My Favorite Summer Lip Colours | Makeup Wars

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The Dog Days of Summer are here. The sun is out, the fans are fluttering, the sunnies are on and I'm stash diving for the perfect warm weather lippies. I go for fair skin friendly shades that also look good, should I decide to break out the sunless tanner and bronzer.

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Don't worry. I'm not going to bombard you with a long post and thirty products, today. It's just too hot and I'm too busy. Here are four perfect summer lip colours that I like to reach for.

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Let us begin with a perfect, my lips but better, neutral. Choose a neutral that works best for your skin tone. I like pink-neutrals like the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Oil - in - Stick Lipstick. This is a beautifully pigmented but feather light, hydrating formula that, while not super long wearing keeps my lips moisturized and comfortable and it's so easy to apply that I can smack it on, anywhere even without a mirror. My favorite shade is 08 - Pink in Confidence.

When it comes to pink-pink, in the summertime I like it bright. Every line has it's gorgeous bright pinks, Georgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick has a silky, gel like feel and a softly glossy finish that bathes my lips in moisture, all day. The shade I love is 501 - Peony.

Coral. Ahhh... Coral. How I love thee. I like redish corals, orange corals and of course, pink-y corals. What must they have in common? Supreme comfort. My lips demand it! I'm cursed. Cursed, I tell ya. I assume that a lipstick is still available so I take pictures of it and... Yeah. Not so much. The coral I have in this picture is Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lipstick in Juicy Melons. Since it isn't available, another coral that I really love is Mirabella Colour Vinyl Lipstick in Balmy Nectar. Here's a picture:

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Oh, stop laughing. I was going through a phase.

While we're on the subject of Mirabella lippies, every summer lipstick lineup needs a chic, classic red. I am exceedingly fussy about the red lippies I wear and even more so, if the formula is matte. Let me tell ya, Mirabella Modern Matte Lipstick in Crimson is a winner. Gorgeous, easy to apply, amazingly comfortable to wear, this perfectly balanced red is perfect on fair skin or paired with a tan.

So, there we have it. My favorite summer lip colours. What are the colours you like to reach for most often this time of year?

This is a post in collaboration with my fellow Makeup Wars beauty bloggers. Don't forget to take a look at all of their great posts and see what they are wearing on their lips, this summer.




15 comments

  1. Some nice lip colors for summer you've been loving.

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  2. Yes, yes, yes to all four of your beautiful choices, Erika!

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  3. I came thiiiis close to adding the Mirabella Balmy Nectar, I even had it out to photograph then I pared down again and it didn't make the cut. Glad you chose it to show everyone how fab it is!

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  4. You've got some beautiful choices. I hate when brands discontinue my favorite colors! That brings out the hoarder in me.

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  5. Such pretty shades. I'd be glad to wear any of them. And thanks for reminding me to search for my Mirabella Crimson. I need to wear it!

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  6. I wanted to buy one of the orginal Rouge Volupte lippies earlier this week, but the YSL SA says a bunch of the shades have been discontinued over time! I have an RV Shine, but the originals were satin, pigmented, and longer-wearing. Bummer!

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  7. I really love that Giorgio Armani lippie - I need to splurge on one of these lipsticks!!!

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  8. i love the variety of shades you shared. You know I love YSL and GA!

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  9. Corals are a huge staple in my lippie wardrobe. It's like they're dressy but not "overdressed", you know what I mean?

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  10. Gorgeous shades! I am always a bit shy with coral, but the have been wearing MAC Cut a Caper quite a bit.

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