9 Summer Lipsticks You’ll Love. . . (Reviewed by bloggers, MUA’s and a girl next door!)

July 20, 2015

bloggers, indy bloggers, make up artists, muas, makeup reviews, summer lipsticks

So, I’m super excited about this post because this is my first time collaborating with some other bloggers and MUAs on Big Hair and Foodie Fare- and ALL of them are gorge! I’ve been wanting to do a post for a while on bright summer lip colors- but I’m well aware that the bright colors I like, might not be what everyone else likes. So I reached out to a few bloggers, makeup artists and a beautiful gal friend of mine to see what shades everyone else is diggin’ on this summer, and what’s in!

Here we go gals,  in no particular order (But we’ll start with me! ha!) Click on any of the links for purchase.

Mac- Candy Yum Yum.

  Blogger-Kelli Bastin- Insta: @bighairandfoodiefare

1. Lipstick: Mac- Candy Yum Yum. Lipliner: Mac- Dynamo 

I’ve had this color for a few years now, but really- I wear it at least once a week. Yes, it’s LOUD and yes it’s bright. BUT- I love it! If I’m wearing something boring, or need a wild pop of color, this is my go-to.  It’s a matte lipstick, so it stays put a little longer, too. I don’t have to reapply it as often as I do other lippies. I personally feel like anything with a sheen or shine wears off a bit quicker, so I’m a big fan of matte lip colors. (Suggestion: If you’re wearing a matte lip color, you might want to exfoliate those kissers first! Here is a link to my DIY Sugar Scrub that’s great to prep your lips for a robust lip color!) Plus- what blonde doesn’t like a hot pink lip? AND, I get compliments on this color almost every time I wear it. The liner has orange undertones so you could also pair this with a coral lip, or bright orange lip.

2. For the Drugstore Dupe of this color: Wet n’ Wild Mega Last Lip Color- Pinkerbell

This shade isn’t exactly the same, but has a hint more coral in it. But they are very similar! However, I own both!

(My necklace and ring are from Rockbox. Use my code: “Bighairandfoodiefarexoxo” to sign up for your first month free! )


Regally Soled Jaime - BareMinerals Risk it All

Blogger: Jaime Costilow–    Regally    Insta: @jaimecostilow

 3. Lipstick: Bare Minerals- “Risk it all”

 Jaime: “This punchy shade adds a pop of color to any outfit and instantly brightens your look. It’s so perfect for warmer months!”

Jamie collaborates with another Indy fashion blogger, Kacie Firkins (below) on Regally Soled
Like other fashion admirers around the nation, they love to follow style blogs. While they often see styles that they love, they arenโ€™t always applicable to their  everyday, Midwestern life. (I know a lot of other girls can relate, am I right gals?) Afterall, not all of us can be a part of the ever-growing Kardashian clan or a Real Housewife of Pick-A-City. Through Regally Soled they hope to inspire everyday girls to explore the latest trends โ€“ with a more practical approach.



Blogger: Kacie Firkins Regally Soled    Insta: @kaciefirkins

4. Matte Lip Pencil: Nars- Cruella

 Kacie: “I love how this deep red color adds instant edge to any look, but can also be classic. It’s timeless.”


Kristin Reismiller


Blogger: Kristin Haus   South Lane   Insta: @onsouthlane

5. Lipstick: Stila Liquid Lipstick- Fiery

Kristin: “I wear it year round! This lipstick stays on all day (even when I eat), AND- doesn’t dry my lips out!”

South Lane was recently re-branded, and Kristin is also located in the Midwest. Her blog is an amazing combination of organizational tips, beauty reviews, fasion   and a little bit of everything Kristin loves. I love how she incorporates all aspects of her life into her posts effortlessly. South Lane’s  beautifully simplistic design really draws your attention to it’s content and colorful photos.


