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5 of the Best: Summer Lip Products

Get into the summer mood with our resident beauty writer’s picks of the five best lip products.

One of the easiest ways to change up your makeup season by season is through the use of lip products. Often, bases, brow products and mascara and eyeliner remain the same no matter what time of year it is. It is usually cheek products, eye shadows and lip products that vary season to season and these are the products that determine the occasion and time of year it is. However, if you often opt for a more natural makeup look, it seems to fall to lip products that aid in switching things up to vary your look season by season.

As we are well and truly into the summer months now, these are some five perfect summer lip products that can transform your look, by adding the finishing touches to your summer makeup.

Fleur De Force Lipstick – MAC

This lipstick shade came into shops just a few months ago when the YouTube star Fleur De Force teamed up with Mac to create the perfect nude lipstick. This colour is perfect for summer as it is a ‘my lips but better’ nude with subtle brown undertones. This shade compliments a sun-kissed glow with its soft and natural tones and slight gleam that it leaves on the lips.

‘Brave’ Lipstick – MAC

This is a go-to shade for many Mac lipstick lovers, made incredibly popular after Kylie Jenner famously stated that it was her go to lip colour a few years ago. It is another natural shade with pink undertones that leaves the lips looking fuller and more defined. This again greatly compliments a sun-kissed glow that is so easy to wear throughout the summer months.

‘Rikugien’ Lip Pencil – NARS

Lip pencils are often a popular lip product choice for the summer months as they are super easy to apply to the lips and need a minimal amount of maintenance. These make a perfect day-tip/holiday companion and the shade Rikugien is a brilliant colour. It provides a light berry shade on the lips, making them look plump and full. Due to the light shimmer in the product the lips are also left feeling hydrated, which is great during the summer months.

‘Cannes’ Soft Matte Lip Creme – NYX

Lip creams are another popular lip product choice during the summer months because once they dry they provide a nice matte finish that doesn’t budge throughout the day. This is great for on holiday, as it doesn’t wear off meaning you can sip cocktails to your hearts content without having to worry that your lips have smudged. The shade Cannes, is ideal as it again falls into the category of ‘my lips but better’, which really compliments a sun-kissed complexion.

‘Candy Cane’ Lip Gloss – Tanya Burr Cosmetics

For summer nights, sometimes a nice pop of colour on the lips can really compliment a summery skin tone. This Candy Cane lip gloss by Tanya Burr is ideal as it glides onto the lips effortlessly and provides a great amount of colour without looking like you’ve tried your mum’s lipstick for the first time.

  • Images – author’s own

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