Beauty Beat. Fresh Summer Glosses for Beautiful Lips

May 15, 2009 • Beauty


Summer has some the most beautiful colors for your lips; sheer pinks, bronzes, corals, apricots, and shades of peach. However, knowing which color suites you is key. Universal shades are best, but be sure to try the color first or have someone assist you in color choices. 


Here are some top summer color's for just about anyone! A gloss that is sheer and not too bold works great for summer, and a long lasting gloss with SPF helps as well. Here are some great choices for your makeup palette for summer!

 Lipgloss If looking for a berry boost, try Tarte's Double Dose Gloss in Go Go Goji, $21. This pigmented gloss is a T5™-infused concentrated pigment that mixes with the outer high shine gloss, for a plumping dose of color. This hydrating gloss is perfect for summer without being too sticky. Easy application for the woman on the go. 


For a long lasting sheer pink gloss, try Smashbox’s Limitless – Long Wear Lip Gloss SPF 15 in Forever, $21. This long wearing lip gloss gives you sun protection with up to 6 hours of coverage , and all you need is a little. 

For hydrating care and protection, Sephora's Nectar Shine Hydrating Care Lipgloss SPF8, $12 delivers is a three-in-one with shine, moisturizer, and spf 8. It's gel texture is richly emollient without being sticky or tacky. Let this vitamin enriched be your tasty treat for summer.

MAC's See Thru Lip Color in Loving Touch, $14 is a sheer pearly light pink that is gorgeous on most skin tones. This lightweight gel lip stain deposits long-wearing transparent color on the lips, and provides an ultra sheer look. It's refreshing in wear and gives lips a look of being "just kissed."

Nars' Duo Lip Gloss in Orgasm/Sunset Strip, $28. One of Nars' famed colors Orgasm is paired in a duo gloss with Sunset Strip for a double delight. These classic colors flatter almost anyone with it's peach pink, tangerine gold shimmer. Use one color alone or blend to create your own shade!

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illustration: Kelley Woods

Kelley Epps-Woods, Beauty Writer

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