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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

best lip shades for summer


Happy Wednesday, friends! I will be back with a new Wednesday Wishes next week, but with Memorial Day and the kickoff to summer less than 2 weeks away, I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite lip colors for summer. Changing up my lip color is one of my favorite ways to "accessorize" an outfit and I am always getting questions about my lip color, so I thought I would share with you a few of my current favorites for the new season! 

I've divided the colors into three categories: blush/neutral, pink and red. As you can see, pink is definitely a favorite since I had a hard time limiting it to 6 of my favorite shades haha! 

Neutral Shades
MAC lip liner {boldly bare} | YSL lipstick {beige tribute} | Lancôme Lip Crayon {nothing to wear} | NARS lipgloss {turkish delight}

Neutral shades are by far my most common color to wear. It is what I wear to work daily and even on the weekends. Around Christmastime {you might remember the shade from THIS post} I discovered the Lancôme Lip Crayons. Available in a variety of colors, I instantly fell in love with THIS matte neutral. I'm not a huge fan of matte lipsticks, so I usually like to wear THIS gloss over this particular color. But, as I have mentioned before, what I love most about THIS gloss is that it can go over pretty much any blush, neutral or light pink color or it can be worn alone! Most weekends you can find me in THIS gloss by itself because it gives just the right amount of color and gloss. 

For a shinier lipstick I love THIS one from YSL. I like to wear it alone {since it does have some shine to it} or even with THIS lipgloss over it for super shine! But, the most important part of using all these fabulous neutral/blush shades is lip liner! I like to use THIS liner in boldly bare -- it's a great basic nude color.

Lancôme Lip Crayon {bite the bullet} | Elizabeth Arden {pink pink} | YSL Lipgloss {#205} | YSL Lipstick {#31} | YSL Lipstick {#07} | MAC {candy yum-yum}

On to the pinks! As many of you know, pink is my favorite color, and that's even true when it comes to lipgloss and lipstick! I have WAY too many shades of pink, but each is so different that it completely justifies having all of them, right?! Since I have so many pinks here to pick from, I will talk about my top 2. Well, maybe 3 :) You may remember THIS super bright pink lipstick from a post a few weeks ago. There is no better time to wear this bright color than in the summer and I've been wearing it every chance I get! This color really makes a statement and lasts FOREVER too {lip color last seen HERE}. 

As for pink lipglosses, THIS color from YSL is my go-to. I bought it last spring and have loved it since. When seeing the color on the applicator, it looks a lot bright than it actually is. I love wearing this alone for a sheer lip tint or over a pink lipstick to give it some added shine. I usually wear THIS YSL lipstick under the gloss {this lip combination seen HERE}.


Lancôme Lip Crayon {#110} | Elizabeth Arden {marigold} | Lancôme Lip Crayon {partner in crime}

Although I don't wear red as often in the summer months as I do during the holiday season, these are three of my favorite red-coral and red-pink colors. I rarely wear my "red-red/Christmas red" during the summer because it's a little too dark and holiday-ish for me. Personally, I think these three colors are more suited for the summer months. THIS Lancôme lip crayon is more of a coral red, while THIS lipstick also is a great red that doesn't scream Christmas. I threw THIS lip crayon into the red category because it's a pretty good mix of pink and red hues. Not pictured: THIS red liner in "cherry". It's the only one I use and it does a pretty good job of keeping the lipstick on your lips, and off your face haha!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! See you tomorrow for an all new outfit post!




  1. All great options...I'm running out of my favorite lipgloss, need to go get more!

  2. Look at all those pretty colors!! I haven't tried turkish delight before, but it's such a pretty pink I need to try it! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  3. This is so fun Rachel! The pink shades are definitely my favorite too I was happy to see you showcase some lipgloss is as I'm struggling to find a new lipgloss, the YSL I think would be right up my alley. Have a wonderful Wednesday

  4. I LOVE all of these shades--Turkish Delight is one of my favorite lipglosses! And YSL #07 definitely looks like a color I would be all about!

  5. so many of these are my faves!! loving the bright pinks right now, too!

  6. I love this post so fun! I have to agree with you pink lipstick is the best and it is my favorite too! I love all the selection and the choices here!

  7. I love neutral lip colors for the summer. I had no idea Lancome made lip crayons, I totally need to go check them out.

  8. Love the roundup by color grouping. You have some great shades!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. Love all your shades! I'm so obsessed with lipsticks and these are all perfect for spring.

  10. Love YSL lippies! They are super pigmented and creamy. I also love ColourPop <3

  11. Maravillosa paleta de colores, las barras de labios son mi debilidad.
    Un beso guapa

  12. BEST shades hands down! Lately I've been wearing a lot of pink lipstick -- my fave this season and you have such a rad collection! Big hug, Rach!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  13. SO many pretties!! I really wish I could pull off pinks, you have such a great collection of them here. Some pinks just don't flatter my skin tone. I love YSL lipsticks, some of the best!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  14. I love a bright lip for warmer weather! I agree that straight-up red is better for the holidays but a fun orangey red is great for summer with a nice tan!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

  15. So many pretties! I've been obsessed with YSL lipstick lately, and you can never go wrong with a NARS gloss <3
    Green Fashionista

  16. You have the best lip collection!! So in love with all of these colors! I need all those pinks!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  17. I love how the reds that you chose have a little pop of orange in them as well! That just screams summer to me!

  18. I love bright lips for summer. It looks great with a tan, great selection!


    Tamara -

  19. I love how you grouped these by color family. This is such a great reference for summer!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  20. You are making me want to get some new lipsticks! I am such a fan of Nars lip glosses, they are always a great go to.

    XO Chelsea

  21. Candy Yum Yum is calling my name!! Such a pretty shade.

    Pumps and Push-Ups


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