Womanista Beauty: My Favorite Lipsticks for Summer

Makeup can be tricky when summertime rolls around, especially when the temps start to soar over 100 degrees (I’m looking at you, Nashville heat!!) The last thing you want on your skin is heavy, cakey, thick makeup. A great solution for creating a statement look while you beat the heat is with a pretty lip that pops! Pair a colorful, bold lip with sheer tinted moisturizer and a sweep of mascara and you are ready for a hot summer night.

These three on-trend lipsticks all have high-style, shine and a serious pop of color to give you a put-together glow that’s perfect for a night out (or a day out!) in the summer heat.

Jane Iredale PureMoist LipColour in “Nicole”

This sheer, yet rich lipstick is the prefect shade of orangey-red poppy, especially for blondes! It is also super-emollient and moisturizing and feels so good on your lips (which may be a little zapped of moisture at this point…)

It’s long wearing, even when you are eating and drinking – I recently rocked this lipstick out to dinner and it was still bright and rich, post-meal! Fabulous Nashville-based makeup artist, Mary Beth Felts, introduced me to this gorgeous color, and it is definitely one of my top 3 go-tos in the warm weather.

Terri Apanasewicz for Liptini in “Vampire Kiss” 

This gorgeous red is the perfect shade for a hot date or a night out. It also works for all complexions (if you have perfect peaches n cream skin, or if you are a glamazon brazillian supermodel, this red will work for you!)

The reason I know that? The amazing Terri Apanasewicz works her makeup magic on gorgeous celebs like Cindy Crawford, Hillary Scott, and Gisele (see? Literally, a glamazon Brazillian supermodel!) Liptini products are also packed with antioxidants and aloe to hydrate your sun-parched lips.


Tarte Cosmetics LipSurgence Lip Luster in “Frisky”

This hot pink is the perfect hot summer color. It’s shimmering, bold and bright…kinda like you, right?? I sweep this one on for a night out with girlfriends to add a sparkling pop of color. If you want to try the fuscia lip trend, check this one out to achieve a glam, high-style look.

Enjoy these summer lipstick trends, womanista!

xo, the Womanista


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  1. Maura July 15, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

    I always have trouble with red making my teeth look off white :/ pinks seem to do the business. Any oppinion on teeth whiteners?

    • Woman July 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

      Hey Maura! If you choose a red with blue tones in it, your teeth will actually look whiter! It’s a great trick :-) Also, I have teeth whitening trays and bleach that I got from my dentist years ago, and pop them in every few months when you can start to tell that I love red wine and coffee :-) But the “Go Smile” teeth whitening pen is also a fast, quick fix! xx

      • Maura August 3, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

        thank you! definitely taking notes haha

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