Summer is finally starting to show New Yorkers its true colors – and we couldn’t be happier. It’s finally time to pack away the snow boots and strap on our espadrilles as the higher temperatures make their way into town. For those who love all things beauty, nothing says “summer” like a fresh coat of bright nail polish and a swipe of summery lipstick. Here are our top five favorite lip and nail shades for Summer 2018.
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“We’re bringing back all four of your all-time favorite shades as brand new Lip Kits!” Kylie Jenner
1. Classic Peachy Nude
Nothing shows off a nice tan like a classic, peachy nude shade. This shade will go with any outfit of your choice and can be worn on sunny afternoons, as well as nights out on the town. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Gigi Hadid have been rocking this shade lately, even to prestigious events such as the 2018 Met Gala.
2. Vibrant Red
This stand-out shade lip shade will turn heads wherever you go! Not only is this shade perfect for a summer’s night out, but it is also universally flattering on all skin tones, and will dress up any outfit.
SHADE – SEPHORA #LIPSTORIES COLLECTION “FIRST CLASS”
3. Mauve Pink
Looking for something different to wear on your lips this summer? This on-trend lip shade of pink will have you standing out in any crowd. It’s fun, flirty, and perfect for a cute, summery look.
4. True Red
If you’re looking for a safer option, you can never go wrong with a classic, true red lip shade to dress up any look. A red lipstick truly pops with a chic, monochromatic outfit. Channel your inner Taylor Swift and turn heads in a classic red this season.
5. Clear Lip Gloss
Going for the ‘au-naturale’ look this summer? Nothing says effortless and natural like a clear lip gloss to make your natural lip pigmentation shine through. This look lifts the face and makes your lips appear fuller (Kylie Jenner who?). Even using a clear chapstick or a dab of Vaseline can do the trick on a budget.
1. True White
Plain, white nail polish has been everywhere this season. Not only does it match any outfit, but it shows off your golden tan. White nails look elegant, classy, and bright – perfect for the summer season.
This bright shade of orangey-red is perfect for the summer. It will truly make your nails ‘pop’ and totally freshen up any look you choose to wear. This nail shade is a fun choice for those looking for a fun, yet classy shade to wear.
SHADE – ESSIE “THE FUSCHIA IS BRIGHT
3. Neon Yellow
Perhaps the hottest color of the season is neon yellow – or anything neon, in fact. We’ve been seeing it on bikinis, jewelry, and, of course, nails. Neon yellow nails are a fun way to take a trendy fashion risk, without spending too much money or giving too much commitment. Look trendy, yet chic, this summer with a freshly painted neon manicure.
SHADE – CHINA GLAZE “YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI
4. Baby Pink
If you like to stick to more of a minimalist look, baby pink nails are perfect for you. Baby pink is the perfect shade for those who want a tiny pop of color, without doing anything too wild. We have seen this nail shade on trend for many years, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere – it’s a true classic!
SHADE – OPI “BEYOND THE PALE PINK
5. French Manicured Nails
Speaking of classics, nothing gets more classic than the French manicure. Got a job interview this summer? This look is perfect. Have a prom to attend? Great. Going on a first date? Look no further. The French manicure is good for all events; it will give your nails a professional and neat look, while also giving you an appropriate nail look for a night out. Not to mention – this manicure will last you longer than any color because if it chips, it’s hardly noticeable. The French manicure truly can’t be beat.