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Even though she was born in the UK, this red-hot lip look worn by Charli XCX at Monday’s Billboard Music Awards is getting us in the mindset for Memorial Day! Here in the US, this weekend is the “unofficial” start of summer. We’re talking beaches, barbeques, and summery beauty! Looking for the perfect transitional look to move from a delicate spring to a bright and wild summer look? We can definitely take a page from Charli’s book!

A bright, matte red lip is a great look for any summer event. Our makeup artists recommend a stain: It’ll definitely stay matte, with more lasting power for chowing down on burgers, or a dip in the pool. A red shade with a more orange undertone, like Charli’s, gives the look a tropical, rather than dramatic, twist.

What’s your go-to summer makeup routine?