Hey Bold Queens,
I think that it’s finally safe to say that the cold and rainy weather is behind us. Summer is quickly approaching and it’s now time to pull out our summer lipsticks. I have chosen my top 5 lipstick shades to wearing during the summer:
Now when you think of summer, you don’t typically think of a nude. Traditionally you would think of a bold lip. But when you think about it, nude lips are usually easy and low maintenance. The key is to use a lip liner that’s similar to your skin tone and then apply the lipstick. A great nude lipstick option is Milani Dulce Caramelo. It glides on easily and has a hint of shimmer that gives your lips that perfect glow.
Very similar to the nude lipstick, a soft pink is also an easy shade to wear with the right lip liner. The difference between the nude and the pink is that the pink will give your lips a nice flush of color. The lipstick that I’ve chosen for this category is the Tarte Lip Sculptor in Voltage. What’s great about this lipstick is that it’s a two in one. You get lipstick on one side and lipgloss on the other. How convenient!
Let’s be honest. Red lipstick is a universal shade. It can be worn during the day or at night. At work or at a pool party. Winter or summer. A red lip is essential. The Colour Pop Lippie Stix in Trust Me is definitely a red that fits the bill. It is my favorite red lipstick ever!
I don’t feel like orange lipstick is anything new. Women of color have been rocking orange lips for a long time now and for good reason. Much like red, orange pops on WOC…severely! My favorite orange lipstick at the moment is MAC Cosmetics Dangerous. This lipstick is a matte formula which means it will stay on all day, while your out exploring the board walk on the beach.
And I of course saved the best for last. Now I know a lot of people may say that as a WOC, we can not pull off coral lipstick. I use to be one of those people. That is until I found the perfect lipstick. It is the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 09-Watermelon Slice. This is my holy grail summer lipstick. Pair this lip stain with Jordana Coco Loco lip liner and you’re good to go!
1. Milani Dulce Caramelo
2. Tarte Lip Sculptor in Voltage Lipstick
3. Tarte Lip Sculptor in Voltage Lip Gloss
4. Colour Pop Lippie Stix in Trust Me
5. MAC Cosmetics Dangerous
6. Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 09-Watermelon Slice
Now that you have your lip colors in order, all you need is some hoop earrings, a pair of aviators, and you’re ready to sit pool side sipping a pina colada! Have a great summer!
Written By Guest Blogger
Jessica M. Ruth (@MissJae1908)
One half of (@TheBrunchBeat)