Sunshiney! Hot! Fun! Bright! Carefree! These are words we often associate with Summer, and accordingly they can be used to describe the season's latest collections of lip glosses and cheek colors. They've got zip, they've got zing, but don't let the bold colors fool you, they are as gossamer and light as a Summer's breeze. And, to me at least, they are completely irresistible. Here are the ones truly worth mentioning:
Guerlain Maxi Shine Lipgloss includes delectable colors like poppy, watermelon, and coral, that practically pop off the shelf with their vibrancy. I'm giving you the link of course but the one-dimensional colors on the website don't nearly do them justice, you'll have to go to Nordy's or Sephora to see for yourself. Anyway, the colors may seem intense but they apply quite sheer, so you can control the amount of color you want. The formula is hydrating, gently plumping, and not at all sticky or goopy. Nothing is worse in the Summer heat than a thick and gloppy lipgloss!
Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Lip Cooler is ingenious! The all natural liquid lip balm/lip color is applied with a wand that has a cooling metal roller ball at the tip. Not only does the roller ball smooth, soothe, and cool your lips, but it ensures only a hint of color is blended onto your mouth. And the colors are all soft and sheer anyway. With shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and soybean oil it couldn't be more nourishing. It's a natural beauty!
Smashbox Heatwave Lipgloss Set is all you need for Summer. Each one of the four colors is perfection itself and would be flattering on virtually any skin tone. They come in the season's trendiest hues - just pop the set into your purse and you will be prepared for any occasion. The cheery shades provide intense pigment and super shine, and are housed in adorable squat little rectangles. I purchased my set within seconds of laying eyes on it!
Josie Maran Coconut Water Cheek Gelee is getting tons of positive press lately and with good reason. As with Korres it is a natural brand, and includes ingredients like the very hydrating and healthy coconut water. But best of all is the super sheer consistency- a cross between a gel and a cream - that wears like a stain. There is a shade for every skin tone and I can't imagine anyone not being satisfied with this little wonder.
If you haven't been out there to look at the summer color collections yet I really recommend that you do. The hot and heavenly hues will be sure to get you in the spirit of things. After all, the summer solstice is right around the corner.