Summer Lip Picks

I've already mentioned here and there that I like switching my lip products to mostly more sheer products for summer. I just love the look of natural glowy skin with a sheer lip that almost has a blurred edge. I also have found the perfect coral-y color that actually works on me, and a more subtle take on the oh-so-trendy metallic lip.

Lancome Juicy Shaker, 'Vanilla Pop' | I'm here to tell you that all the hype around these is real. The packaging is cute and does seem gimmick-y, but it actually is a really great product and perfect for summer. They're quite sheer but leave a lovely glossy sheen on the lips, and they feel decently moisturizing. The shade Vanilla Pop is a nice pinky neutral shade that just enhances my natural lip color. After trying a more natural shade, I really want to try one of the brighter ones - what's your favorite?

Glossier Generation G, 'Like' | If you've wanted to get your hands on this, run, don't walk and pick it up because all shades of the Generation G lipsticks are currently in stock on Glossier's website. These are such cool products - they apply smoothly and a little sheer like a balm, but they're totally matte so they end up looking like a stain. The shade Like leaves a lovely pink flush to the lips. The two brighter shades, Crush and Jam, would also be great summer staples as they give you that "just ate a popsicle" look.

Glossier Flavored Balm Dotcom, 'Cherry' | I've freaked out about these balms for such a long time now, but the slightly red-tinted Cherry flavor makes the perfect summer addition. It gives you a similar flushed look to the Generation G, but with the intensely hydrating punch of the Balm Dotcom. It smells like cherry candy too, which helps.

Top to Bottom: Lancome Vanilla Pop, Glossier Like, Glossier Cherry Balm Dotcom, Covergirl Candy, Urban Decay Sheer Liar, Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy, Jouer Praline

Top to Bottom: Lancome Vanilla Pop, Glossier Like, Glossier Cherry Balm Dotcom, Covergirl Candy, Urban Decay Sheer Liar, Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy, Jouer Praline

Covergirl Oh Sugar Lip Balm, 'Candy' | I picked this up on a whim and ended up really falling in love. The packaging feels super cheap, but it is drugstore, so it's just the product that counts here. Once this is applied, it genuinely feels like the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments (which I'm sure is what Covergirl was going for). The Candy shade, again (sorry for sounding like a broken record here), gives a nice flush of color to the lips. This is a sheer pinky-red shade similar to the effect of the Glossier Cherry Balm Dotcom. I have the Caramel shade as well, which I'd definitely recommend if you're looking for a warm nude shade.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick, 'Sheer Liar' | In case you haven't noticed, I can't shut up about this lipstick. I think this is what has really gotten me obsessed with these more sheer shades. It's such a pretty nude/neutral shade that's just the perfect mix of pink, peach, and brown. The sheer formula isn't nearly as sheer as my other picks, but it still allows my natural lip shade to show through and adds a lovely sheen. When I wrote my review on these lipsticks I said the shade Backtalk was my most worn, but this is quickly surpassing it.

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick, 'Super Cindy' | I couldn't resist Charlotte Tilbury's latest lipstick launch. Every shade is inspired by a famous woman, and there's something for everyone. I ended up getting two nude(ish) shades (of course), Kim K.W. and Super Cindy. The Super Cindy shade is described as Cindy Crawford's perfect brown-y nude, but it actually is quite peach. Peachy shades usually don't suit me, but this one actually does! I had to include this since peachy shades are a cliche staple for summer, but I've never found one that I like to wear until now. This has the beautiful Matte Revolution formula that's such a comfortable matte but still lasts such a long time on the lips.

Jouer Liquid Lipstick, 'Praline' | I resisted this beautiful metallic bronze-rose shade the first time I ordered some Jouer liquid lipsticks, but I had convinced myself I needed it by the time I made a second order. It's a perfect way to try out the new metallic lip craze because it's quite a natural-looking shade if you were to take out the shimmer - just a nice neutral. Metallic liquid lipsticks can sometimes be finicky and streaky, but this one applies beautifully and has the same lovely formula as Jouer's other shades. These are definitely up there for my favorite liquid lipstick formula.

What are your favorite lip products for summer?