My love of lip gloss is highly seasonal. Shine, shimmer, and bright colors are not my first picks when the leaves are changing or the wind is howling (and every time I do wear lip gloss during cold weather I tell myself “Iâ€™ve made a terrible mistake”). However, when the sun is shinning and Iâ€™m unearthing sandals from the back of my closet, Iâ€™m ready to also revisit my lip gloss collection and rekindle my love of pink and peach.
The best lip glosses for summer have long lasting pigmentation and have a light texture that is suited for the summer heat. I tend to love lighter colors like baby pink and pastel toned peaches with the occasional neon bright shade.
OCC Lip Tar Stained Gloss in Hedonist (first swatch from left) is the perfect neon summer pink. The new OCC Stained Glosses apply easily and create incredible pigmentation with just a tiny drop of product (this is a great investment if you love bright pink).
Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector in Apricot Shimmer (second swatch from left) is a light coral that contains slight shimmer. The Clarins Lip Perfectors, which are available in several other shades, create the effect of natural looking, fuller lips.
Maybelline Color Elixir Limited Edition in Radiant Bloom (third swatch from left) is a glossy stain that enhances the lip pigmentation and leaves behind a soft pink stain.
Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Naked (fourth swatch from left) is the lip gloss equivalent for a nude lip. The Laure Mercier Lip Glace is grownup version of lip gloss as the texture is feather light so if you dislike sticky glosses, this should be your pick!
Armour Beauty Gloss in Brigitte (fifth swatch from left) is a peachy, pink shimmer lip gloss that is inspired by beauty icon Brigitte Bardot. The vegan Armour Beauty glosses are extremely opaque and long lasting (youâ€™d almost mistake it for a lipstick if it wasnâ€™t for its lovely shine).
Smashbox Be Legendary Gloss in Coquette (sixth swatch from left) is the quintessential barbie pink gloss that is likely to look great on everyone. Smashbox Coquette has high shine and a buttery texture that provide a vibrant wash of gorgeous color.
There you have it, my top six best lip glosses for summer in all their pretty glory! Share with us in the comments below your favorite gloss to celebrate the arrival summer.
Stay Pretty, Miranda M.