Red Lipsticks Perfect for Summer

Red Lipsticks Perfect for Summer

I love a good red lip, but sometimes it can come across as too “holiday party.”  So I’ve rounded up a few different reds that have either a bit of orange or pink that are definitely more summer ready.


These lipsticks are true bright reds that you can wear alone for a great pop of color.

Summer Reds - Lipsticks

Maybelline On Fire Red

MAC Lady Danger

OCC Lip Tar in NSFW

Lip Pencils

I usually wear a pencil when I’m wearing intense lip colors just to make sure my lips look….perfect.  These pencils are great for bringing out the purple, pink or orange undertones in red lipstick.  If you already have a few lipsticks, these are fantastic options for changing your look.

MAC Magenta

MAC Beet

MAC Lasting Sensation


So the YSL gloss on the left definitely is purple-y/pink, but when worn over a deep, matte red, it really brings the red alive and makes it so much more vibrant.  The NARS gloss is a pink-y red and likewise it can be worn over a red pencil or lipstick to add some juiciness to your lips.

YSL Golden Gloss in 47

NARS Place Vendome

What are your go-to reds in the summer?