5 Blush-and-Lipstick Combos, Because Summer Is About to Get Bright

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Summer is here! And you know what? Things are about to get bright. If you've been leaning on soft blush colors and neutral lipsticks, it's time to switch it up for a bolder blush-and-lipstick combo. Because less is more during the warmer months, dewy skin paired with flushed cheeks and juicy lips is a go-to makeup look you'll want to wear on repeat. Check out some of-the-moment cheek-and-lip combos to try this season.

Pop of Pink
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Pop of Pink

You simply can't go wrong with a pink blush; it's a shade that flatters all skin tones. The Benefit Wanderful World Silky-Soft Powder Blush ($29) in Crystah is a vivid strawberry pink that instantly livens the complexion with a single sweep. Pair it with the Clarins Lip Comfort Oil ($27) in Cherry, and you've got the perfect duo for a look that feels fresh and effortless.

Orange Crush
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Orange Crush

Bright orange might not be your first choice when it comes to blush, but hear us out! The Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush ($22) in Fuego Flush is surprisingly wearable. It goes on sheer and can be buildable to your own preference. We love it paired with the Clinique Chubby Stick ($19) in Mega Melon.

Raspberry Flush
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Raspberry Flush

The Undone Beauty Water Blush ($10) in Raspberry melts into the skin, leaving a natural-looking glow. It goes on sheer and is ultrablendable, settling with a sheer, dewy finish. To kick up the color intensity, match it with the Nars Lipstick ($26) in Schiap, a vivid pink with a nondrying, matte finish.

Pink Coral
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Pink Coral

Pink coral, coral pink — whichever the case, this color combo is undeniably good for summer. The NYX Sweet Cheeks Creamy Powder Blush ($8) in Citrine Rose is super pigmented, so a little goes a long way. It contains a micro-pearl-infused formula that delivers a gorgeous, luminous glow. Teamed with the Chanel Rouge Coco Baume ($42) in Flirty Coral, it's everything you could want in a summer beauty look.

Feelin' Peachy
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Feelin' Peachy

For a look that describes your peachy mood, the Milani Supercharged Cheek + Lip Multistick ($9) in Peach Thrill is so nourishing and creamy that it simply melts onto the skin. Not to mention it's perfect for creating an effortless sun-kissed look and on-the-go touch-ups. It's a match made in heaven with the NYX This Is Milky Gloss ($9) in Moo-dy Peach, a sheer coral that's as hydrating as it is glossy.