Makeup Mondays- My fave summer lipstick shades

I love wearing makeup but because of the heat, I don’t like wearing mass amounts of makeup on my face. Lipstick however, is always an option that works for all seasons. In the summer, I tend to wear brighter lipstick colors (especially pink) because I feel that it gives life to my face, my outfit and my overall appearance and demeanor (yes a lipstick has the power to do all that!) Here are 3 of my favorite shades to wear in the summer but are versatile enough to be worn throughout the year.


MAC-Candy Yum Yum














My favorite color is pink so it’s a given that I have to rock a pink lip color during the summer. Candy Yum Yum by MAC is one of my favorite shades because its bright and pops but it doesn’t look like clown or costume makeup whether you wear it with a full face of makeup or by itself. I like wearing Candy Yum Yum when I want a pout that is fun, flirty and reminiscent of the “Amore Luxe” logo lol…If you aren’t afraid to try something bold but fun, Candy Yum Yum is the color for you!


MAC-So Chaud













When I went into the MAC store a few months ago, I asked the makeup artist for a bright color that had red undertones to it but would work with different makeup looks and he suggested this shade called So Chaud. I wasn’t used to wearing any colors remotely related to orange but I really like this color because its bright but not overpowering. I use a brown lipliner with it to tone the color down when I want to be more subtle but I love wearing this shade with gold shadow and bronzer because I feel that it makes my whole face glow and shimmer. This color works well in the fall and the shade reminds me of some of the prettiest Autumn leaves that fall near my home. Versatility is key with this shade and I feel that So Chaud is the perfect shade to achieve a variety of looks.


MAC-Ruby Woo

















I saved the best for last! I LOVE Ruby Woo with all of my heart. It is the most versatile red that I’ve ever used and it looks good on every complexion from fair to dark skin. It a powerful red that can be toned down by wearing it alone or amplified by wearing with lip gloss. It lasts all day and I don’t feel the need to put any other makeup on my face when I rock this shade. This is my summer/fall/winter/spring color for these reasons and more and I feel like summertime is the best time to take a chance and rock Ruby Woo. You won’t be disappointed:)


Post your fave summer lipstick shades below as well as any other great ideas for Makeup Mondays!


Always remember to love and live luxuriously!