In the summer, I think it’s a good idea to keep the eye makeup simple and go bold with the lips. I mean, look at Gwen Stefani-- she wears red lipstick while running. Plus, the sun just makes your eyes water and eye makeup ends up getting creased and tragic looking by the end of the day anyway. A layer of mascara along with a bright, bold lipstick freshens up the face by creating a more alert you-- it is an unbeatable look. It’s warm outside, why waste time putting eyeliner on when you could be enjoying the gorgeous day? I’m going to showcase my top three lipstick choices in case you want to catch some rays with a seductive pout.
L'Oreal Colour Riche Drumbeat Red
Available at: drugstore.com
L’Oreal Colour Riche Drumbeat Red lip color is a beautiful true red. It is deep red and will get your lips to pucker up fast and give off the Marilyn Monroe vibe instantly. Sexual and downright sassy best describe this shade. The best part is that you can actually rely on getting moist soft lips when applying this line from L’Oreal. The line is designed to soften the puckers and make them look beyond kissable. How could anyone resist?
Yves Saint Laurent makes sky-high killer shoes and they definitely make some long lasting gloss. A brand that really grasps what women want presents Gloss Volupte, a sheer sensual gloss stick that may make it to your list of favorite lip glosses. This gloss is non-sticky and yummy tasting with a small hint of mint. Hey, if you’re making them kissable why not make your lips smell good while you are at it? If you are looking for a high powered tube then I suggest you grab a tube of Gloss Volupte.
Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupte
Available at: yslbeautyus.com
Now, if high priced lipstick isn’t your thing, try one of my new favorite lipsticks from Wet ‘n’ Wild. The Silk Finish Lipstick is unreal for $1.29. I mean seriously how could you say no to this? The Fuchsia with Blue Pearl is such a fun color; it makes me want to wear a polka-dot outfit. Something about this color is magic and brings out the girly, happy me. I guess what really makes me smile is the fact that I can actually get an excellent lipstick for that price. So, if this doesn’t make you happy then not much will.
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.