Everyone’s wearing these low-maintenance berry lipstick shades this summer

Berry shades seem to be the muted take on a red lip for summer. Think effortless, low-maintenance and easy to achieve…

A collage of Kerry Washington, Sienna Miller and Viola Davis wearing berry lipstick
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This summer, berry tones are the underrated lipstick shade for creating the illusion that you’ve made an effort without actually putting in a lot of effort – making them perfect for any upcoming occasion. 

Finding a truly long-lasting lipstick can be a hard task, but when it comes to bolder shades, avoiding that dreaded faded look is even more of a challenge. After the best tinted lip balms made a case for themselves this year, we’ve been on the hunt for another effortlessly low-maintenance lippie for the summer – and we think berry shades are the answer.

After spotting these shades on numerous celebrities, from Sienna Miller and Kerry Washington to Viola Davis, naturally we've taken notes and are tapping into the trend ourselves...

Why we'll be wearing berry lipstick to every summer 2024 occasion

Although you might associate burgundy and magenta shades with autumn, this year they’ve arrived somewhat earlier, as berry hues seem to have become the underrated lipstick choice for all summer events.

Sienna Miller and Kerry Washington wear berry red lipstick

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Effortlessly chic, this fruity lipstick shade elevates any outfit with a sophisticated twist. Pair with a dramatic eyeshadow look and volumised lashes for a sultry evening look, or style with a glowy base, pink cream blush and the no mascara trend (which we’ve seen a lot on recent red carpets) for a fresh occasion look.

What's more, it's even easier to achieve the look at home with just a few staple lip products in your makeup kit...

Recreate the berry lip look

So, if you’re ready to invest in a new statement lip, or perhaps you’re loving the berry trend but you’re unsure as to which product is right for you, we’ve got you covered.

First things first, when creating a bolder lip look, a lip liner that complements your chosen shade is essential to keep your pout looking neat and picture-ready – we’d recommend Charlotte Tilbury's Lip Cheat in Berry Naughty.

In terms of lipstick, for those who don't wish to make a statement but still want to get on board with this trend, opt for a more sheer product, like e.l.f's Hydrating Core Lip Shine. A lipstick such as Kosas' Weightless Lip Colour in Star Power, however, will offer a more pigmented, standout look. Alternatively, layer a tinted lip gloss over the top for an ultra-glossy finish.

Sennen Prickett
Digital Beauty Writer

Sennen is Digital Beauty Writer at woman&home, where she shares the latest beauty buys and trending products from makeup and hair to skincare and nails. Previously, Sennen worked as a Junior Digital Editor at FROW Magazine, where she wrote about the latest fashion and beauty news, trends and viral must-have products to shop, and reviewing a lineup of beauty products. She has since worked with numerous brands including Who What Wear UK, HuffPost UK and Harvey Nichols. When she’s not writing about all things beauty, Sennen spends her spare time watching the latest Netflix series, doing lots of online shopping and walking her dog.