Now we’re partnering with the social beauty platform Preen.me to source the most gorgeous makeup looks created with our Beauty Award-winning products. We don’t know where spring went, but one thing’s for sure: Summer is pretty much here. If you crave a fresh look to complement the new season, you don’t need to buy a whole new wardrobe. Instead, try one of these makeup techniques for lips that scream “summer”:
Bright and Bold Pink
Preen.me user Heidy E is wearing our Beauty Award-winning Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in Bourgogne Artistique, one of the 14 best beauty products to look hot after hours. “A bold pop of color on the lips is an instant pick-me-up for your face,” says Jill Percia, Women’s Health’s beauty editor. “Before rocking it, exfoliate lips so they’re smooth—apply a slick of Lip Balm, then use your fingertips to massage in a pinch of granulated sugar for about 30 seconds. Rinse, and then lips are ready to go!”
Preen.me user Misty B paired her nude lip with our Beauty Award-winning Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, one of the 16 best beauty products to look polished and professional at work. “A creamy nude lip never fails to make me feel sexy, and I love it paired with a smoky eye,” says Percia. That said, pure beige hues can look unnatural or chalky. A quick fix: Use a shade with a tinge of baby pink to make this look more flattering.
Preen.me user Maya D is wearing our Beauty Award-winning Revlon Color Stay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Preview, one of the 16 best beauty products to look polished and professional at work. “I often wear a petal pink shade like this to work—it’s perfect for the office,” says Percia. For a polished-looking pout that lasts from nine to five, Percia recommends lining your lips with a color that matches your lipstick before you smooth on lipstick. Bonus: It will make your lips look even more defined.