Post #31- Colours of the Season: SUMMER!

Hello Loves! Don’t you just love Summer?! 😁 In Toronto, Summer for me means long days, warm nights, friendly faces thawed out from the previous colder seasons, and colour everywhere! It’s amazing! Music Festivals, and BBQs, and friends hanging out after work because the sun won’t set for some time and even when it does it will still be nice out. Boat rides to the island or back yard pool talks or maybe just the extra Vitamin D make it all wonderful. Whatever it is, Summer itself has me swooning and is easily my favourite season of all. I won’t let the pandemic steal my joy either. God has blessed us with good hot weather already and I hope it’s a precursor of the actual Summer season.

I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, but I was away on purpose getting some much needed rest and some pictures of my favourite summer lippies. Since we’re deep into Spring and the weather has been so summer-like, I thought it best to go ahead and share the colours that peak my interest and will pop just right with any shade of melanin in the Summer. Now, we await the beautiful warm days and sultry nights.

As a personal rule, I usually go for as bold and bright as I can especially because it is usually too warm to wear the usual beat and less product on the face is a win when the humid really gets going.I love a full lash, some kind of glowing product on the face and an on-purpose lippie. That being said, I also included some gloss options as they are often a good way to trick the eye into viewing another area of glow instead of oil while they also provide moisture to your lips. A Little coloured under eye colour and I was ready to SLAY all day! So let me encourage you before I even show you the list, honey look for your brightest and most moisturizing shade of the colour that makes you the most happy and wear it like you mean it this summer. Take it from day to night and hold your head up high whether you’re in a dainty summer dress or a a pair of those fitted jeans that make you smile, smile brightly not just because I said so, but because YOU are beautiful all year round and especially right now.

Some of these colours or brands will be familiar and others may be new. I promise they will all be wonderful. Thanks to my bestie Jilly, we got a good spot on a pretty deserted beach and beautiful sunshine.

  1. Purpsicle by FentyBeauty is a glossy lipstick with tons of purple pigment and shine. It comes in two colours and will leave your lips with a light tint as well. It’s perfect for sandwiches and all of the treats you’ll be eating and has just enough of a pop in it to turn my basic black bathing suit attire into a whole party.

2. PartyGirl by LipCandy is a lovely magenta vegan lipstick packed with healthy oils and vitamins safe enough to ingest just in case you do. Oh and your lips will love the way this feels too. I also decided to mix this with my favourite yellow by NYX in the creamy lipstick Citron to create a sunset ombre look that had me feeling myself.

3. For those beautiful Summer days when you just want your lips to look luscious in a nude of your choosing there are options like Sika from PabaCosmetics that has a gold shimmer matte feeling that acts like a nude with just enough glam on it to win your heart. And let’s not forget that this one comes infused with sunscreen. Thank you PabaCosmetics; Easy by Smashbox from their Be Legendary Lipstick collection; Distro by ColouredRaine which is a metallic nude lipgloss with iridescent purples and pinks present enough to trick the eye and provide coverage while still letting you shine; and of course one of my favourites is a Gloss Bomb by FentyBeauty in the colour Fenty Glow, which allows me to do just that.

4. I love a bright baby pink in any season but a bright bubble gum pink and Sweet Talk by Pop of Love does just that. I paired it with Romantic by Maybelline from the Superstay Matte Ink collection for this bright combination of radiant pinkness. Together these two pinks are matte and long lasting. A win for me since everything seems to run, slip, and slide off of a hot face in the Summer. What’s your pink or bold winner for the Summer months?

Some things to remember when visiting the beach with your lippies: yes Lip wear can melt 🙄 so bring a cooler and get them on ice once you’re finished with your shoot or touch up. Don’t forget to pack lip care with SPF in it, because that skin on your lips needs protection too. And lastly, explore a colour that isn’t traditional to rock this summer. Below is a collage of some of my favourite non-traditional Summer looks. Besides all that, I’m still exploring many different brands and colours bound to excite and accentuate my Summer Lip experience. So look out for part two once we are in the full swing of all things Summer. Until next time, #wearitlikeyoumeanit 💋

Published by Temeka W.

Temeka Williams is a Toronto based 30-something-year-old Musician, Singer-Songwriter. She loves Jesus, Cheese, her friends and family, Aunty time with her niece and nephews, and colour in any form. If she’s not teaching ESL, she’s probably playing her guitar , writing a new song, or testing out some new lip-wear.

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