• Amanda Olivo

Top 5 Lipstick Tips to Conquer Memorial Day Weekend #MDW

Break out your white jeans, dust off your shorts and flowy dresses, pack your bathing suits...it's Memorial Day weekend and we are serving you our top #lipstick recommendations!

While 2020 has definitely proven to be an extra-ordinary year, Memorial Day still signals the start of the summer season. Beaches and pools are opening (with social distancing measures in place) and the smell of cooking on the grill is arising. If you are planning to catch some rays on the sand, happy hour over Zoom, or have a family bbq, our top five lipstick recommendations ahead will have your #lips covered for all events!

1. Lip Tint with SPF

Protecting your skin is always a priority and that means your lips too! For a day at the beach wear a lip tint or balm with at least SPF 15. This will give you a pop of color and the protection your lippies need to stay hydrated and prevent chapping or worse burning. Believe me you don't want burned lips! Ouch!

SPF Lip Recommendations:

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment with SPF 15

I LOVE this lip treatment! Hydration and protection all in one tube...YES PLEASE! This Fresh lip treatment also comes in 13 flattering shades for all skin types!

Favorite colors: Rose and Poppy

Retail: $24

Kiel's Butterstick Lip Treatment with SPF 30

Favorite colors: Touch of Berry

Retail: $24

2. Coral and Orange Lipsticks

Just like your white jeans, your favorite coral lipstick or orange shade is probably at the bottom of your pile at this point. Do some digging and break these babies into the light! Perfect for Friday night date night (from your backyard) or those weekly happy hour Zoom calls, the warmer weather means warm summer tones are BACK! If you are normally intimidated by brighter lipsticks, find a coral pink and then ease into something more orange. You have a whole weekend to experiment and have fun!


Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Sunset Orange

Don't be fooled by the price. This lipstick is HUGE and comes with a pencil sharpener. Sunset Orange is a fun guava-orange. It looks more peachy/coral on me, but more orange on skin tones with a darker complexion. Our beautiful melanin sisters this is calling your name!

Retail: $29

MAC Cosmetics Love Me Lipstick

You need your lipstick to last all day and keep your lips from chapping? Hello Love Me Lipstick...this lipstick is HERE.FOR.YOU.

Infused with argan oil this lipstick delivers the power punch of pigmented color MAC is known for and keeps your lips nice and plump. Grab shades in Shamelessly Vain and My Little Secret to conquer your #lipsticklooks for #MDW.

Retail: $19

3. Berry Berry Berrylicious!

If you watch my #lipstories on Instagram, you know I LOVE a good berry lipstick. I am a strong believer that like a red lipstick, everyone needs a go-to berry lipstick. If you haven't already whipped yours out for the season RUN to get yours! Doing some day shopping, running to Costco or the grocery store to stock up for the weekend (even behind a mask)...your berry lipstick is the perfect companion.


Rebel by MAC

This lipstick might have been one of my gateway lipsticks. It should have more of a following then Ruby Woo because I truly believe it looks good on EVERYONE. Yes, I said it. Some days it looks more plum, some days it looks more pink.

Retail: $19

Golden Gate by #LIPSTORIES Sephora Collection

This line packs a punch! Great pigmented colors, fun packaging, AND affordable price!

Retail: $9

Bare Blackberry Lip Tint by Bobbi Brown

If you want a berry look, but are intimidated by the bold berry lipsticks. Try out this lip tint by Bobbi Brown. It feels amazing and gives you just that touch of color. Bare Raspberry is also a great choice!

Retail: $29

4. Hot Hot Pink

Summer is here and that means the hot weather should be reflected in our lipstick game. The pastels of spring have had their season the bold and bright colors are dare I say...bringing sexy back! If you haven't dipped your toes into the pool of hot pink shades try going for a red with more pink undertones first or a darker pink then your trusty everyday work pink.

The world of lipsticks is vast and fun to explore, don't hold yourself back from diving into some of those bolder shades!

A long weekend is just the time to have fun with your lipsticks and embrace fun, bright colors!


Boy Gorgeous by Marc Jacobs

Long-lasting and highly pigmented!

Retail: $32

Breathing Fire by MAC

Retail: $19

5. Summer Red

You can NEVER have to many red lipsticks! Yes, I just gave you permission to buy another one! Summer reds are bright, fun, and lean toward the orangey side. For a summer red, find your TRUE red power lipstick or o


MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in either Brave Red or Dare You (depends on skin tone, one has yellow undertones and the other is more brownish)

Both of these come out nice and bright and perfect for summer with a little bit of a sheen to give you a glossy texture.

Retail: $19

There you go! Your 5 lipsticks for every Memorial Weekend occasion. Share your #MDW lipstick looks in our Facebook Group and follow us on Instagram for more lipstick tips and daily lip looks!

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