Model, actress and activist Emily Ratajkowski rarely changes up her makeup look, and when you are that gorgeous, there is no real reason to do so. Her signature nude-brown-pink lip looks effortlessly chic no matter what she is wearing on a given day or night, so lately I’ve been loving to recreate it myself.
This universally flattering lip color is perfect for achieving a sun-kissed summertime glow–with or without the sun. By adding bronzer and this season’s must-have sunset-inspired eyeshadow, this natural-looking lip appears polished.
Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen in Honey by Fresh: Protect and nourish your lips while giving them a healthy wash of color with this cult favorite balm. $24, Sephora
Glass Tinting Lips-Talk in Ruffle Dress (BR401) by Etude House: I’ve gotten way into K-beauty this year; from sheet masks to lip stains, I cannot get enough of the East’s fun, effective and inexpensive skincare and makeup products. Ruffle Dress by Etude House (one of my fav K-beauty brands!) is the perfect barely-there brown with a subtle satin finish. $7.28, Etude House
Generation G in Leo by Glossier: What kind of Glossier Rep would I be if I didn’t include their easy-to-use matte lip in this post? Gen G is a must-have for lipstick newbies, low-maintenance beauty lovers and even glam gals on-the-go. Swipe on 1-2 coats for a sheer look, or build it up for more intense color. $18, Glossier
Multistick in Cashew by Bite Beauty: Bite Beauty’s long-wearing Multistick is an essential in every lady’s beauty collection because it is safe to use on eyes, face and lips. Create a sun-kissed monochromatic makeup look with Cashew, a dusty brown-pink nude. $24, Sephora
Butter Gloss in Tiramisu by NYX: Alone or layered over a matte lip, this cult favorite gloss is as affordable as it is delish. And, it is known throughout the beauty community as one of the most universally flattering makeup products. You will definitely be restocking this one as soon as you run out of it. Prices vary, drugstores
Satin Lip Pencil in Bansar by NARS: I received a hefty sample size of NARS’ Satin Lip Pencil a couple years ago as a member of Sephora’s Beauty Insider rewards program, and it’s been a staple ever since! The formula feels so creamy; I love the way it melts onto the lips and adapts to flatter different skin tones. And, when the rich pigments begins to fade, it doesn’t look messy or splotchy. Instead, it fades evenly, leaving lips with a diffused wash of color. $27, Sephora
Intense Butter Gloss in Tres Leches by NYX: Tres Leches is nearly identical to Tiramisu–except the color is much richer and the formula is slightly shinier. It is still super easy to apply, though, so Tres Leches is all you will need for a stress-free special occasion look–no tricky lip liners or streaky liquid lipsticks required! Prices vary, drugstores