There’s so much to love about summer! Everything gets a little brighter – especially when it comes to our hair, nails or even makeup. We’re all determined for this summer to be different than the last, roaring ‘20s round two. In turn, we’ll be sure to see some bright and playful lips! Those soft nudes and browns will be taking a backseat as vibrant and pastel hues come out to play.
While Covid-19 put a stop to a majority of lip trends last year, the gloss texture trend has been starting back up and lip products are once again a must-have makeup essential. Since masks are still a part of our everyday routine, using a matte lipstick is the best lip product that won’t bleed or transfer. For when you remove your mask, you can apply a gloss to give your lips a nice shiny finish. This way, you can still participate in the colorful trends without sacrificing the residue on your mask.
These summer colors will be reflective of all our moods, especially as we look towards moving forward after a rough year and start to get our lives back on track. See below for long-lasting *vegan* lip products with shades that you’ll be sure to see all over your IG feed and IRL too!
Lime Crime has been a vegan and cruelty-free brand before it was the norm. The brand is known for their vibrant and colorful makeup and hair products so individuals can celebrate life through color. Beet It Matte Lipstick ($20, limecrime.com) is a perfect base. You can top it off with a coat of lip gloss like, Extra Extra Poppin Wet Cherry Lip Gloss ($24, limecrime.com).
Christian Audette, the luxury beauty brand recently partnered with Gigi Goode to create a limited-edition collection of four new lip products. BLOODE ($29, christianaudette.com) is a suede matte bold red lipstick that is formulated to be hydrating and comfortable on the lips, while also having the staying power of a matte. The lipstick is enriched with Vitamins C & E to support collagen production and fight free radicals, while moisturizing ingredients work to hydrate and prevent creasing, flaking and drying.
Honest Beauty offers a Demi Matte Lip Crayon in Peony ($12.99, honest.com) which locks in high-impact color with a glide-on-the-go matte lip crayon. The satiny soft lip crayon delivers a luscious, demi-matte finish. For those who are more of a lip balm fanatic the Tinted Lip Balm in Dragon Fruit ($8.99, honest.com) is for you. It’s a happy medium between the balm and lipstick which you’ve been craving in a sheen, juicy sweet shade.
Kat Von D has a beautiful Exclusive Liquid Lipstick Bundle Vol. III ($34, kvdveganbeauty.com) with three full-size everlasting liquid lipsticks in shades perfect for summer! This high-pigment liquid formula glides over lips and dries to a long-lasting, true matte finish. Plus, it’s packed with natural moisturizers, including Vitamin E and sunflower seed wax so it’s comfortable yet beautiful.