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Must Have Summer Lip Colors

Lip color or more commonly known as Lipstick, is a girl’s best friend. It was about 5,000 years ago when lipstick was first invented. Sumerian men (yes men!) & women used to crush gemstones and used them on their lips and around the eyes to enhance their looks. No matter how much makeup we do, it looks incomplete without a lovely shade of lipstick. Lipstick helps us to achieve the look of our choice. It enhances our overall appearance. SO lets check my post on Must Have Summer Lip Colors.

Must Have Summer Lip Colors

So summer is in full swing in India. Hot, humid, sweaty, sticky summer days! What a headache, isn’t it? Especially when it comes to applying makeup! Absolutely no makeup is still okay if we’re going for work or college. But what about all the parties & invitations? We can’t go there without any makeup. But hot, sweaty summer days force us to keep our makeup bare minimum. So how to achieve our preferred look then? Well, lipsticks can be your savior during such occasions. Nothing can enhance our looks like a lipstick. Summer calls for lightweight dresses and less accessories, but bright, dazzling lip colors can instantly add a bling to our look. In this article, we have brought together a few must have lip colors for summer that will take your summer style quotient a few notches up in no time 🙂 Let’s check them out!

Red as must have summer lip color 

Red symbolizes fire and heat. And that’s why red is an absolute must have color for summer. Red lips never go out of fashion. Red pouts are stylish and fun! For summer daytime, go for a sheer shade as they will give you only a hint of color. These sheer shades are great for natural looking lips. Matte and glossy shades are best for summer evening/night as they give intensely pigmented and rich color that stays for a long time.

Orangey red or coral reds look good on fair skin tone. True reds or reds with pink hints look good on medium fair skin tones. Blue based reds like fig, cherry, maroon etc are best options for dark skin tone.

Some of the best red lipsticks available in the market are MAC Russian Red, L’oreal Paris color riche red passion (true red), Elle 18 color bomb crimson red (maroon based red), Lakme 9 to 5 red coat, Revlon super lustrous really red (matte red), Lakme absolute gloss addict lipstick red delight, Maybelline Colour Sensational ‘Fatal Red’ etc.

Pink as must have summer lip color

We love to wear pink lipsticks. Most of us probably entered the world of lipstick with a pink lipstick. Pink is such a girly shade and favorite lip color for most of us girls. Summer is a great season to flaunt our pinky-pinky pout.

Soft and sheer pink shades go really well with fair skin tone. Pink with peachy hints, light baby pinks and petal pink shades are also great for fair skin tone. Try Maybelline Color Sensation High Shine in Pink Freeze.

Medium fair skinned beauties can pull of most shades of pink with ease. Watermelon pink & nudish pinks complement medium fair skin tone really well. Mauve based pinks, baby pinks, Fuchsia, Deep pink shades with slight hint of caramel & brown also go well with this skin tone. Choose L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Ballerina Shoes or MAC Lipstick in Candy Yum-Yum.

Dark skinned beauties should opt for bright and bold pink shades & the ones with hint of purple. If you love to be adventurous, try fuchsia (Maybelline Superstay 14HR Lipstick in Fuchsia Forever).

Few other great pink lipsticks that can be found in the market are Street Wear color rich lipstick Pink Satin, Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Desert Rose, Faces Mineral Lipstick Passion Rose, Avon Ultra color rich lipstick Dream Fuchsia etc.

Orange as must have summer lip color

Orange lipsticks are a massive trend these days. It’s funky and stylish. There are many who don’t feel comfortable wearing red lippies. Orange is the perfect substitute for them. Orange is a youthful & flattering shade and wearing orange lipstick can actually brighten up our skin tone. Keep your makeup minimum with orange lipsticks. Either highlight your eyes or the lips. But ‘smoky eyes’ is a big no!

Bright pastel shades of orange works great for fair skinned beauties. Choose Colorbar Sheer Creme Lust Lipstick 09 Orange Bliss or Bourjois Shine Edition lipstick.

If you have medium fair complexion, then opt for orange shades that are darker than your natural lip color. Try Colorbar Matte Touch lipstick 25 Two for Tango, Maybelline color show intense fashionable lip color orange icon.

Brown based orange lipsticks are best for dusky divas. Opt for Lancome Rouge in love lipstick 174 crazy tangerine, Rimmel Kate Moss lasting finish lipstick #12, Revlon Colorburst Lacquer balm in tease.

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Obsessed Orange, Faces Moisture Rich Lipstick French rose, Streetwear color rich lipstick Pink Pirouette, Maybelline moisture extream color sensational lipstick bronze orange are some of the best pocket friendly orange lipsticks available in Indian market.

Coral as must have summer lip color

Coral lipstick is a girl’s best friend. Coral lipsticks are great for summer. Coral is a shade between pink and orange and is very much wearable for any occasion. This shade goes well with almost every skin tone. Coral Lipsticks are one of the hottest trends of summer. The trick is to keeping the rest of the makeup minimum while applying coral lipstick.

Lighter peach based coral is best for fair complexion (Maybelline ColorSensational glam polish ‘GLAM 9’, L’oreal rouge caresse lipstick ‘DATING CORAL’).

For medium fair skin tone, opt for a coral shade with yellow hue in it. Also vibrant coral shades go really well with such complexion (Rimmel London 1000 kisses transfer proof lip tint ‘Don’t stop Blushing’, Avon ultra color rich moisture seduction lipstick ‘raspberry’).

Dusky complexion should choose orangey corals or red-orange corals (Avon Extra Lasting Lipstick Vibrant Coral, L’Oreal Paris Collection Star Pure Reds CSR 1 Pure Fire).

Inglot Freedom system Lipstick in 73, Lotus herbals lipstick in carnation, Maybelline coral lusture high shine color sensational lipstick, Maybelline bold matte 02 lipstick, Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Kiss me Coral etc are some of the coral lipsticks available in the market.

Purple as must have lip color

Yes, purple! It’s a little unconventional shade. But nothing can brighten up our look instantly like a couple of swipes of purple lipstick. It’s a super trendy and quirky shade. It’s bold and beautiful. Purple lipstick is little difficult to pull off, but once you know which shade is best suited for you, it just looks great.

Lavender based purples go well with medium and fair skinned beauties and dusky divas should opt for more plum based shades. Remember to keep your makeup minimal with purple pouts.

Some of the best purple lipsticks available here in India are: Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Plum Paradise, Maybelline 14 hour lipstick in Please stay plum, Lakme absolute matte lipstick perfect kiss, L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Accords Intense (Plum Passion-290), Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick (Violet Chrome-321) etc.

Bright, bold, dazzling lip colors are the greatest fashion tool for summer. So go ahead and choose your favorite ‘must have summer lip color’ and just rock the season 🙂 Stay Pretty 🙂 & yes, don’t forget to share your favorite summer lip color below!

About Rashmita Rakshit

Rashmita Rakshit
Rashmita is born & brought up in Kolkata, She is a pure Bengali by heart. Makeup and Food are her biggest weaknesses. She has a good amount of cookbook in her collection.Traveling is her another love. She dreams to travel the entire world some time. She believes in 'tell the world what you intend to do, but first show it'.


  1. Kiran Raj Singh

    great post dear love it 🙂

  2. i love corals a lot during summer

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