They are mood-lifters when it comes to feeling good on a dull day. They add the perfect pop of colour to any outfit and are every girl’s best friend. Not to mention, you will almost always instinctively throw them into your bag before heading to a night out. What are they? Lipsticks! Colour choices vary according to changing seasons. Are we right? In chillier months, most of us often opt for bold, heavy-duty shades including the likes of rouge, magenta and deep brown. But as the scorching heat takes over, we find ourselves tilting towards cooler hues of pink, coral and peach, as well as nude tones. In this article, our focus will remain on lipsticks that define summer (for obvious reasons!) and are sure to enhance that perfect pout.
A sure-fire standout for a tan and darker complexion, the colour is a bright and happy one. We’re sure all you girlies are thinking when you’ll be needing lipstick in Covid-19 times but let us assure you, it is the best way to feel like yourself again, especially when you’re stuck at home and are fed up of the monotonous everyday routine. The best part about coral is that it can never look OTT even if it’s a fairly bright shade. Invest in one before its too late because we have our bet on this cheerful lip colour being the next fad, be it on the ramp or in reality!
Pink definitely screams summertime but it has to be the perfect shade – not the pink that would make your eyes hurt and not the one that would camouflage your already rosy lips either; it has to be something in-between. For me, the best go-to shade of pink is Please Me by Mac Cosmetics. However, there is a diverse range of high-end beauty brands out there, all of whom have a large collection of lipsticks. So, finding the perfect pink colour should not be as much of a problem as you may think!
This is not only a commonly used summer shade but also provides for the perfect no-makeup makeup look. If you’ve just jumped out of bed and have a long errands-filled day ahead of you, try on a nude lip, minimal blush and a pop of highlighter to achieve a dewy look that will last throughout the day. Top tip: A nude lipstick doesn’t look as great on its own as it does when coupled with a few daytime makeup products because it can end up making you look pale. Rest assured, a nude pout would go well with formal and casual looks.
We’re big fans of peach coloured cosmetics! Be it a blush or lipstick, the summery hue acts as a game-changer when it comes to getting dressed for multiple occasions. From a work lunch to an evening soiree and beach party, a peach smile can be sported at any event and will surely make you stand out from afar.
We know you’re wondering why red would make the cut on our list, especially when summer is all about breezy colours that are easy on the eyes. But that’s not all! Summer season is also about breaking into sweats and that’s when you want to put as less makeup on as possible. Cherry red is the best colour to apply when you don’t feel like applying anything else on your face due to the intense heat and humidity factor. While red may come across as over-powering, it is one colour that can never make you look dull or exhausted. So, our advice to you readers would be to invest in one and try it out when you only have enough energy to wear lipstick, sans any other makeup.