Makeup Wars Summer Lip Colors!

This week our Makeup Warriors of Makeup Wars are talking about their favorites summer lippies! You would think this would be an easy task, but it was difficult for me because I have SO many! I had to go through my stash several times and pare down. The result is the following list! Make sure to click on the logos at the end of this post to see the rest of our bloggers choices!

Last week I showed you the fabulous lipsticks from my friend Eddie Funkhouser. Kiki, from the Chromographic line,  made my list of best summer lippies.

Kiki is a color rich medium berry pink. What I love about this shade is that it is neutral–it doesn’t pull too cool or warm making it a universally flattering shade! I just love the soft, cushion-y feel and how it easily it applies. When I hear the name Kiki,  I immediately think of Kiki Dee and the song she recorded with Elton John “Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart.”  Yes, I’m old–if you are under 40, Google it youngsters.  While the song isn’t a classic, Kiki is and I can’t guarantee that you won’t break some hearts while wearing this lipstick!

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Streak. This is my desert island lipstick—if I had to choose only one lipstick for the summer, Streak would be it, I’ve been wearing it nearly every day. Everyone knows I am cuckoo for coral and Streak has the perfect ratio of pink to orange that equals coral. I also love the cream formula; it hugs lips, applies beautifully, provides moisture, has great color payoff and has a super creamy texture.

Another Urban Decay Vice Lipstick I’ve been wearing is the limited edition Fuel from the Heat Collection. Read my review here.

I just love the Tarte Lip Sculptor Gloss/Lipsticks and my favorite shade is Voltage. These provide the ideal mix of a creamy lipstick with a shiny gloss in one product to create the perfect lip. I love lipstick, but more often than not I find myself adding a gloss on top for the glossy texture and added shine. Tarte’s Tarte The Lip Sculptor Double Ended Lipstick & Gloss is the best of both worlds and allows for you to create and customize lots of different combinations and looks. Wear the lipstick alone, gloss alone or layer them like I do. Mix different shades and textures to your delight!

Laura Geller Love Me Dew in Mango Sorbet is quintessential summer! It’s a beautiful melon shade that reminds of a fruity drink with a paper umbrella in it—bright and juicy! Wow, this lip crayon is much nicer than their more expensive counterparts! It’s glossy, moisturizing, long lasting and feels like a balm on the lips. I got this in a set at Nordstrom and it has three beautiful and wearable shades: Mango Sorbet, Happiful,  a vivid pink and Watermelon Cooler, a pinky coral.

If you prefer a more natural look for summer, you’ll want Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss in Tea Rose. Tea Rose is a light, sheer pink nude shimmer. It’s perfect for everyday wear as well as a topper over other lipsticks and glosses. It adds the perfect amount of shine and by applying a small amount to the center of my lips, and it completely transforms whatever lip look I’m wearing.

Do you have a favorite summer lip color? Make sure to check out the other bloggers summer lippie choices!


  • Lola Seicento

    What gorgeous picks, Cindy! Mally Tea Rose is just my type of close! I need that one now!

  • My oldest daughter is very much into lip colors lately. She keeps coming home with lot’s of new lipsticks/stains/glosses, all in these shades.

    • Watch her, that’s how my makeup addiction started! LOL

  • Jeanine

    These are beautiful lip colors. A few even look like they would be great for fall.

  • Robin rue

    I love all of these shades! I need some new lipsticks in my life! I think I need to get one of these.

  • I am so surprised at how well I controlled myself, this time around. I usually end up with a 1000 page novel length post for MW. lol I love your selections, you picked some good ones.

    • I had to keep going back and paring down time after time!

  • Melissa Chapman

    The colors and textures all look so good my lipstick is so bland compared to those. I would try Urban decay or Kiki for a new look.

    • Buying a new lipstick can update your look and lift your mood and it’s pretty cheap!

  • marciaf

    I love UD lipsticks since they are fragrance free. Streak looks just beautiful, a true Cindy color. I like Mally Tea Rose too.

  • Cecilia C. Cannon

    I am always on the hunt for a good lip gloss as my lips are so pale. Thanks for all the tips!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I love Voltage too. Streak would be a good shade for me for summer

    • Streak would look beautiful on you–I’m telling you it’s a must have!!

  • Beth Davidson

    I’m scared to have lipstick in my home right now. My son recently decided chapstick is a new crayon color. Maybe I can look good in a couple of years… lol

  • I just picked up the Vice lipstick in Ravenswood – a perfect dusty rose!

  • I love that Vice lippie, Streak is one of my favs!

  • There shouldn’t be a war, let’s just get everything! Lol. I love nude shades and UB’s lippies are really good and moisturizing! I love that Voltage!

  • Jen Mathews

    I still need to try some of Eddie F’s products!

  • Cassie Liz

    I think my favourite is the first Urban Decay one but really all these colours look lovely!! The Voltage looks fantastic too

    • The Urban Decay Vice lipsticks have a heavenly formula!

  • I know liquid lipsticks are the new craze but I love my tube. I’ve never used a UD lippie, but I’d be sure to check them out.

    • The Urban Decay Vice lipsticks come in 100 shades, there is sure to be at least one that is perfect for you!

  • Don’t go breaking my heart! I haven’t heard that song in forever. I know that Kiki Dee sang on that song, but I have absolutely no clue who she is! Anyway, great lipstick shades. It’s always fun to see what others keep in their purses.

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one that remembers that song! It’s sounds so dumb now! LOL

  • TheLocdBella

    My favorite lip color is Ruby woo for Summer. It’s so bright and captivating. If I had to choose from the list, I’d definitely go with Eddie.

  • Streak is so pretty.

    • I LOVE it to death, my fav lipstick of ALL time!

  • Pam

    OOoooo… I like the streak, but I also really like the lip gloss in the light rose color with shimmer. They’re all pretty good choices, but my faves are those two. 🙂

  • I love streak and tea rose. Those are pretty and I think I would love them.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Great roundup. I love all the shades and brands you picked

  • Alice Snell

    A lovely selection of lip products! I haven’t tried anything new from Mally in a while.

  • shoshana sue

    Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss in Tea Rose is really beautiful. And you are right, it seems perfect for everyday wear because it subtly shimmers and that is what I look for in shimmery lip-wear.

  • Ayana Pitterson

    I love the subtle shimmer in the H3 lip gloss in tea rose. I tend to wear lip glosses more in the day as I work in the military and have to adhere to strict makeup standards. Definitely checking out some of these pieces.

  • Eddie’s lipsticks are amazing! It’s one of my favorite formulas.

  • These lip colours look lovely! I am allergic to most lipsticks which is so frustrating as I would love to be able to wear some different colours!

  • They are all beautiful shades but I really like the kiki shade. It reminds me of watermelon it looks so beautiful x

  • Amber Nelson

    I just started getting into lipstick. These shades are all so much fun!

  • I personally prefer bold or dark shades but during the summer, lighter tones are perfect and has a more natural look! I think these are all great choices. Vice, though is a clear winner.

  • Fuel has been my JAM this Summer! I love it!

  • Lynnette Joselly

    omg yes I have been finding myself wearing more shades of red for the summer season. It’s actually a perfect color for the daytime.

  • Brittany Muddamalle

    I love all of these colors! I have been obsessed with different bright colors this summer and I would love to check out more!

  • These lip colors are perfect for the summer. I have a few outfits that I like to wear during the summer that these would be perfect for.