Make Your Lips Blush This Summer

Step into the season with a dreamy neutral shade that's great for every occasion: rosy nude. The buildable hue is the perfect one to keep on you at all times—and the fact that it's a current red carpet favorite means you have plenty of looks to use for inspiration!

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Neutral-colored lipsticks are the easiest and most versatile items to have in your makeup kit. Not only do they pair well with most looks (think: a dark smoky-eye or colorful, graphic liner), they can also be easily adjusted to better suit activities both casual and formal.

The delicate color range comes in a variety of shades that match many different skin tones. Unlike stark light nudes and deep browns, a rosy nude isn't overpowering and provides a slight flush on the lips without looking too much like makeup. 

Bella Hadid at the amFAR 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cap D'Antibes, France. Photograph courtesy of Venturelli/Getty Images
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For some inspiration, just look to the red carpets. Starting back in May with the Cannes Film Festival and the Met Gala, lots of our favorite entertainers and street-style stars have been showcasing expert applications of pink-tinted browns.

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Try the understated lip color that will pull together your looks all season long!

For Light Tones

Match your skin's pink undertones with rosy nudes that have more pink than brown. The cooler the tone, the better it will look against pale and ivory skin. Keep things casual by adding clear mascara and a lightly colored blush—or, for nighttime, pair it with a sharp cat eye. 

Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte, $32, narscosmetics.com.
Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Angelic Nude, $17, tartecosmetics.com.
Super Lustrous Lipstick in Rose and Shine by Revlon, $9, ulta.com.
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For Medium Tones

With your skin tone, you can vary one shade darker or lighter than your natural color. Play around with customization by layering a light rose over a darker rose lip pencil—it will add varying levels of color so the lip shade doesn't blend into your skin too much. 

Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Tea Rose, $4, nyxcosmetics.com.
New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel in Eat Cake, $30, marcjacobs.com.
Lipliner Pencil in Nude Rose, $25, clarinsusa.com.

For Dark Tones

A deeper, warmer pink that has more of a brown tone will look best with your complexion. Since you're working with neutrals, may we suggest pairing this lip color with a bold pastel eyeliner or a layer of glossy eyeshadow (remember that?!) on your lids. 

K.I.S.S.I.N.G. in Stoned Rose, $32, charlottetilbury.com.
Alter Ego Lipstick in Minimalist, $17, loraccosmetics.com.
Lipstick in Finally Free, $17, maccosmetics.com.
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