7 Gel Lip Colors That Are Perfect for Gorgeous Summer Lips (PHOTOS)

7 Gel Lip Colors That Are Perfect for Gorgeous Summer Lips (PHOTOS)

Gel maybellineLipstick can sometimes feel a little "too much" for summer (even for someone who wears makeup to the pool like me!), and lip glosses, though pretty, can get really sticky. Gel-based lip colors are the perfect compromise, because they still deliver color and shine, but they're sheer and nourishing enough that your lips will be soft and moisturized without getting gluey. Just the thing for summer smooches!

Here are some of the best formulas and prettiest colors for summer:


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  • Ulta Hydroshine Lip Gel in 'Watermelon'


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    What's more summery than the bright orangey pink of this Ulta Hydroshine Lip Gel?! And such a bargain too. ($4 at Ulta.com)

  • Perfekt Lip Perfection Gel in 'Sunset'


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    Love the gorgeous vibrant coral shade of this paraben-free, lip-plumping Perfekt Lip Perfection Gel, and the texture is velvety smooth. ($24 at Sephora)

  • Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter in 'Tuttie Fruittie'


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    Orange is so flattering, especially with your sunkissed look. The pampering gel formula of Revlon Color Burst contains hydrating mango, and shea and coconut butters. Scrumptious. ($6.99 at Ulta.com)

  • Bare Minerals Remix Loud & Clear Lip Sheer in 'Tangerine Trance'


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    This limited edition lip sheer from Bare Minerals gives you a translucent dose of high-impact color and softens your lips with shea butter and jojoba seed oil. ($15 at Sephora.com)

  • Maybelline Color Whisper by Color Sensation in 'Petal Rebel'


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    Ultra pretty, Maybelline Color Whisper suspends color pigments in a translucent gel base for a gorgeous coverage. This perfect pink is great for a sunny summer smooch. ($7.49 MSRP, available at Maybelline.com and drugstores)

  • Real Colors Hydra Lips Waterproof Gel Lip Liner in 'Nudist'


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    This waterproof gel lip liner by Real Colors is a great product to wear alone, with a little lip balm, or layered under another gel lip color. ($5.49 at SallyBeauty.com)

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