Summertime Beauty Tip: Bright Lips

As summer’s official start is just around the corner, there’s nothing that truly says summertime like bright colors. When I have a tan, I feel less need for makeup and love to embrace that California beachy look, hair and all. But when it comes to your summertime beauty routine there are two things that you should always have in your makeup bag this season: bronzer and bright lip color. After a day at the beach, a natural bronzer, is just the trick to make your skin look even more glowing and radiant. But to really bring out your tan, the bright lip trend is something I just can’t get enough of. In my opinion, it’s that finishing touch that makes an outfit.

I never used to be one to wear much color on my lips, and have just recently become a bit more daring with my makeup routine. I’ve been loving all the bright lip colors popping up everywhere, and think that they’re the perfect addition to your tanned skin.

I always favor a bold red for night, and love a bright pink or soft orange for day. The perfect lip color can really complete your whole look. I’m not a fan of sticky gloss or smudgy lipsticks, that’s why I love Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, because it’s extra smooth, almost like chap stick, but still holds a bold color. Jane Iredale also makes PureMoist lip color for her mineral makeup collection, available in softer more earthy tones.

Here are some of my favorite style icons rocking daring lipstick looks this season:

Emma Stone looks ravishing in this bright shade of pink, especially with her light complexion. Her simple makeup gives her pink lips the perfect pop. When going for a bright shade of lipstick, minimal makeup for the rest of the face is the best option.

I’ve always admired Kate Bosworth’s daring style. I love the elegance a bright shade of red brings to her entire look.

Blake Lively looks stunning as always in this bright shade of pink. I love how she pairs it with a white jacket for a polished, yet spunky look.

Helena of Brooklyn Blonde knows just how to combine color and class. I love her fun NYC style and am always inspired by how well she pulls off bold color. This shade of coral on her lips is the perfect addition to her summery ensemble.

Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere is one of my most admired fashion icons. I love her style and taste in makeup. She’s one to always push limits with her fashion and can pull off an orange lip remarkably well. 

Images via Glamour, Getty Images, Pinterest, Brooklyn Blonde and Cupcakes and Cashmere.