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Lip Colors for Summer

By Sara Antonuccio
Say goodbye to the dark purples and deep colors that define fall lip looks. It’s time to let the sun shine! Summer is for bright colors, so if you’re looking for the perfect shade for the season that will complement your skin tone, keep reading. If you’re not sure what your skin tone is, here’s a quick guide:
  • If the veins on your wrist appear blue, you have cool undertones
  • If your veins appear green, you have warm undertones
  • If you’re somewhere in between, you have neutral undertones

Now that you know your skin tone, it’s time to find out which summer lip colors will pop.
Cool Undertones
Blues and purples complement cool undertones very well. For summer, that means choosing lip colors like fuschia and deep pink, both of which have a slight purple hue to them. You can also easily get away with pale blue, which creates a dramatic effect when done right. Add a slight glow of bronzer on the outer edges of your face to prevent the blue from making you look too pale, and you’ll be ready to make an impression.
Warm Undertones
For warm undertones, stick to fiery red and orange lipstick hues, which will bring out the glow your skin naturally has. Bold red is your best friend, and you can keep that shade going even after summer has passed. Another excellent choice for the season is coral, which has a slight orange hue without being too dramatic. Finally, try a cherry red lipstick for date night or formal affairs.
Neutral Undertones
If you have neutral undertones, you’re the luckiest one of the bunch. You can get away with almost any lip color, from blues and purples to reds and oranges, pinks, browns, and anything in between! For summer, try a pink lipstick with warm red hues, neutral blush pink, or bubblegum pink. While the other skin tones might not be able to get away with any spectrum of pink, you can, so work it!
Let your lips do the talking in more ways than one. A fresh summer lip color that matches your skin tone says, “Hello summer, I’m ready to shine!”