Southern Women Know This Is The Secret To Pulling Off Red Lipstick In The Summer
Southern women believe red lipstick to be a year-round beauty staple. Others might consider their crimson lip only fit for an annual spin on the holiday party circuit, but we happen to know the power of this statement-making choice, and it deserves a front-and-center role 365 days a year.
If you’ve ever wanted to don red during the warmer (read: sweltering-hot) months and it somehow felt off, it might be because you’re reaching for the wrong hue.
First and foremost, your summer red should pull a little cooler than your fall and winter reds. Depending on your skin tone, it can even border on deep pink or, at the other end of the spectrum, a bright coral. Take a scroll through a few of our favorite summer-red lipsticks to make sure you hit just the right temperature.
Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in Caprice
If you’re looking for a true red, this is your girl. Lancome’s top selling crimson lipstick is a classic that works for nearly every skin tone and every season thanks to its rich, cool tones.
Buy It: $32, Lancome.com
Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur in No. 18 Rose Shocking
This lip crayon goes on with smooth-as-silk application, leaving behind a rosy hue that’s somewhere between pink and red—it’s all in the eye of the beholder. The slightly glossy effect is a fresh, cool way to pull off a bolder lip when the mercury is rising.
Buy It: $37, Nordstrom.com
Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color in Sunset
For darker skin tones, this shade from Bobbi Brown can’t be beat. It also works on lighter skin tones thanks to the lightweight, balm-like formula.
Buy It: $29, BobbiBrown.com