Nothing completes an outfit better than the perfect shade of lipstick. As the seasons change, it’s fun to switch up your lipstick shades and the types of formula you wear. I’ve rounded up some of the best lip colors for summer from a variety of retailers. These colors will go perfect with all the brighter colors we typically incorporate into our wardrobe throughout the warmer months of the year, and they’ll make your skin look more healthy and vibrant with a little swipe of these pretty colors. Plus they’re all affordable at $25 or less.

best lip colors for summer

Best Lip Colors for Summer

Before we get to the best lipsticks for summer, I wanted to round up my favorite lipsticks I wear all year round. These colors and formulas are perfect for any season.

favorite lipsticks for summer
Best lipstick shades for summer

Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick 

This lipstick from Bare Minerals is a hydrating formula with a beautiful satin finish. The shade Optimism is a gorgeous strawberry pink. It’s bright and playful that would go perfectly with a muted blush and neutral eyes. This lipstick is vegan and made without parabens, silicones or sulfates, and the color is the perfect shade to have in your makeup bag throughout spring and summer. 

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint

I have to say that Rihanna knew what she was doing with this lipstick line. I love the color Unattached. It’s a bright coral color, and think this would be a fun shade to wear to a summer wedding. This head-turning shade would look beautiful with a neutral outfit. It has a soft matte finish and reviewers said it has a good amount of staying power.

Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon Lipstick

This affordable lipstick won Allure’s Best in Beauty Award 2020. The color Know No Limits is a vibrant orangey-red that would be the perfect pop of color to complete a summer outfit. I love summer because you can play with bright colors like a bright orange throughout the season. This lipstick has a unique arrow applicator that helps to precisely apply to your lips. The lipstick comes with a built-in sharpener to keep the point applicator sharp.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

This liquid lipstick offers a lightweight formula with 6-hours of staying power. It has a matte finish and enriched with vitamin E and avocado oil to help hydrate your lips throughout the day. I love the shade Baci because it’s a great neutral lip color for summer to wear to the office.

Tarte Color Splash Lipstick

This best selling lipstick is a longwear formula. It has over 900, 5-star reviews with many saying it doesn’t dry their lips out. It’s a soft matte finish enriched with marine plants, shea butter and olive oil. The shade Sunkissed is a pinkey-peach, and one of the best lip colors for summer to wear to the pool or beach. 

Tarte Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte’s lip paint is another longwear lipstick option that’s transfer proof. It comes in about 16 different colors. The shade Rosé is a great neutral that would look beautiful on a variety of skin tones. 

best lip colors for summer

KVD Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

This cruelty-free liquid lipstick is a great option to wear under face masks, if you’re needing to wear one. It goes on as a lip gloss and dries to a matte finish. Some of the ingredients include sunflower seed wax and vitamin E to keep your lips moisturized. The shade Mother is a great neutral option for darker skin tones.  

Almay Lip Vibes Lipstick

This lipstick is a simple, traditional option. It’s not longwearing and feels smooth on the lips. And the packaging is just adorable! The shade Be Fearless is a vibrant pink lip color and only $6. 

W3LL PEOPLE Optimist Lipstick

W3LL PEOPLE makeup is certified organic and non-toxic, so this lipstick is a great option if you’re wanting to stick to cleaner ingredients in your cosmetics. The shade Soul Mate is a gorgeous dewy-pink lip color for summer to throw on for everyday wear. 

Do you have a favorite lipstick color or brand you usually purchase? Let me know in the comments below!

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