While dramatic red lipstick is typically associated with fall and winter, the shade can be just as flattering on a sizzling hot night. Need proof? Look not further than Keri Russell‘s statement-making pout above. The bright lip she chose for the Critics’ Choice Awards is the perfect example of how you can wear the hue all summer without it being overkill.
Balancing the look with minimal eye makeup, celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh finished things off with Pür Minerals Gloss Stick in Dare Devil ($16; ulta.com), an orangey-red shade. The glossy texture and easy-to-use pencil applicator is ideal for those who are looking to incorporate a fresh pop of color but don’t want to fully commit to the bold hue. Quynh offers us some seasonal tips: “Remember to go with a warmer, brighter tone when wearing a red lip for summer. The key is to also slightly bronze the skin so that it plays off the warmness of the lipstick.”