Remember those crazy-hot days last summer when it felt like your makeup was literally melting off your face? Yeah, we were right there with you. That's why we want to be prepared this season, but we also refuse to sacrifice our personal style in the name of wearing non-melty makeup.
So, we called in makeup pro James Vincent to put a summertime spin on one of our standby looks: bold lipstick. With a few choice products, he gave our associate sales development manager Alex a bright, look-at-me lip that's practically begging to be worn poolside. Follow along with his step-by-step instructions, above.
Sephora Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Magenta, $16, available at Sephora; Ramy When Hairy Met Sealy, $20, available at Ramy; Make Up For Ever Small Concealer Brush Number 174, $21, available at Sephora; Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Hyacinth, $25, available at Barneys New York.