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6 Matte Lipstick Shades That are Perfect for Summer

As the temperatures rise and we welcome the vibrant energy of summer, it's the perfect time to refresh our makeup wardrobes. The lipstick we choose can dramatically shift our look, making us feel bold, playful, or sophisticated. And with the right shade of matte lipstick, we can create a lasting impression that carries us confidently from beach days to breezy summer evenings.


Selecting the perfect matte lipstick for summer isn't just about following trends, it's about finding shades that resonate with our personal style, complement our skin tone, and match the sun-soaked ambiance of the season. From classic hues to fresh tints, here are six matte lipstick shades that will have you embracing the summer vibe in no time.





Flirty Coral

Starting our summer color journey, we introduce you to a stunning coral, “Feel The Heat.”. This vivacious shade, with its brilliant blend of orange and pink undertones, captures the radiant warmth and fun-loving spirit of the summer season. It's like a burst of sunshine that complements a wide range of skin tones, adding a fresh pop of color to your summer look.


During the day, this coral shade shines when paired with minimal eye makeup. Think soft, neutral eyeshadow and a couple of coats of mascara to let your lips be the star of the show. Complement this with a light sweep of bronzer across your cheeks, temples, and jawline to further enhance that sun-kissed glow.


As the sun goes down, this versatile color transitions beautifully into your nighttime look. Match it with a bold, winged eyeliner and voluminous lashes for a more dramatic, yet balanced appearance. As for your outfit, Feel the Heat pairs brilliantly with white or pastel colors to let your lips make a stunning statement.


It promises a vibrant, long-lasting color with a smooth, matte finish. Dive into the coral craze and get your perfect summer companion here.


Classic Nude

Moving onto a more understated elegance, we have the timeless classic nude shade. This shade is a summer essential, offering a soft, neutral tone that radiates sophistication. With its balance of warm and cool undertones, it creates a versatile, effortless look that pairs well with just about any outfit or occasion.


Our shade, “At First Glance” allows you to play with your eye makeup. For a chic daytime look, try a monochromatic style with a nude eyeshadow palette. Add a touch of mascara and a light dusting of a sun-kissed bronzer for a beautifully harmonized look.


For those sultry summer nights, elevate your look with a dramatic smoky eye. The neutrality of the nude lip will balance the boldness of your eyes, creating a stunning, yet refined contrast. For your outfit, this shade is incredibly versatile, complementing bold and vibrant colors, as well as more muted earth tones.


For the perfect classic nude shade this summer, look no further than Colorlab's "At First Glance" Liquid Matte Lipstick. Its long-lasting, matte finish and flattering shade make it the ultimate summer must-have. Discover the allure of a Classic Nude lip here.


Berry Pink

Adding a playful burst of color to our summer collection is the stunning berry pink shade, Playtime. This captivating shade marries the richness of a berry hue with the flirtatious appeal of pink. It's a vibrant choice for summer that adds a splash of fun to any outfit and occasion, making it a favorite for outdoor events and garden parties.


For an everyday, fun-in-the-sun look, pair this berry lipstick with a soft, neutral eyeshadow. A simple dash of mascara is all you need to highlight your eyes without overshadowing the vibrancy of your lips. You can also opt for a matching pink blush for a harmonious, sun-kissed glow.


For those magical summer evenings, elevate your look with a shimmery highlighter on your cheekbones and a hint of a deeper, smoky eye shadow. This not only adds a touch of drama but also creates a stunning contrast to your berry pink lips.


When it comes to clothing, Playtime is incredibly versatile. It pairs beautifully with white, black, or any pastel color, giving your outfit a chic, fashion-forward edge.


For the ultimate berry pink shade this summer, Colorlab's "Playtime" Liquid Matte Lipstick is the way to go. With its vibrant hue and long-lasting matte finish, you'll be ready to turn heads and make a lasting impression. Embrace the playful side of summer with "Playtime" here.


Fiery Red

Our journey through summer colors would be incomplete without a classic fiiery red. Regardless of the season, a red lipstick is a beauty staple. Its bold and timeless appeal remains a show-stopper, embodying confidence and sophistication. The summer twist? Opt for a matte finish to keep your fiery red from looking too overpowering during the sun-drenched days.


In the daytime, let your red lips be the statement. Pair this striking shade with minimal makeup - perhaps a hint of eyeliner, a coat or two of mascara, and a soft flush of blush to keep the focus on your vibrant lips.


