Five Great Orangey Red Lipsticks to Help Beat the Dog Days of Summer

It’s hot. Face meltingly, makeup destroyingly hot. When it gets this gross outside, and the heat and humidity make sure I look like I’ve just come from a workout- no matter where I’ve been-  I have to rely on a pretty light makeup routine to keep my skin happy. When minimal eyeshadow and light foundation are a must, the best products in my makeup bag are my lipsticks.

I’m sure there’s some #science to back up my summer-makeup-theory: if I wear lipstick as bright as the sun, the heat deflects and keeps me cooler. Sound unlikely? Yea, but that’s what delusion is for.

Anyway, I love orangey lipsticks. The love really kicked into high gear when I found an old lip crayon for this tutorial, and realized how much I really dug wearing such a vibrant warm pop of color, especially now that my hair is lighter. Here are my five favorite orangey-red lipsticks to help beat the summer heat.

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My ‘Hurry Up Spring’ Makeup- Basic Lids and Orange Lips

I’m in full denial about the snow outside my door. It’s frigid, snow is everywhere (not as bad as the East Coast- sorry Boston) and I’m over it. In order to fool myself into thinking it will be warm soon, I decided to put on some Spring/Summer makeup. This is the makeup I go for when I know I’m going to live in sunglasses- minimal eye makeup, maximum lips.

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