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The Best Lipsticks For Summer: Hydrating, Long-Lasting, Lightweight

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Here now, the very Best In Beauty: Cosmetics, skin care, nail polish, and more tiny miracles personally vetted and loved by our editors.

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Summer lipstick is a different planet from winter lipstick. For one, there's the matter of the elements: It's hot, possibly humid, and the sun is blazin'. On top of that, no one wants to look too "done" in the summer: A winter-perfect matte red just looks so fussy this time of year.

To the rescue are seven of our editors' favorite lip products for the warmer months, imparting just the right dose of long-lasting color paired with hydration in lightweight formulas. From drugstore lip balms to a dual cheek and lip shine, find your new favorite below.

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