As the evening sets in, red lipstick beautifully transitions into your night-time look. You can keep the rest of your makeup neutral, allowing your fiery lips to take center stage, or, for a classic Hollywood glamour, add a winged eyeliner and a gentle sweep of highlighter on your cheekbones.


When it comes to your outfit, red is incredibly versatile. It can provide a striking contrast to a monochromatic black or white ensemble, or blend seamlessly with earth tones or darker hues for a more refined look.


Meet your new summer favorite: Colorlab's "Ready?" Liquid Matte Lipstick. Its rich hue and matte finish promises a stunning look that will turn heads wherever you go. Embrace the confidence of Fiery Red this summer with "Ready?" available here.


Dusty Rose

Next on our list of summer favorites is the beautiful and elegant dusty rose. This sophisticated shade brings a touch of vintage charm and feminine grace to any makeup look. With its earthy, muted pink tone, it offers an understated, romantic appeal that perfectly complements the soft, warm hues of the summer season.


For a daytime look, dusty rose pairs beautifully with a neutral eyeshadow palette, bringing an elegant harmony to your overall makeup. Add a hint of mascara and a light dusting of a rosy blush to enhance your natural glow.


Transitioning into the evening, this shade becomes the perfect partner for a slightly deeper eye makeup look. A smoky eyeshadow in brown or bronze tones can create a stunning, yet balanced, contrast with your lips. A little highlighter on your cheekbones adds a touch of summer radiance to your look.


When it comes to your outfit, the color is wonderfully versatile. It pairs effortlessly with neutral tones for a monochromatic look or with bold patterns for a sophisticated contrast.


The ideal dusty rose for this summer is Colorlab's "Bar None" Liquid Matte Lipstick. Its rich tone and matte finish make it a fabulous choice for any summer occasion. Discover the soft allure of a dusty rose lip with "Bar None" here.


Nude Peach

As we round off our summer favorites, we introduce you to the fresh and playful nude peach. This shade takes the classic nude and adds a hint of sun-kissed warmth, making it the perfect choice for those wanting to experiment with color, yet maintain an understated elegance. The soft peachy tone adds a bright freshness to your look that is perfect for the summer season.


For a simple and fresh daytime look, pair nude peach with a neutral eyeshadow and a touch of mascara. A light dusting of bronzer or a peach blush will enhance your natural glow and complement the warmth of your lips.


In the evening, the shade is versatile enough to pair with a more dramatic eye. Opt for a smoky bronze eyeshadow and a touch of highlighter on your cheekbones for a stunningly radiant look. When it comes to your outfit, this color pairs well with effortlessly chic with whites, neutrals, and pastel hues.


Colorlab's "Skinny Dip" Liquid Matte Lipstick is the go-to nude peach shade this summer. However, with Colorlab's custom blend lipstick systems, you can also create your perfect shade tailored to your complexion. Here is a suggested formula for crafting the perfect nude peach:


  • Liquid Matte Base

  • 2 Large scoops Flawless Finish

  • .25 Wineberry

  • .50 Coral (split into two .25 additions)

  • .25 Marigold

  • .75 Peach (split into .50 and .25 additions)

  • 6 drops Peach Sorbet flavor



By mixing these elements, you can create a nude peach lipstick that not only complements your skin tone perfectly but also captures your unique style. Explore the endless possibilities with Colorlab's "Skinny Dip" here or customize your own nude peach using the custom blend lipstick systems here.


Closing Thoughts

As we embrace the warmth and vibrancy of the summer season, switching up our lipstick palette offers an exciting way to update our look. From the playful Berry Pink to the timeless Classic Nude, the fiery confidence of Red to the vintage charm of Dusty Rose, and the understated elegance of Nude Peach - this summer is all about exploring colors that reflect your personal style and complement the season's sun-kissed aura.


Whether you're drawn to Colorlab's ready-to-wear shades such as "Feel the Heat," "At First Glance," "Playtime," "Ready?," "Bar None," and "Skinny Dip," or wish to experiment with our custom blend lipstick systems to create your own unique shade, the possibilities are endless.


These six matte lipstick shades are set to take center stage this summer, adding a fresh twist to your makeup routine. So, go ahead and find your perfect summer hue or even better, create it! Remember, the best lipstick shade for you is the one that makes you feel fabulous. So here's to a summer of confidence, fun, and bold matte lips!


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