The sun has got his hat on- hip, hip, hip hooray! Yes, that yellow ball in the sky is now shining, and that makes me want to wear brighter lipsticks and make sure my lips are well-conditioned and SPF-protected.

I have a rather large lip product collection, so I often forget all about certain products and shades until a season change and I have a good look through. These are the ones i’ve been loving over the last few weeks, and know will see me through the whole Summer…

The Lipsticks

BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate, $24, Sephora- this is perfect for a high-impact pop of colour for a Summer night out. It’s a deep purple-toned matte red, and contains antiozidents for anti-aging.

Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick in Inspired, $26, Sephora- once this is on, it just won’t budge. It’s Amazonian clay-infused, so very hydrating, long-lasting and offering fine line prevention. This is a really nice natural soft pink everyday shade.

Sleek Matte True Colour Lipstick in Heartbreaker, £4.99, Superdrug- a bright fuschia from the best high-street lipstick brand on the market. Super-pigmented and long-lasting.

The Lipglosses

Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss in Streak, £14, Debenhams- these glosses smell amazing (of caramel). They are very shiny and not too sticky. This shade is a pretty pink-coral. A shade for when the sun is shining.

Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Pout, £15, Boots- this is a sheer pastel pink gloss, which on me, gives a ‘your lips but better’ look. It’s the perfect everyday gloss that just adds a nice sheen- it was even too light to swatch.

Nars Lipgloss in Turkish Delight, £18.50, Nars Cosmetics- so shiny and creamy, and in a perfect Summery pink sherbet shade. It’s got added vitamin C for hydration too.

The Lip Protection

Fresh SUGAR Rose SPF 15 Tinted Lip Treatment, $22.50, Sephora- this is so nourishing and has a delicious citrus scent, with a subtle red tint. It’s packed full of vitamins and antioxidents, and keeps lips moisturised for up to six hours with each application.

By Laura Pearson-Smith