Summer Lipstick Favorites

Saturday, June 11, 2016

This is the TooFaced melted lipstick in the shade Melted Jelly Donut, which sadly has not made this list, but I do love that one too. Consider this a recommendation.
I don't know how much more I could possibly express my deep and undying love for lipstick. I wear it every day. I have to. I literally feel incomplete walking out the door without it. While there are a few shades that I can manage to wear all year round, I tend to wear my lipstick seasonally, just like my clothes and men. Just joking about the men part. I'm a #ManRepeller, remember? These are some of my favorite shades to break out during the summer time and a few unimportant reasons why. Point blank: I love them very, very much. Enough to rave about them multiple times on my blog. Carry on!

1. NYX Sydney because life without a pale pink lipstick just isn't a life I want to live. It's such a delicate color that can only be described as pretty. It's not quite pink but it's not quite a lilac or lavender color either. It's a beautiful hybrid between the two, creating this really incredible pastel lip color. I find that this color looks really good with all white outfits as well as for a nice "neutral" lip color when it comes to floral dresses!

2. MAC Candy Yum Yum because it reminds me of Nicki Minaj. Just kidding. Kind of. I just really love neon lipstick, okay? And if you have moisturized and exfoliated lips, this color is going to be incredible. It is just a fun pop of hot pink on your lips, the perfect statement for a warm and sunny day. It's not a retro matte formula, so it doesn't tug at the lips when you apply it and doesn't completely dry your lips out either. It's a pretty comfortable matte formula and the color payoff is out of this world.

3. NARS Dragon Girl because honestly, this is an all year round shade for me. It is the most perfect and most flattering red that I have ever owned. It stays on for an incredibly long time, it wears beautifully and it's matte without being extremely drying. My only complaint is that it needs to be sharpened and that causes it to lose some product, but that's a small price to pay for the perfect red lip.

4. Bite Velvet because a creamy rosy pink is a must have for a day to day look. This formula is so wonderful. It's not insanely long wearing because of its creamy nature, but it takes an incredible product to get me to not wear matte lips. This is my favorite lipstick to wear when I know I'm going to be running around a lot because it wears off evenly and is very low maintenance. Plus, it's a retractable lip pencil AKA no losing products to the evil sharpener!

5. NARS Heat Wave because red-orange lipsticks are just a fun conversation starter. This is a punchy orange-red shade that leans a little more toward orange than some of my others. It's really vibrant without being neon and it'd surprise you how much I manage to wear this, even given it's incredibly bold nature. The NARS matte formula is hands down my favorite lipstick formula ever. It is so creamy while still being completely matte and long-wearing. It's one of my most comfortable lipsticks in my collection, which is probably part of the reason why I reach for it so often.

6. Chanel Extatique because the packaging is awesome. I'm only kidding. The color is also awesome. It's this pretty medium pink with a sort of iridescence to it. I'm typically against any sort of frosty lip colors, but this one is so subtle that I truly don't mind it at all. I actually think it's kind of fun for the summer! It gives a faint layer of sheen over top of my lips without requiring any sort of gloss or highlighter applied to the center of my lips (my new favorite thing to do over my brown-y nudes!)

What are your favorite lip colors for the summer time? 

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