Venturing outside in glitter eye shadow, goth-inspired eyeliner, or striped blush led to a few mixed reactions, but the spring runways weren't only limited to outlandish looks likely to melt in summertime heat. One of the most wearable beauty trends was the multitude of lip colors on the catwalks. From bright pops of color like the hot-pink pouts at Jil Sander to the barely-there nudes at rag & bone, there were hues for the bold and bare-faced alike. We gathered up 120 of our favorite summery shades and asked a group of intrepid volunteers to sample them in our latest Shop-a-Matic. There are smudge-proof stains, moisturizing balms, and more, all guaranteed to be the easiest way to looked polished, even when it's unbearably hot and sticky out.
Dolce & Gabbana The Lipstick in Venere
Why We Like It: Orange lips sprung up everywhere from Vena Cava to Fendi and is surprisingly flattering on an array of skin tones, especially when the shade leans more towards juicy orange with red undertones than pale coral.
Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunk Cherry
Why We Like It: Donning red lipstick can be intimidating but this lightweight balm is a gentle introduction into the red family. It's glossy and sheer to give the illusion of having just eaten a cherry Popsicle.
Sephora Glossy Gloss in Maple Syrup
Why We Like It: A barely there gloss with flecks of shimmer like this one will add dimension to that deceptively named but still requiring loads of product to achieve "natural" look.
NYC New York Color Smooch Proof Lip Stain in Forever Freesia
Why We Like It: Eye-catching neon pink lipstick can be hard to maintain if you want to eat or drink anything but a flushed pink stain like this one mimics the look without leaving lip prints everywhere.
M.A.C. Lustre Lipstick in Musky Amethyst
Why We Like It: For those who are looking to buck the trend and wear darker lips in the summer, this M.A.C. hue builds in intensity: a little swipe adds a sheer purple wash and a few layers creates a deep bordeaux lip.