While it is hard to think of a matte red lip in the summer, a sheer red gloss provides a great pop of color without being overbearing. It’s just so very easy to throw on a red gloss or balm and go out to brave this heat and humidity. Save your matte lipsticks for fall and winter.
Maybelline Cherry Me Baby Lips Lipbalm:
Probably the cheapest, least committal red of the bunch. I’m on my second tube. It’s lipbalm with just a hint of color.
Bobbi Brown Lipgloss in Hollywood Red
Bobbi Brown’s glosses are always worth the money. This shade comes out as “candy apple red” on your lips, so be sure to minimize your eye makeup.
Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Sizzle
Revlon’s lipglosses all have great lasting power. Love this color of Sizzle, which has a hint of orange with your red.
Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry
This is a cross between a lipbalm and a lipstick. Chunky Cherry is flattering on everyone’s skintone.
Kevyn Aucoin Pasiflora gloss
Another beautiful color gloss by Kevyn Aucoin. Wear this on a fresh face for a big statement.
Besame Sweetheart Balm in Cherry
Besame balms are quite addictive. This is the perfect minimal amount of red to wear. Gives you just enough color to show off your summer tan.
Now that you have your red glosses down, you need to consider a blue polish for those finger and toes. To figure out your perfect shade, click here and have a Happy 4th of July!
For the perfect dress to wear this 4th, be sure to see our StyleBlueprint guide for what to wear in this oppressive heat with patriotic flair: click here.