Summer Lipsticks

5 Lipsticks to Try This Summer

Summer Lipsticks

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl

1. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl

Wycon Matt Sublime 618

Wycon Matt Sublime in shade 618

Clinique Soft Matte Mandarin

Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Mandarin

Nars Carthage

4. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage

Lancome Lip Lover

5. Lancôme Lip Lover in shade 336

As I mentioned when I talked about purple lipstick, in my opinion summer is the best season to focus on the lips when doing your makeup. Not only it is usually easier to pull off brighter shades at this time of the year, but I also think that lip products (especially if you choose the right formulations) will perform better through the heat and humidity than eyeshadows.

Today I want to share with you five long-lasting, confortable to wear, vivid lipsticks that you should try before fall comes.

  1. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl: A pinky-red with a strong blue base. It’s very matte, but not dry at all. It’s a great all-year-round color, but for some reason I use it more often during the warmer months.
  2. Wycon Matt Sublime in shade 618: Unfortunately, Wycon is only available in Italy (if you ever visit, check out their standalone stores – think KIKO style). This one is a strawberry pink with warm undertones.
  3. Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Mandarin: A bright orange (I included it among my travel essentials, go have a look). This is the creamier of the bunch and never dries completely, you’ll like it even if you’re not a matte lover.
  4. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage: A hot pink with blue undertones that flatters both warmer and cooler complexions. It’s extremely long-lasting without being drying and leaves a stain behind
  5. Lancôme Lip Lover in shade 336: If you’re more of a glossy-lip girl, this is the one for you. It looks orange in the packaging, but leans more coral on the lips. It applies evenly and feels moisturizing over time.

I mainly picked matte formulas as I’m obsessed with them they are less prone to smudging than shinier ones, which in my opinion makes them a better option for hot climates.

Have you ever tried these lipsticks? What are your summer picks? Let me know in the comments!

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    July 23, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Oh wow I really like the colors you chose 🙂 They are really pretty!

    Betty | Inspiremeand

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    July 23, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I like the look of the first lipstick although I do not think it would suit me. It looks good on you though!!Queen-Of-The-Dance/cmbz/55a90cf70cf286eab0254207

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    July 23, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    WOW! I really wanna try number 2, 4, 5, their color is so gorgeous!

    Lily~ ♥

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    July 23, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these, but I love the bright colors and will have one of each, please.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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      Carol in a
      July 24, 2015 at 8:30 am

      Haha, I have a soft spot for bright lipstick… just in case it wasn’t clear enough already!

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    July 24, 2015 at 1:09 am

    I’ve been loving the Nars lip pencils this summer, they are so long wearing and don’t dry out my lips! I need to pick up that gorgeous dragon girl shade!


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      Carol in a
      July 24, 2015 at 7:49 am

      Dragon Girl is the only one I own, but I’ve been looking at Cruella and Red Square lately… Cruella would be a nice red for fall!

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    Tess Galen
    July 24, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    All lovely, bright shades!

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      Carol in a
      July 24, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Every time I’m in the market for a new lipstick, I tell myself that I’m going to get a nude one for once, but that never happens!

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    July 25, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    I really like this post. Lipsticks are gorgeous and I have to admit I always normally stick to mattes too x

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      Carol in a
      July 25, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      Yeah, lipstick is probably the makeup item I enjoy the most at the moment.

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    October 27, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    You have the most beautiful and captivating smile i have ever seen ❤️ Fantastic colors too

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    October 29, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I such love red lipsstick!

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    March 2, 2016 at 7:31 am

    The NARS dragon girl is in my wishlist…

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