It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman’s make-up must only emphasize one part of her face: eyes or lips, never both. So with the summer heat kicking up a notch, why not beat the eye make-up melt and focus on red hot lips for a change?
Here are three great options for getting that perfect, playful red lip with the newest products of the season. All offer saucy sex appeal with a single swipe— what more could a girl ask for?
1. Play it subtle with a stain— CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain ($8.69), to be exact. The industry-favorite stain guarantees color all day long because it paints on then dries, adhering to your lips for a no-smudge look to beat the summer heat. Pucker up with Scarlet Pucker, a deep cherry red.
2. For high-wattage gloss, get addicted to Dior’s Addict Ultra Gloss in Little Red Dress ($26.50), a brand new arrival at Sephora.com. Shimmery micropearls create the illusion of plumper lips as they sparkle, and the sleek mirrored tube is as glamorous as the gleaming product inside.
3. Red lipstick may be classic, but this product’s on the cutting edge: the very latest in red lips is designer Mark Fast’s Limited Edition L’Absolu Rouge lipstick for Lancôme with a rich red entitled Fast Kisses ($35). But you’ll have to get it fast: this collaboration is on sale for three days only, starting on June 17. To snare a traditional red lips in a quite untraditional manner, you’ll have to get ’em while they’re hot!