The Best Lip Colors of Summer 2019
A hair makeover is one way of getting over a mid-summer slump, but if a salon visit isn't in the cards, new lipstick is another way to brighten up your day and turn your season around.
The only problem? With dozens of options lining drugstore and high-end shelves, landing on your summer lip shade is hard to come by. That's why we've done the legwork for you by curating a list of the best lip colors for summer 2019 based on the shades we've spotted on the runways, celebs, and new formulas your favorite brands dropped this season.
From matte to gloss, hot pink to warm nude, this year's standout lipsticks include a finish and color that fits every summer vibe. Keep scrolling for the eight lipstick shades that will get you through the rest of the warm weather.
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Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish in Power Up
Watermelon is the unofficial fruit of the summer, and it makes for a great lip color, too. Revlon's high-shine liquid lipstick completely covers lips in a single coat and is infused with nourishing vitamin E to keep it from featthering.
Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Liquid Rouge Shine Liquid Lipstick in Sepia
It's everything you love about the lip gloss of your youth, without any of the stickiness. Fine, it's technically a liquid lipstick, but the high-shine finish of this tawny Clé de Peau Beauté shade wears like the amped-up version of all the glosses you loved before.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick 2 in Amazing Amal
Just one swipe of this lipstick inspired by Mrs. Clooney leaves the creamiest, not-too-warm, not-too-cool shade of berry that lasts for hours.
Dior Dior Addict Stellar Shine Lipstick in Clair D Lune
On those days where your upper lip starts to sweat from just thinking about being outside, a lightweight, tinted balm will hydrate your lips and add a pop of color without feeling heavy or smudging in the humidity. This peachy-nude shade from Dior looks like your lips, only better.
Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in Elson 2
Summer is comback season for bright red-orange lipsticks. This year, Pat McGrath's MatteTrance Lipstick in Elson 2, a matte-finish, fiery orange shade is the standout option.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick in Fuchsia Stiletto
No lipstick color screams "summer" like hot pink. This Yves Saint Laurent fuschia is infused with nourishing oils to keep lips smooth, and thus, the lipstick from drying up and getting flaky.
Bareminerals BAREPRO Longwear Matte Lipstick in Cinnamon
This low-key rosy brown color is easy like a slow summer weekend morning — once you apply it, you don't have to worry about the subtle shade smudging or wearing off.
Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Voile Lipstick in Goldie Red
If a true red is your year-round everyday lip color, this Gucci shade is just as pigmented as a matte, but the satin finish will be a bit more lightweight and hydrating in the heat. Bonus: This antique floral design on the tube!