4 Ways To Wear A Red Lip On The Fourth Of July
The Fourth of July is only a few days away, which means Southerners everywhere are busy making plans for America’s birthday. While some people are coordinating neighborhood barbecues and picking out a perfectly patriotic dessert to serve, I’m planning my outfit (duh). I’m on board with any holiday that calls for dressing in theme—especially when it involves stars, stripes, and a combination of red, white, and blue. There are endless options too, from a classic navy and white striped top to a red, white, and blue scarf to a Lilly Pulitzer romper covered in fireworks. While the verdict is still out on what I’ll rock next Tuesday, there’s one thing that is a guaranteed to be a part of my outfit: A red lip. I mean, you can’t get more Americana than that! Check out four of my favorite red lip colors that will get you through the day, no matter what type of formulation your pout prefers.
Lipstick: Nars Cosmetics Semi Matte Lipcolor in Heat Wave
Buy It: $28; sephora.com
Can you think of a more perfect name for a summer lip color? Heat Wave’s orange-y red hue screams beach party and somehow looks good on everyone who swipes it on.
Balm: Maybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Cherry Me
Buy It: $2.98; walmart.com
If a statement pout isn’t your thing, add a hint of color with this cherry balm. It gives lips a pretty flush and it’s super easy to apply, making it ideal for on-the-go application if you’re hosting and running around the kitchen all day.
Gloss: Lancôme Juicy Shaker in Cherry Symphony
Buy It: $22; sephora.com
First off, it smells so good you may or may not be tempted to lick a little off your lips thanks to its cherry flavor. Its dual-phase formula requires you to shake the tube like you’re mixing up your favorite cocktail and delivers a hydrating and shiny finish—without any stickiness.
Liquid Lipstick: Nyx Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Kitten Heels
Buy It: $6.99; target.com
Thanks to its highly pigmented and waterproof formulation this matte red will stay-put through an outdoor bash, a plate of barbecue and the fireworks display.