This summer’s hottest trend for lips is glossy, tropical colors – the kind you’d see in the fruit salad at a backyard BBQ. Our favorite beauty brands have been knocking it out of the park this season with these shades, so there’s something for everyone and every budget. Here are our top picks!
You don’t need to spend a ton to look totally smokin’ this summer! Our favorite summer lips from budget brands are…
NYX MegaShine Lipgloss ($5.50, Ulta) – These glosses are slick and shiny without being sticky, and come in tons of colors. Our shade picks are Nude Peach, Dolly Pink, Pop, and Juicy Red.
e.l.f. Hypershine Gloss ($1.00, Target) – For a buck, you really can’t go wrong. Hypershine glosses are the perfect sheer wash of fun color. Our shade picks are Vixen, and Berry Cherry.
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter ($7.49, Drugstores) – If you love saturated color, incredible shine, and a weightless feeling on the lips, meet your new holy grail. Our shade picks are Tutti Frutti, Sweet Tart, and Lollipop.
Rimmel Stay Glossy Lipgloss ($4.73, Drugstores) – These ultra long-lasting (and very moisturizing) lip glosses won’t let you down for a night on the town. Our shade picks are Fuchsia Fever, and Treasure Hunt.
NYX Round Lipstick ($4.00, Ulta) – These lipsticks are a cult fav for a reason. They go on smooth and creamy, and as pigmented as they are affordable. The line has 144 shades to choose from, but our picks are Gem, Femme, Electra, and Louisiana.
High End Brands
For the luxe beauty girls, or if you’re looking for something special, treat yourself to one of these gorgeous shades…
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Lipstick ($32.00, Sephora) – The expensive price tag is well worth it, say fans of YSL’s glossy lipsticks. Our shade picks are Rose Culte, Orange Shiver, and Faubourg Peach.
Clarins Prodige Lip Gloss ($20.00, Nordstrom) – This new formula from Clarins offers tons of shine and color without any stickiness. Our shade picks are Grenadine and Raspberry.
MAC Lipstick ($14.50, Nordstrom) – With over 100 colors to choose from, it should be no surprise that MAC has some shades perfect for this tropical summery look. Our shade choices are Hot Tahiti, Impassioned, Lustering, and Lickable.
bareMinerals Pretty Amazing Lip Color ($16.00, Sephora) – Bright shine and color + a comfortable creamy formula make these glosses aptly named. Our shade picks are Courage, Ambition, and Strength.
Urban Decay Lip Love ($12.00, Sephora) – These beauties are infused with honey, making them truly pampering for your pout as well as giving a sheer pop of color and tons of shine. Our shade picks are Lolita and Failbait.