This summer, lipstick shades are going bolder and more adventurous than ever. In past years, dramaticmakeup hues have been left in the cold of winter, allowing nude and natural shades to take over when things get hot. This year, however, the lips are coming out to play! Pair these fabulous shades with messy hair (don’t care), and flowey, flirty clothes for flawless summertime style. Brace yourself–here are


Fearless Metallics

Bronze, gold, rust, even silver. The beauty of this new lipstick trend lies in its versatility; There is a perfect metallic shade for every occasion and skin type. Afraid to go full metal? Ease into it by trying out a shade close to your skin tone layered over a matte nude lip. You might find after a few applications that you are ready for more. Experiment to decide which shades go best with your particular skin tone. As a general guideline, warmer tones are great for daytime, while cooler tones (such as silver) provide high drama for those sizzling summer nights. Our personal favorite? Rose gold. It is feminine, sexy, and so hot right now!

Ultra-Feminine Mauve

Mauve has made a comeback people! And we couldn’t be more excited. This majestic pink/purple combo has cycled through beauty trends for decades, but what keeps it fresh this season is the matte sheen. While high gloss versions of mauve have been around for quite a while, matte lips are very on-trend for summer 2016. Mauve has a wide range between pink and purple, so with a little investigation every woman can find her perfect shade. This feminine look pairs perfectly with a sundress or flowing, sheer blouse.

Deep Juicy Plum

Plum? In the summer? Shocking (we know!) but also oh-so-wonderful. This deep, rich color brings to mind fresh summer stone fruit and scrumptious sangria. Dark lips are a recent celebrity favorite, and with good reason. For romantic, lusty, kissable lips, look for your perfect shade of plum this summer.


Summer 2016 is the season of unexpected and daring lip color. Release your fierce and fearless self and head into the heat with style. Remember to pair your beautiful bold lips with subtle eye makeup to keep your look easy and flawless.