These Runway Inspired Shades Are the Official Lipstick Looks of Summer

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Melons, Lilacs, and Oxblood...no we're not making a grocery list for the strangest BBQ slash Blood Moon festival ever, these are some of this summer's best lipstick shades to try out. Don't judge the names, we have a feeling you'll love them.  Let's take a look at 7 fresh new hues to try out this season!

1. Lilac

Tanya Taylor's models at this year's Spring/Summer NYFW show rocked the most delicate shade of the season: lilac. There's no better time than summer to try a shade named for a flower. Create a fresh-as-a-lilac look with light eye makeup, a dewy foundation, and a touch of highlighter. For evening, glam up this sweet shade with a crisp cat-eye, a la Rihanna.

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2.  Hot Pink

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Marchesa's models sported hot pink lips with elegant gowns at this year's NYFW Spring/Summer show, and there's no other shade that feels more quintessentially summer. Access your inner Barbie Girl with a classic hot pink lip and a clean face like those at Marchesa's shows, or punk it up a bit with a dark under-eye liner like this great look at Giles's show.

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3. Oxblood

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A dark lip isn't just for Fall or Winter anymore, and Antonio Marras's Spring/Summer showcase proved that.  Go the avant-garde route with the matte stain and artful eye of Antonio Marras's show, or go glossy glam like the models at Givenchy's show.

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4. Chestnut

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This smokey chestnut hue donned the lips of the models at Kenzo's Spring/Summer show this year and has been on trend ever since. One great thing about chestnut is that it functions as a neutral nude that can go with just about anything while looking good on any skin tone. Surprisingly, you can't go wrong with this unusual tone.

5. Cherry Red

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Jenny Packham's Spring/Summer show this year was all about candy tones. Just looking at the color palette could transport you right to the beach. Pair your electric cherry red with equally electric eyes for a fun, playful look, or go with a sleek 'do and minimal makeup on the rest of your face for a look similar to DKNY's.

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6. Metallic Purple

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Did you know dark lips aren't just for the cold months anymore? This look from Cushnie et Ochs is a great example of a great dark summer lip. Coupled with slicked back hair and a white outfit, you'll be the freshest summer hottie in the room.

7. Melon Sherbet

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This pastel melon sherbet look from Jeremy Scott's show this year not only matches our favorite summer treats, but it also just looks so fun to wear.  Although you don't need much else on your face when wearing this lipstick shade, how fun would it be to go all out and try the bold eye makeup that Scott's models wore?

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