Katelyn Williams

Tom Ford Beauty Specialist: Katelyn Williams- Saks Fifth Avenue, Indianapolis Insta: @misskatelynw_

6. Lip Color: Tom Ford- True Coral  

(The above link is to the Tom Ford website- the Saks website didn’t have this item in stock. If you are Indy based- head on over to Saks at the Fashion Mall and ask for Katelyn’s beauty picks at the Tom Ford Counter. She rocks!) Also, doesn’t she have a killer set of lips? Can yous say, JELLY?!?

“The Tom Ford lip colors for summer are ‘True Coral’ (my personal favorite, and the one I’m wearing in this photo), Flamingo, Violet Fatale, and Wild Ginger”. True Coral is being talked about in a lot of magazines as the best coral shade for this summer!”

Tom Ford Lips- Cap

Tom For Lip colors- no cap

Next up, one of my favorite gingers! (and yes, she’s sassy!)

Melmul pout


Make Up Artist: Melissa Mull -Sephora, and Melissa Mull Make Up Designs  Insta: @memull

 7. Sheer Lip Color: Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color- Hot Raspberry

“My favorite lip colors for summer are Bobbi Brown, Hot Raspberry (wearing in the photo above), Nars- Afghan Red, Mac Perpetual Flame, and Maybelline Plum Perfect. All these colors look great on most skin tones.”

Melissa is also located in Indianapolis and is available for special occasion makeup applications. She’s done my makeup on several occasions and I can say the great thing about her is she listens to your preferences and makes sure that you LOVE your finished look! Here is a link to her FB page: Melissa Mull Makeup Designs– like it and follow her MUA adventures!  (Here’s a fierce look she did on me one day just to give you an idea of her mad skills!)


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Next: My beautiful friend Courtney- my gal next door.


Gal Next Door: Courtney Heidi , Drink Slinger and Local Hottie ( haha don’t kill me Court)  Insta: @cheide85

So I felt it was important to include a beautiful gal who wasn’t a regular reviewer of products, or works with makeup for a living, because of most us aren’t bloggers or make up artists, right? What about regular gals who don’t work with makeup all day long, but love to wear it? I asked Courtney to contribute to this because she’s a down to earth cool chick, with amazing taste!

 8. Lipstick: Mac- Rebel Gloss: Mac- Narcissus Cremesheen Lipglass (Limited Edition) — Similar: Mac Lipglass-Heroine

“This color is great for a night out on the town. I bought it for date night. . .because it’s  frickin’ cool. I’m not a makeup artist or anything,  Ok, Kelli?”  BAHAHA. Ok, Court!

And last but NOT least: one of my favorite bloggers- ( She’s been featured in InStyle Magazine AND she does awesome giveaways! Follow her on instagram @mariesbazaar for upcoming giveaways!)

Marie Ernst

Blogger: Marie Ernst Marie’s Bazaar  Insta: @mariesbazaar

9. Lipstick: Sephora Lipstick- Life in Pink

“I love this color because it is matte, so fresh, and makes me feel like a summer flower (is that weird?). There are so many different colours for summer, but this one goes with everything. It is super feminine, and it smells so good!”

(Also can I just say that I love she spells everything with a European flourish? “colour” “matte”- I wish I were this sophisticated!)

Marie moved to Canada from Europe 7 years ago, so it’s been  fun and challenging for her to find a fashion style that would fit the cold winters and the hot summers. She has been discovering her personal style and loves to experiment with new trends. Her blog is a big look book of all her outfits and beauty tips, which is why she called it “Marie’s Bazaar”.  As I mentioned, she does AWESOME prize give aways on her Insta- so check her out! (I collab with her on these sometimes too! Follow me at @bighairandfoodiefare )


I hope this post gave you ladies a wide range of summery lip colors to match any hair color and skin tone. I know I’m personally excited to try some of these new colors myself- I always love a good recommendation! Happy shopping gals! Let me know what you have and love for summer-Comment below!




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