10 Lipsticks Everyone Will Be Wearing This Summer

We like Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Liquid Lipstick for its comfortable long-wear formula.

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Beauty brands are on the same wavelength if your summer goals of making up for lost time include rotating between a handful of your favorite summer lipstick colors. New lipsticks have been launching at a dizzying rate. And many of the formulas are perfect for summer because they offer sweat-proof, long-wear and won't feel like a mistake — like wearing jeans on a 90-degree day.

Whether you're a fan of matte liquid lipsticks or truly effortless tinted lip balms, the lipstick launches of summer cover all the bases. Ahead, are the 10 best lipsticks to take you through summer.

One of our favorites, the Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Drama Ink Lightweight Liquid Lipstick is lightweight and stays soft thanks to a pinch of rose extract.

Our Picks

Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Drama Ink Lightweight Liquid Lipstick

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Lancôme's Rouge Drama Ink might look like the average liquid lipstick, but the high-pigment semi-matte formula offers color payoff that isn't drying. It's infused with rose extract to stay soft and comfortable to wear all day long. Thanks to the curved doe-foot applicator, no lip liner is necessary to prevent bleeding. We love that Rouge Drama Ink comes in 13 different shades so you can pick the one that speaks to you. Soif De Vivre is a soft rose that's like your lips, but better.

To shop: $28; lancome-usa.com

Milani Color Finish Matte The Nudes Collection

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Nude lipstick isn't one shade fits all. For anyone who swears by a neutral matte lipstick year round, Milani has you covered with its new nudes collection, which includes six shades to suit a wide range of skin tones. Take Desire, a deep brown with rich undertones, for example. The creamy formula offers high pigment and hydration so it wears comfortably — whether you're in AC or the humidity.

To shop: $9; ulta.com

MAC Love Me Liquid Lipcolour

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Now that lipstick is back in regular rotation, why not go from zero to 100 with a bold fuchsia lip? Expect the compliments to come rolling in with MAC's Love Me Liquid Lipcolour in Hey, Good Looking. While many liquid lipstick formulas are matte, this one offers an intense color payoff with a lacquer finish, thanks to nourishing ingredients like argan oil and shea butter.

To shop: $25; nordstrom.com

Maybelline Color Sensational Ultimatte Slim Lipstick

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Maybelline's super sleek lipstick delivers impressive color payoff in a single swipe. If you're in the market for an orange-red shade that's as hot as the weather forecast, look no further than the aptly named More Scarlet.

To shop: $10; ulta.com

Dior Rouge Dior Forever Liquid Transfer-Proof Lipstick

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Wearing matte lipstick in the summer is all fun and games until it bleeds because your upper lip is sweating. That's where Dior's game-changing liquid formula comes in. It's designed to glide on effortlessly — and stay put until you decide to take it off. There are 10 classic shades to choose from, but we're fans of Forever Dream, a deep nude with a hint of pink.

To shop: $42; dior.com

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Instyle Badass Lipstick

Wearing a bright matte lipstick on a scorching midsummer day is like leaving the house with an extra layer. Luckily, Legend Berry from our InStyle Badass Lipstick collection solves this struggle. This nourishing formula has a sheer, glossy finish that feels weightless on the lips.

To shop: $18; instylebadass.com

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat Universal Lip Luminizer + Plumper

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Leave it to Rihanna to give the plumping lip gloss you wore in high school an upgrade for vaxxed girl summer. This non-sticky gloss is formulated with ingredients to plump and has a universal, sheer cherry red tint that adapts to each wearer's lips.

To shop: $24; sephora.com

Armani Beauty Lip Power Longwear Vivid Color Lipstick

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There are red lipsticks, and then there are Armani reds. The brand's new Lip Power in Sultan is a true red the brand is known for, but with a satin finish that promises to feel cushiony on your lips without sacrificing color payoff.

To shop: $39; giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com

Charlotte Tilbury Happikiss Lipstick Balm

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For anyone who likes to keep their lipstick low-key, may we suggest Charlotte Tilbury's Happikiss Lipstick Balm? This stick combines all of the hydrating benefits and ease of a balm with the color of a satin lipstick. Take Crystal Happikiss, a sheer rosy pink, for example.

To shop: $34; sephora.com

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