make sure your lips are moisturized. I recommend exfoliating them the night before and going to sleep with either Vaseline or cocoa butter on them. Once your lips are properly moisturized, continue layering on the stain until it’s at your desired intensity. Wait about 30 seconds between each layer. I have four layers on below.
$7.19 via Drugstore.com
What are your favorite summer lip colors?