Great Beauty: Lip Bomb

If you're a lip girl, you know who you are (you're always puckering up in pics, your flirt M.O. involves coy lower-lip-biting...). There's no better way to announce your lip love than to accentuate your fave feature with a bold, ultra-luscious lipcolor. Here, we count down the top ten lip shades for summer, and offer up genius lipstick, gloss and stain suggestions so you can rock the look at home!
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 08, 2008

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Pucker up with Benefit 24k Sexy Gold Lipstick to get a soft, matte satin translucent effect. For a shiny finish, apply IMAN Cosmetics Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick in Sheer Gold.

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If you are looking for a surge of color, glaze lips with an electric hot pink hue like CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lipcolor in Everbloom.

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Nothing vamps up your look like a super-hot red. We’re loving Nars Lipstick in Flaming Dust.

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Not ready to go for the bold? Opt for a sheer, sparkling gloss like Tarte Inside Out Lipgloss in Winks, or simply lips with Estée Lauder Lip Shaping Gloss Pencil in Sheer Tawny.

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Glow with bold, vibrant, hues of tropical shades. Try blending a rich orange (MAC Cosmetics Amplified Crème Lipstick in Loudmouth Orange), bright pink (SmashBox Photo Finish Lipstick with Sila-Silk in Flirty), luscious red (MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Russian Red) or burnt coral (Dior Addict Gloss Reflect in Coral Lamé #337).

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Paint lips with the most sought after color of fuchsia. Apply Calvin Klein Delicious Luxury Crème Lipstick in (Vibrant Berry) Fusion #138.

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Attention grabbing and oh-so-chic, this fiery shade adds dimension to full, delectable lips. Try, Cargo PlantLove Botanical Lipstick in Maria.

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Dabble lips in a pop of color with vivid pigments of royalty like, Make Up For Ever Lipstick in #303.

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No matter what the season, saucy pinky-red stains are always sexy. Go for a soft but bright stained like CoverGirl Continuous Color Lipstick in Really Red.

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Electric orange is the perfect backdrop for blazing hot weather. Spice up your lips with Shu Uemura Lipstick in Orange 524.