Our summer 2012 beauty trend countdown: bold lips

Bold-Lips-Spring-2012-Runway.jpgTop row, L-R: Anna Sui, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan. Bottom row, L-R: Christian Dior, Jason Wu, Rick Owens.

Want to know how to look beautiful and totally on trend this summer? Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you the beauty trends you need to know about and incorporate into your routine, stat–and the products that will give you the looks in a flash.

This week, we’re bringing you bold lips. We’re loving this trend because it’s not really normal for summertime! But bright, bold puckers were seen all over the runways this season, casting aside the notion that deep reds and pinks are just for fall and winter. All shades of red and pink are definitely in the mix, but coral and orange have worked their way in, too. Check out our favorite takes on the various colors.

Coral-Lip-Colors-Summer-2012-Beauty-Trends.jpgCoral
Is there anything more summery than a beautiful, peachy coral lip? Not quite red, not quite pink, not quite orange … this one perfectly offsets bronzed or pale skin and makes our mouths water.

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Calypso
Packed with gold shimmer for a gorgeously glossy glow.
$29.50 at nordstrom.com

Fresh Sugar Coral Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
Slicks on easily, leaves behind a pretty coral stain and lasts for hours. Not to mention it protects your lips from harmful UV rays!
$22.50 at beauty.com

Korres Mango Butter Lipstick SPF 10 in Coral
Bold and bright, and the mango butter makes your lips feel amazing.
$18 at sephora.com

Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Color in Coral Crush
This lipstick has a pinkish tinge that really sets it apart from the rest of the coral crowd. It dries semi matte, so it’s perfect for a night out on the town.
$7.49 at ulta.com

Orange-Lips-Summer-2012-Beauty-Trends.jpgOrange
Looking for a vibrant color that really makes a statement? Head for traffic-stopping orange.

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Zinfandel
We love the way this feels on our lips, and the precision you get with a pencil form makes it worth salivating over!
$24 at sephora.com

Topshop Lips in Infrared
Although this lipstick is super bright orange, there’s somehow a softness to it that makes it less harsh in everyday light.
$16 at topshop.com

NYX Indie Flick Matte Lipstick
The boldest of the bunch–a fiery orange that makes us want to go salsa dancing.
$5.99 at ulta.com

Red-Lips-Summer-2012-Beauty-Trends.jpgRed
Red definitely shocks us as a summer lip color go-to, but we’re loving the bold change.

M.A.C Ruffian Red Lipstick
This cult favorite was recently brought back into rotation, much to the fans’ (including ours!) glee. It just doesn’t get more classic than this blue-red shade.
$14.50 at maccosmetics.com

Yes to Carrots Color Balm in Soft Plum
If you’re looking for just a hint of color, in addition to supersoft lips, this balm is the one for you.
$5.99 at yestocarrots.com

Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain in Flamenco
The deep berry hue is gorgeous, but it’s the fun marker-like application that really got us. But be forewarned, this stains lips instantly–and takes a LOT of makeup remover.
$19 at sephora.com

Pink-Lipstick-Summer-2012-Beauty-Trends.jpgPink
Does it get more girly and feminine than pink? We think not.

Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Lucky
The blue tone makes this lipstick look brightly, shockingly hot pink. And it’s DIOR. Need we say more?
$30 at sephora.com

NARS True Matte Lipstick in Carthage
This lipstick is definitely a matte. We’re obsessed with its stain-like quality and eye-popping hot pink hue.
$25 at barneys.com

CoverGirl Blast Flipstick Blendable Lip Duo in Perky
Two for the price of one? Sign us up, especially with this duo, since the colors look equally gorgeous on their own or layered atop one another. We’re totally loving the frosty pale pink.
$7.99 at drugstore.com

Runway photos via style.com.

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