Nothing says summertime like bold pink lips! The second it starts to get warm, I reach for something fun, flirty and bright to pop on my lips and amp up my summer mood. A good bold pink lipstick is a summer must have because it instantly brightens the face with a little color and adds a girly touch of glam. Summer is all about natural looking, glowing skin and nothing pairs better with a natural luminous beat like a good bold pink lipstick to give it that extra oomph with juicy lips that look like they’ve just been kissed. Picking the perfect bold pink lipstick can be a bit tricky though so I’ve rounded up my top 5 picks to make life a little easier for you.
Don’t want to overdo it with the glow and shimmer this summer? No problem! Balance your glowing complexion with a matte bold pink like ColourPop Poppin’ Matte X Lippie Stix. Poppin’ is a bright fuchsia pink with an ultra matte finish that looks beautiful on all skin tones. It’s the perfect bold pink lipstick for gals who don’t like to bother with touchups or worry about lipstick sliding all over the place. Poppin’ is very long lasting and manages to stay put even without a lip liner. Just be sure to exfoliate and moisturize with a rich balm before applying Poppin’ as the flat matte finish can be very unforgiving on dry, flaky lips.
Too Faced Mean Girls La Creme Lipstick ($21)
Leave it to Too Faced to create the perfect pink metallic lipstick inspired by one of the best girly movies ever–Mean Girls. The Mean Girls La Creme Lipstick is an ode to the iconic Lindsay Lohan flick that gives you all the thrill of being a Plastic without having to actually be mean. Mean Girls is a vibrant fuchsia pink filled to the brim with pink iridescent glitter for a funky metallic finish. Mean Girls is reserved for the hardcore girly girls who bleed glitter and love to glow from sun up to sun down. It’s a super fun pink that’ll definitely bring the heat this summer!
Like glitter but don’t like to overdo it? Then you’ll probably like Chanel Extatique Rouge Allure Lipstick a lot better than Mean Girls. Extatique is like a more muted version of Mean Girls that’s a bit more wearable. It’s a cool hot pink with a hint of purple and fine iridescent shimmer that’s perfect for the shy gals who want to baby step their way into bold pink lips. Extatique has a nice creamy satin finish that’s slightly sheer giving lips just the right flush of pink and a flirty juicy sheen. Like Poppin’, you’ll want to be sure to exfoliate before popping on Extatique to make sure your lips are in tip top shape for this cute summer pink to look its best.
Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy Revolution Lipstick ($22)
Bold pink lips can definitely take some getting used to if you’re more of a neutral or nude lip kinda girl but Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy Revolution Lipstick (soon to be Vice Lipstick) is a great start. Sheer Anarchy is a vibrant fuchsia with a semi-sheer glossy finish that’s easy to wear as for a flirty natural flush of color or built up to full intensity for a juicy, bright pink pout. It’s a great option for both shy gals and dry lips as it’s rather wearable and the creamy, glossy formula is very easy on the lips and incredibly low maintenance. Just pop it on and go!
NYX Razzle Butter Lipstick ($6)
The only thing better than a good bold pink lipstick is one with a little purple in it! NYX Razzle Butter Lipstick is pretty much the best of both worlds as it’s a flirty vibrant magenta that gives lips a good dose of pink and purple at the same time. Like Sheer Anarchy, Razzle has a semi-sheer glossy finish that’s very easy to apply and, as the name implies, feels like butter on the lips. It’s a wonderful option if you have dry lips because the formula doesn’t emphasize flakes or settle into lip lines making Razzle a fuss free bold pink that you can apply anywhere at anytime. Plus, the flirty glossy finish will top off your summer glow perfectly!