We refuse to accept that summer is on its way out (what was that you said about mid-August?), and we’re beyond glad to see that Emmy Rossum is on the same page. The outrageously pretty pink lip color the actress wore to the 2015 Summer TCA Party is warm weather and sunshine in a lipstick tube, which we think is her way of telling us that she, too, is reluctant to let summer go without a fight. A dimensional matte formula that’s slightly sheer, a flattering, wearable bold color that occurs where red, pink, and coral combine—this shade is everything we want for summer and more.
Make like Emmy and give the calendar no mind: any time of year is the perfect time for bright lipstick. Summer isn’t quite over, which means you’ve got several weeks (and the possibility of Indian summer, sometimes!) to wear this one while it’s seasonally appropriate… but who cares if it’s seasonally appropriate when it looks this good?
If you hadn’t already picked up on it, we’ll be wearing this one through autumn and beyond—especially considering that we’ve hunted down two perfect matches to this shade at $6 a pop. Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Mesmerizing Magenta has a creamy, hydrating texture that feels as good as it looks, which is to say, very, very good. It’s matte but not flat (ha), and totally evades the dryness trap that all too many matte formulas fall into. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa has a similarly silky, shockingly moisturizing finish, with bright, ridiculously pigmented color, and a doe-foot applicator that makes it a cinch to apply.
Whether you wear this look through the end of the season, or eschew seasonal trends and keep it in your purse until the tube runs dry… whatever you do, don’t give up on summer so easily.
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