Summer Lip Care! 👄

I’m going to be honest: I can never find the right lipstick color. There are tons of options out there, but they all seem to be either too light or too dark for my pale complexion. Still, this never stops me from trying new ones. Between work events and weekend getaways, it’s hard not to want a fresh coat of matte lip color on my lips every week! But finding one that looks good on me isn't always easy—especially in the summer months when my skin is more prone to breakouts and excess oil production. To make sure your lips stay healthy (and kissable) no matter your season or climate, check our top tips on how you can keep them protected from sun damage during the warmer months.


No matter how you like to wear your lips there’s a shade that’s perfect for you.

Whether you're new to lipstick or have had your favorite shade for years, there are many factors to consider when choosing the right formula.

  • Are you looking for a sheer, balmy texture that glides on easily?

  • Do you prefer a creamy, moisturizing formula that stays put all day long?

  • Do you prefer something in between those two extremes: shiny and long-lasting?

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Top tips on what to look for based on your natural lip color.

To help you pick the right summer lip color check out the following tips:

  • Pick a color that is similar to your natural lip color. "This ensures the lipstick is flattering, but not too overpowering," says Najor.

  • Pick a color that is opposite of your natural lip color. This will balance out any redness or sallowness in your skin tone and give you a more nude look overall—and who doesn't want that?

  • Pick a shade in between these two options (i.e., slightly darker than your actual hue). This is ideal if you want something bolder while still feeling comfortable wearing it every day

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Use a lip scrub.

Using a lip scrub is a great way to exfoliate your lips. The dry, flaky skin on the surface of your lips can cause them to look dull and unhealthy, so make sure to regularly use an exfoliating treatment like this one from [insert brand name] to remove dead skin cells and reveal healthy-looking new ones!

Use it once or twice per week during the summer months when you’re most likely exposed to sun damage, as well as any time you want to get rid of dry patches caused by wind burn or other environmental factors that aren’t great for your skin.

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Wear sunscreen.

It’s important to protect your lips from the sun. The sun can cause dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles on the lips. If you wear lip balm or lipstick with SPF, it will keep your lips moisturized and protected against the harmful rays of the sun. You should also wear a lip stain that has SPF in it so that you can apply one product instead of two different products for this summertime beauty routine.

If you want to wear a lot of makeup but don’t want to deal with reapplying it throughout the day, try using a lip gloss with SPF instead of traditional lipstick or lip liner (both which will rub off over time). A good formula should offer good coverage without being too heavy on your lips while still offering enough moisture for them not to feel dry after application – all while protecting them from UV rays!

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Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

If you want to keep your lips looking their best this summer, the first step is to hydrate them. To do this, use a lip balm with SPF and apply it liberally before heading outside. If you don't have time for that (or if you're going in for a quick run or walk), make sure to at least drink plenty of water throughout the day.

As far as cosmetics go: if your lips are dry or cracked from the sun, try using a lip liner underneath any lipstick or glosses so they stay in place better and don't flake off onto your face; also try applying chapstick overtop any other lip products so they last longer. Finally, remember that even when it's hot outside there's no need to skip out on color! Just avoid matte finishes and stick with something more creamy—you'll still get great coverage without drying out those precious pouties too much!


Prepare lips with primer and foundation.

You need to prepare your lips for the summer season by priming them with a smooth, even base. This can be achieved by using a primer or foundation on your lips before you apply lipstick.

Some key products to make sure you have are:

  • Lip primer

  • Foundation

  • Lip pencil (for lining) and/or lip brush (for application).

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Always line your lips.

  • A lip liner will make your lips look fuller and more defined, which is a great base for lipstick.

  • You can use a lip pencil or a lip brush to apply the liner. A nice option is using the same color as your lipstick and just lining the outer edges of your mouth so that it looks like you have full, luscious lips without having to wear any other color on them at all! If you want to go bolder with brighter colors, try applying purple or blue liner on top of pink lipstick for an eye-catching contrast with summer's sunny hues.

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Add dimension with a lip plumper.

You can use lip plumper products to make your lips look fuller, as well as to add a tingling sensation or shine. If you’re using a plumper that contains collagen and hyaluronic acid, it will help moisturize the skin around your lips and give them more hydration. As for the plumping part, many of these products contain Vitamin B3 which increases blood flow in the area of application. This gives you fuller-looking lips without any injection procedures!

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Take care of your lips in the summer so that lipstick doesn't bleed and look unprofessional

  • Use a lip scrub before applying lipstick. The exfoliation will remove dead skin cells, which can cause your lipstick to bleed and look unprofessional.

  • Wear sunscreen! Lipstick is not the only makeup product that needs protection from the sun—your lips do too!

  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Just as you should use moisturizer on your face during summer months (and year-round), you should apply it to your lips as well.

  • Prep with primer or foundation before applying lipstick. This will help prevent feathering and keep color looking fresh all day long.

  • Always line your lips with liner before adding any other products to create an even base for pigment application in order to prevent bleeding or feathering around the edges of your mouth area when using darker hues such as reds, pinks or plums in particular shades like dark purple tones which tend to bleed more easily than lighter ones like pinky nude shades like mauve browns which won't bleed at all even without lining first since they're so pigmented themselves right off the bat just put some foundation over top if needed though usually not necessary unless very oily skin type prone oily lids during summer months because then this might happen anyway even then still try avoid by keeping lid clean throughout day at least every few hours check back again though never mind forget about it altogether just focus on new song lyrics instead always practice moderation in everything including moderation itself otherwise risk going overboard

We hope you’ve enjoyed our recommendations for summer lip care. We know that it can be tempting to leave your lips bare during the hot months, but remember: the more you can do to protect them from UV rays and environmental damage, the better your makeup will look!

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