It goes without saying that you can wear anything you want during any season. However, when autumn and winter come I know I'll be wearing the heck out of dark vampy lipsticks. So for now I looked through my collection and pulled out some of my brightest colors for summer. Coincidentally they are all in the red/purple family. For some reason I seem to have fallen out of love with orange and peach (for now). My selection includes a true neon pink (MAC Candy Yum Yum), a bright warm red (Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Unapologetic), and a semi-opaque plum (glo Minerals Cream Glaze Crayon in Dahlia). They're all three different types of intensity so you can choose depending on your mood and how bold you feel.
1. MAC Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum: This is a true neon. I find that I have to be in a particular mood to wear this lipstick. I don't wear it as much as I'd like to. I need to start pushing myself to wear it more. It's weird because I can wear blue, black, and green lipsticks without a problem but this neon fuchsia makes me shy. In the picture above I wore it lightly as a stain. If you want to see how its full potential, you can check out my original review here.
2. Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Unapologetic: Once upon a time these lipsticks were incredibly hyped up. There was a time when Revlon in general was on fire with their lip product releases. The brand has sort of taken a back seat (whatever happened?) Anyhow, the ColorBurst Matte Balms are a great range and they offer the perfect summer colors. In this particular case I chose the warm red, Unapologetic, as my fave but the shades Showy and Striking are also must-haves.
3. glo Minerals Cream Glaze Crayon in Dahlia*: This is the only shade out of the three that is not a matte and is slightly sheer. Dahlia is a great work appropriate option for incorporating bright lipsticks into your summer makeup lineup. It's definitely easier to wear because it isn't as in-your-face but it's still a pretty pop of plum.
Which bright lipsticks have you incorporated into your summer makeup looks?
Disclaimer: * The glo Minerals Cream Glaze Crayon was sent to me by the company as a PR sample.