Bold Lip vs. Nude Lip
Summer is all about a sun-kissed glow and fresh face. Both a bold and nude lip can work for this effect. Emphasize coral, pink or red lips with a simple bronzy/radianct face. Or play up your eyes and show off a neutral, healthy pout.
For a Bold Lip:
Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Glossy Stain in Rouge Gouache – This revolutionary product delivers on its promise to have the staying power of a stain, but the look and feel of a gloss. The oversized doe-foot applicator gets it right every time. Rouge Gouache is a very bold, opaque raspberry pink.
Tom Ford Beauty Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Lost Cherry – It might say it is a gloss, but these lip colors from Tom Ford are very highly pigmented. The high shine formula has great staying power and smells delicious. Lost Cherry is a true, balanced red. (And a naughty little joke.)
Guerlain Summer Terracotta Gloss in Porto Fino – The Pucci for Guerlain collection features a super on-trend coral shade that works great with any complexion. This gloss is high-shine and luminous.
Armani Beauty Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in 401 — Armani tailors its lipstick as beautifully as Armani clothes. This rich red is classic and well made with unparalleled long wear. The formula keeps lips hydrated despite its staying ability. The vessel closes with a magnetic click – a truly modern packaging.
Le Metier de Beaute Spring Haute House Hues Lip Creme in Mum’s the Word – These glosses have the color payoff of a lipstick, but the hydration and glide of a gloss. Lip Cremes are not sticky and have a caramel vanilla scent that I adore. Mum’s the Word is a bright fuchsia on the cooler side. (Note: this is part of Two Lips, a duo that comes with a great peachy nude.)
For a Nude Lip:
Dior Beauty Ultra-Gloss Crystal Nude – This gloss channels the vivid summer shades in a very light way, giving an ever so slightly tinted and shiny nude lip. The natural shade of your pout shines through.
Bobbi Brown Limited-Edition Treatment Lip Shine – All four shades (Sunset, Orchid Pink, Pink Seashell, Peach Sorbet) have a very translucent appearance. But this balm/lipstick hybrid takes it further with SPF 15 and natural cocoa and shea butters, jojoba, apricot kernel and avocado oils for long-term hydration.
Yves Saint Laurent Golden Gloss in Golden Sand – This is a nude lip with a bonus; YSL added real 24 carat gold flecks (0.2%) to create a shimmer effect. The formula is hydrating and slightly mango scented.
Fresh Sugar Honey Lip Treatment – This universally flattering nude shade has loads of anti-aging and healing benefits. Made with sugar, a natural humectant, the formula also protects from the sun (broad spectrum SPF 15). This works as a sheer balm. You can also build it up for a more opaque, nude look.
Chantecaille Limited-Edition Lip Chic in Sunrise – This is on the pinker side of nude, but still has that shiny, natural effect. This formula contains collagen, leaving lips feeling a little fuller and more youthful.