When it comes to summer 2020 makeup looks, experts agree the eyes have it — but that doesn’t mean you should sleep on your lipstick stash. Glosses, balms, and lipsticks still have a home in your warm-weather makeup routine, and summer 2020’s lipstick colors and trends are just are varied as those graphic eyeliner and neon shadow looks you’ve been trying out.Summer 2020’s lippies are wide-reaching and include everything from bold hues to clear balms (we need to stay hydrated, after all). For those looking to be adventurous in the warmer weather, color reigns supreme, and nothing is off the table when it comes to your lip product’s finish.
Makeup artist Allie Smith sees a shift toward purple-toned lippies, predicting that fuchsia-based reds will be a trend. She says the shade is universally appealing, and fuchsia-toned hues will pop with any outfit — even brighter ones.
Warm, peach shades are often cited as must-haves in any collection, and that’s why Dominique Cosmetics owner and content creator Christen Dominique predicts they’ll make a return this season. “Warm, peachy nudes are always such a hit in the summertime,” says Dominique, whose favorite shade is her own Cream Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Kiss. “It pairs well with a variety of complexions, and you can glam it up or play it down.”For those looking to try the trend, neutrals are often recommended with bolder eye looks, making it a perfect pairing with graphic liner or neon hues. But for those who want to keep things simple, the shade lends itself to a more understated look, too.
“Brown lipsticks and brown lip glosses will be on the rise,” makeup artists have remarked.Balms
Makeup artist and Cherie partner Katey Denno, whose clients include Beanie Feldstein and Amanda Seyfried, predicts a more natural trend in summer 2020, with a move away from transferrable, potentially sticky products that could result in heat meltdowns. “Summer 2020 is all about sheer, not gooey lip balms in a stick,” she says.
Artist Couture owner Angel Merino sees bold reds — a perennial favorite — among summer 2020’s top trends, explaining that the color is “sexy” and “passionate,” which plays into its popularity. “It’s the perfect way to dress up any makeup look with minimal effort,” he says. “It also screams baecation even if you’re just at home.”