During the Summer, sometimes it's refreshing to tone down my look and opt for a luxe shade that adds subtle color without being over-the-top. That's why all season I've been carrying Japonesque's Pro Performance Lipstick in Shade 7 ($20) in my purse at all times. The color is rich, but it still manages to be subtle, perfect for when I'm not in the mood for a bold lip. Also, the lipstick is smooth and long-lasting, so I can rock it from happy hour until the end of the night without fear that it's slowly melting in the hot weather.
— Aemilia Madden, editorial assistant