The Most Affordable Way To Wear Summer's Biggest Lipstick Trends

Some equate the start of summer with the passing of Memorial Day; others know it by the number of sweet peaches populating the produce aisle in the grocery store. But for us, seeing an influx of bright, vibrant lipstick shades does the trick — and this season is no different. Lately, celebrity looks have got us hankering for ultra-saturated lip color in fuchsia, tomato red, and even the unexpected pitch black.
Also ubiquitous right now? Looks from the opposite end of the spectrum, as neutral shades are being paired with borderline-neon eyeshadows or sheer monochromatic makeup. Whether you opt for standout brights or sheer washes of pink, peach, or beige, the biggest lipstick trends of the summer offer something for everyone. See our favorites, ahead — all of which can be had for just a few bucks from
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Scorching Hot Pink

What’s better than popsicle lips? A shock of hot pink in a matte finish. Channel your best Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with this formula, which gets top marks for rich, shine-free color payoff that won't leave lips dry (and, despite the shade name, goes on as a bright, red-leaning pink).
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Creamy Nude

With the number of stars who have been wearing sheer monochromatic makeup as of late, your-lips-but-better lip color in a satin finish has never looked better.
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Black Out

That dark-lipped look Beyoncé wore back in March is still on our minds, which is a good sign that we should embrace the bold and adventurous trend. This matte-black formula is made more wearable with a drop of oxblood; paired with dewy skin and well-groomed brows, it's surprisingly summer-friendly.
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Understate Gloss

If you're giving the acid-bright eyeshadow look a go, like Alison Brie and a handful of other stars have lately, then this barely-there gloss is your new BFF.
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Blood Orange

Everyone from Lily Collins to Amber Heard has made vibrant orange-red lipstick the new frontrunner for summer.

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