9 Must-Have Bright & Bold Lip Colors For Summer


Summer is right around the corner, which means one thing: time to put away your deep, dark lipstick and pull out some hot shades to perfect your pout. Bright lips made a huge splash on the Spring 2015 runways of Carolina Herrera, Altuzzara, and Moschino. Embrace bold, loud, and fun lips this summer with some of these beautiful shades.

1. Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Metallic Lipstick — $21.00

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Beauty lovers adore the original Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick, which provides a creamy application that even lipstick novices can master in minutes. The brand just launched its Metallic line that is a must-try for summer. The new lustrous and vibrant liquid metal finish added to its original formula reinvents the classic statement lip. An added bonus: the liquid formula is long-wearing and comfortable on your lips. Go for the orangey apricot Debutante or the metallic fushcia Dream House.

Seen above: Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Metallic Lipstick in Dream House

2. Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids — $7.50

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If you’re still not a believer in drugstore lipsticks, Maybelline will quickly change your mind. For less than eight dollars, you are guaranteed to find the most pigmented and rich lipsticks in the drugstore. Maybelline’s Vivids collection is filled with every gorgeous bright lipstick shade imaginable—for a fun Barbie-inspired look try Pink Pop, or wear Vivid Rose for a classic hot pink.

Seen above: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Vivid Rose

3. CLINIQUE Pop Lip Colour + Primer — $18.00

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Besides its cute name and the adorable packaging, CLINIQUE’s new Pop Lip Colours do just what they say: pop. The collection has a range of wearable colors suitable for any occasion. On top of that, this formula already has a primer built in, which means your color will glide on smoothly every time. If you’re hesitant about the bright lip trend, the shades Sweet Pop and Poppy Pop are the perfect way to ease into it.

Seen above: CLINIQUE Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Poppy Pop

4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick — $20.00
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If you want a crisp matte finish on your lips, look no further than the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick. This product quickly became a cult favorite among beauty junkies, and for good reason. The pigmentation is intense, one swipe gives full coverage, and the formula will last all day. In addition to some pretty pale pinks and nudes, bold colors dominate the recently launched collection. Retro Coral is the ultimate peachy pink coral for summer, while Electric Coral is an insane orange red. It would be a crime to not try at least one of these beautiful liquid lipsticks.

Seen above: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Electric Coral

5. Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain — $36.00

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Want some shine? But also want to avoid constantly reapplying a gloss all day? Then YSL’s revolutionary glossy stain was made for you. In just one bottle, you’ll get the shine of a lipgloss, the lasting power of a stain, and the pigmentation of a lipstick. Although it’s on the pricier end of the spectrum, this product is well worth the investment. This summer, try Pink Taboo, a fun watermelon pink, or Fuchsia Fugitive, a pinky purple with a soft golden sheen.

Seen above: Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain in Fuchsia Fugitive 

6. ColourPop Lippie Stix — $5.00

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Yes, you read that right. These lipsticks, called Lippie Stix by online makeup brand ColourPop, are only five dollars. And for a drugstore price, you’ll get high-end quality lipstick. In case you wonder how a color will look on your skin tone without seeing the product in person first, ColourPop’s site provides swatches of each shade on three different skin tones. After buying just one, you will be lured in and dying to get your hands on the rest. Scandy is a stunning neon pink in a satin finish and Frenchie is a warm neon red—both great for this time of year.

Seen above: ColourPop Lippie Stix in Scandy

7. Guerlain Limited Edition Rouge Automatique — $37.00

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This limited edition collection from Guerlain is only sold online at Sephora, so snatch your favorite shade before it’s gone. The six colors in the collection stay on trend for summer. They’re bright, loud, and fun. You’re guaranteed to make a statement walking into a room in one of these lip colors. The shades Pink Flou and Coque D’Or are standout shades in the summery collection.

Seen above: Guerlain Limited Edition Rouge Automatique in Pink Flou

8. NYX Intense Butter Gloss — $6.00

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If you want the best opaque and pigmented lipgloss, NYX’s Intense Butter Glosses will change your life. Like the original NYX Butter Glosses, when applied, they feel smooth and buttery. To top it, the non-sticky formula leaves your lips hydrated with an intense pop of color. If you’re feeling daring, try out Berry Strudel, a vibrant pure purple. But if you just enjoy a classic hot lip, Funnel Delight is a must-have.

Seen above: NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Berry Strudel

9. M.A.C. VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Lipstick — $16.00

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Channel your inner Miley and rock this hot pink lipstick she created with M.A.C. Cosmetics. Miley’s VIVA GLAM lipstick embodies her fiery personality. When you purchase this lipstick, it comes with limited edition packaging that features Miley’s signature. And, all the proceeds from the sales go towards women, men and children suffering from HIV and AIDS. Giving back while rocking a sexy bright lip? Yes, please!

Seen above: M.A.C. VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Lipstick

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