Southern women believe red lipstick to be a year-round beauty staple. Others might consider their crimson lip only fit for an annual spin on the holiday party circuit, but we happen to know the power of this statement-making choice, and it deserves a front-and-center role 365 days a year.
If you’ve ever wanted to don red during the warmer (read: sweltering-hot) months and it somehow felt off, it might be because you’re reaching for the wrong hue.
First and foremost, your summer red should pull a little cooler than your fall and winter reds. Depending on your skin tone, it can even border on deep pink or, at the other end of the spectrum, a bright coral. Take a scroll through a few of our favorite summer-red lipsticks to make sure you hit just the right temperature.