6 Super-Fresh Summer Lip Colors That Look Good on Everyone

Even if you’re normally a Chapstick-only kinda gal, summer is the perfect excuse to bust out a bold lip: Bright hues look great against sweaty dewy skin and punch up even the simplest tee-and-shorts ensemble. Here are six shades we’ll be wearing all summer long.


Hear us out: The purpley-pink shade is majorly on trend, and it’s actually super wearable, particularly on cooler-toned skin. Just keep the rest of your makeup minimal and wait for the compliments to roll in.

Cherry Red

Put your true reds away until fall and opt for a brightened-up pinkish tone—think cherry snow cone—that looks fantastic on everyone (but especially deeper complexions).


Juicy citrus hues (best for skin with gold or olive undertones) were made for summer. If opaque orange makes you think Cheeto lips, try this trick for a fresh, summery stain that won’t overwhelm you.

Poppy Red

Full-blown orange too outside your comfort zone? A matte orangey red—aka the tropical punch of lip shades—gives neutral-undertoned ladies the same boost while still feeling totally classic.

Sheer Berry

OK, we understand that vibrant hues aren’t for everyone. For a subtler pop of colour, reach for a universally flattering raspberry tint—better yet, one with SPF built right in.

High-Shine Gloss

If 90’s brown is old news by now, brace yourself: Early-2000’s gloss is making a comeback. Thankfully, the new iteration is more plush, dimensional sheen than tacky vinyl lacquer.

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