Sometimes, wearing makeup in the summer can feel totally pointless, if not a little bit uncomfortable. With all that heat and humidity, sweat can wreak havoc on a look that took precious time and effort (something not many of us care to expend post-pandemic). But where there’s makeup-busting weather, there’s a plethora of lightweight and long-lasting formulaic solutions — ones that come in all the playful and bright shades that #VaxxedGirlSummer is begging for.
So we asked a few of our favorite makeup artists to give us the rundown on the best lipstick shades for the hottest season (both literally and metaphorically) of the year. Below, see their picks — plus a few of Allure‘s own staples — for the 18 best lipsticks for summer.
Whether you’re looking for a barely-there pink for a low-maintenance lip, a traffic-stopping coral that’s equal parts bright and comfortable, or a classic ultra-matte red that’s so durable you could wear it in the pool, there’s something on this list of the best lipsticks for summer that will have all your season’s needs covered.
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