From bright lipsticks, to low-maintenance tints, there’s nothing like a new lip color to complement those natural (
or faux) summer glows. In honor of the warm-weather months, Bustle tapped some of the top celebrity makeup artists for their summer lipstick color recommendations for 2022, from favorite formulas to the lip trends you need to try.
In terms of trends for the hotter months? “This [season], I’m loving the trend of flushed lips. It’s almost like your natural lip color, but better,” says makeup artist
Grace Pae, who’s known for glamming the likes of Normani, Noah Cyrus, and Jordin Sparks. “[It’s that] just-ate-a-popsicle hint of color.” She recommends dabbing a little product on your finger, rather than applying it directly to your lips from the bullet. And the best part about this hack? It can be done with any lip product you currently have stashed in your makeup bag. Melissa Hernandez, who recently glammed Sydney Sweeney at this year’s Met Gala, prefers a time-tested favorite: “Nothing beats an everyday, [neutral] lipstick,” she says.
Melissa Collazo, a MUA who has prepped models for the runway, adds: “When the temperature warms up, it's time to take it all off. Lip trends for summertime air on the side of lighter formulations and brighter shades; moving away from the opaque warm shades of the fall and winter and into sheerer berries, pinks, and corals.”
Below, twelve beauty experts recommend the best summer lipstick colors for 2022.
We at Bustle only include products that have been independently selected by our editors. We may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article. 1 The Lustrous Berry Oil
Collazo recommends HAUS LABS’ Lip Oil for summer: “[It’s a] hydrating, high shine oil without the stickiness of a gloss, but a pigment that provides just the right amount of pop. [The shade] Sheer Berry is a stunning blue-based pink for every skin tone.”
2 The Gilded Gloss
Makeup artist and influencer,
Ashley Wallace, is known for her full-glam, colorful beats, and always seems to stock her kit with an array of Juvia’s Place lippies. One of her favorites? “[Oasis] can be worn on its own or on top of a variety of lipsticks shades. It gives you a super glossy pop with a shimmery finish.” 3 The Cloud-Like Coral
Collazo points to a Half Magic fave for the warmer months: “Mouth Cloud is soft, airy, and nourishing with a blurring effect. I love to use a small flat, fluffy makeup brush brush (like the Omnia Pro BOM-425) to blend out the edges of the neon coral shade, House Wife Dreamz, to create a blurred matte lip that is so very on-trend.”
4 The Buttery Brown Kelsey Deenihan, who has worked with A-listers like Hilary Duff and Emma Roberts, weighs in with her summer pick. She shares, “I love that it’s clean, hydrating, and stays put all day. It’s packed with hydrating fruit oils so it gives a beautiful satin finish to your lips and won’t leave them dry." 5 The Red-Orange Pop
Best known for being Kylie Jenner’s top makeup artist (and most recently announced as
SOL by Jergens ambassador), Ariel Tejada chimes in with an eye-catching pick that perfectly complements a fresh tan. “A red-orange color that looks great on all skin tones, especially with a summer sun-kissed glow. Stunning.” 6 The Plumping Lip Treatment Monika Blunder has not only glammed the faces of Gemma Chan, Jessica Alba, and Amanda Seyfried, but she also happens to be the founder of (the aptly named brand) Monika Blunder Beauty. For those who prefer no color at all, she says: “This formulation is heavenly, super hydrating, and filled with gorgeous ingredients such as shea butter, avocado oil, squalane and hyaluronic acid. The finish is very sheer, and your lips will feel plump and smooth.” 7 The Scarlet Stain
Collazo shares, “Water Stain gives the high impact, buildable coverage of a liquid lip, with the light-weight look and feel of a lip stain. I love to wear on both my lips and cheeks for a monochromatic flush.”
8 The Rosy Tint
Blunder shares another luxe pick for the summer months: “This is a go-to lip tint in my makeup kit. I love the finish — it gives your lips the perfect wash of color.”
9 The Just-Bitten Lip Loren Canby, who has glammed the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Addison Rae, and more, shares her summer 2022 fave à la Violette_FR: “My go-to lip is the Bisou Balm sheer matte lipstick in Bêtise. It’s the perfect summery cherry popsicle stained lip with a hint of color that’s long lasting.” 10 The Cult-Fave Classic
Tejada points to a tried-and-true classic for summer, sharing that Pillow Talk is “a great [neutral] pink that looks great with any skin tone, [and especially] looks so beautiful with a glow. My go-to color.”
11 The Multi-Use Must
For effortlessly flushed lips à la smooches and iced popsicles, Pae swears by Freck Beauty’s Cheekslime in Jam Sesh. For a monochromatic finish, tap the product on your cheekbones and eyes, too.
12 The Eye-Catching Coral Molly R. Stern, a makeup artist who’s worked with comedians Rebel Wilson and Maya Rudolph, recommends Armani Beauty’s Splendid. It’s a bright pop of color that you won’t have to worry about constantly retouching. 13 The Perfect Gloss Topper
“Glossy lips are the perfect accessory, and my go-to is ShineOn Jelly Lip Gloss by Tower 28 Beauty,” says Hernandez. “The colors are so fun and the high-shine formula glides on seamlessly — resulting in a gorgeous, gleaming pout.”
14 The Rose Petal Pink
The makeup artist to Quinta Brunson,
Renée Loiz, loves Saint Jane’s soft and creamy Luxury Lip Cream in Halo. 15 The Everyday Pink Jenna Kristina, who’s worked with stars like Lily James, Megan Fox, and Lucy Hale, tells Bustle that Chantecaille’s Willow adds hydration and is the “perfect everyday lip.” 16 The Light-As-Air Product Lisa Aharon, who has glammed celebs like Rashida Jones and Florence Welch, is a fan of Kosas’ Weightless Lipsticks. “These are as comfortable as your favorite lip balm and long lasting,” she says. 17 The Drugstore Beige
Who says drugstore lipsticks can’t be high performers? Kristina says Maybelline New York’s Baddest Beige is her “all-time fave.”
18 The ’90s-Inspired Throwback
For some serious coverage, Aharon shares her go-to brown-hued product: “I love the creamy and light feel [of Pose], as well as the shape [of the lipstick] for application.”
19 The Elevated Pink
Kristina adds, “I’m very into finding perfect pinks that feel natural, but also elevate your look. Tom Ford’s Sugar Glider is an incredible option.”
20 The Bold Red
Loiz recommends the Cake Batter formula in the shade Maraschino Cherry from the indie brand Pound Cake Cosmetics, a “pro-black, pro-fat, and pro-queer” company.
21 The Heavenly Matte
Packed with hydrating ingredients like dahlia flower extract, argan oil, and cacao seed butter, Dear Dahlia’s pinky matte lipstick is one of Pae’s favorites — especially in the shade Tender.
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This article was originally published on
April 11, 2022