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