Pucker Up

This summer, speak out with a bright painted pout. Here, W editors reveal their favorite summer lipsticks.

NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave

“This light pink, shimmering lip color from Tom Ford has a hint of coral, which off sets a summer glow quite nicely.” – Sarah Leon, Web Editor

Tom Ford Lip Color Shine in Smitten, $48,


“In this humidity, bold lipstick can quickly melt into The Joker look. This bright lip paint adheres like a stain, but still looks juicy and fresh.” – Katie Becker, Beauty Editor

Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Lip Vinyl in Original Mix, $23,


“There is nothing better than a nude lip for summer.” – Karla Martinez de Salas, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

MAC Lipstick in Yash, $16,


“I wear this subtle shimmering color alone or over any shade of lipstick to make it glisten.” – Kristin Auble, Research Editor

Dior Addict Gloss in Delice, $30,


“Since falling for NARS smear-proof semi matte lipsticks a few years ago, I’ve picked a new signature bright lip each summer. Last year, my go-to was a shocking pink called Schiap; this year, I’m going with the classic orange-red Heat Wave.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editorial Associate

NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave, $26,


“When you feel like you’re about to melt in the city heat, this punchy coral Chanel lip stain will stick with you all day.” – Sam Walker, Assistant Accessories Editor

Chanel Lipstick in Coral crush, $35,


“I rarely wear a bright lip, but when I do I want it to pop. This fire shade is my go-to when things cool down in the evenings.” – Kat Herriman, Digital Editorial Assistant

Dolce & Gabbana Cream Lipstick in Fire, $33,


“I hate anything too heavy or glossy in the summer—it all just liquifies the second you go outside. This lovely semi-sheer nude shade keeps my lips hydrated and protects them from the sun.” – Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Honey with SPF 15, $23,


“I’ve finally found the perfect pink lipstick. Inspired by the cult classic, Endless Summer, this bright sheer shade makes my complexion look sun-kissed.” – Mia Adorante, Associate to the Fashion and Style Director

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick in Perfect Wave, $22,


“I tend to go towards moisturizing, hydrating, and restorative in the summer. Tata Harper’s products are incredibly refreshing and she uses natural ingredients in her products. This has rosy tint to it so it also adds a bit of color.” – Gillian Sagansky, Associate to the Editor in Chief

Tata Harper Natural Lip Treatment in Be Adored, $28,