Summer makeup is back, and once again stuffed with waterproof options, tinted moisturizers, sunscreens, and, of course, piles of lip gloss. A true warm weather constant, glossed-up lips signal a carefree, laid-back elegance and, a good gloss can function as the perfect multi-tasker: Layering it on can transform the look of lip stains, lip pencils, and lipsticks, or just wearing it alone makes quick work of getting a subtle, face-brightening color boost. Plus, thanks to its sheer quality, lip gloss is an ideal way to experiment with color and shimmer. So, whether you want to punch things up with shiny brights or cool things down with paler, more natural hues, we've whipped up a collection of the best summer lip glosses in easy-to-wear shades and finishes—think creamy, hints of sparkle, or super sheer—that really have us ready for summer.
Nudes—Neutral glosses play perfectly with a boho chic vibe, but are also sheer enough not to wipe you out.
Corals—Citrus hues are a guaranteed way to kick up any look.
Reds—A good red lends major cool to any summer ensemble.
Purples—With a slight edge, purple glosses provide an alternative and cooler way to tone down lips than with a nude.
Pinks—Super feminine, charming shades of pinks help effortlessly blend a look together.