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Now that summer’s here, it’s time for bold, bright looks. One of the easiest ways to tap into the style is to go for bold lip colors. It will create an instant focal point, and you can apply or leave it off as you wish. Below are some of the hottest bold lip colors to try while you’re out and about this summer.

Hot pink: Nothing says summer like radiant, neon colors. A hot pink will look stunning. Try: MAC Matte Lipstick in Be Silly.

Bright peach: Nothing says bold like a bright peachy pink. Try: MAC Lipstick in Sushi Kiss.

Deep orchid: This is a good shade for when you want to go bold, but not too bright. It’s more bold in how deep the color is, rather than how loud it is. Try: Avon Ultra Color Bold Lipstick in Hi-Def Plum.

Hot bubblegum pink: Try a bright, fun pink on for size. This shade is as bright as pink is going to get. Try: Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Paints in Party Pink.

Melted melon: Melons are great at two things. They help you think of summer and taste amazing. Try: Too Faced Melted Melon.

Bright purple: Go with a bold purple this summer to really turn heads. Try: Maybelline ColorSensational Creamy Mattes Lip Color in Vibrant Violet.

Deep rose: A popular look for high color is a deep rose pink. It’s bold, but not too neon, if neon isn’t your taste. Try: Too Faced La Crème in Mean Girls.

Fire engine red: It you want bold, you can’t forget a strong, bright red shade. Try: BH Liquid Lipstick in Glory.

Shining coral: Here’s a basic coral shade with a bright glow. Try: Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in Satin Orange Coral.

Bright baby pink: This color is a great compromise between bright and soft colors. Try: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sorbet.

Blazing cherry: Brighter and a bit more orange than fire engine red, this shade also makes an impact. Try: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Lost Cherry.

Neon orange: This is the first shade you should reach for when trying to go bold. Try: Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in 24 Carrot Gold.

Bright berry: Can’t forget those bright berry pinks. Try: Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Tumultuous Pink.

Orange red: Not quite orange, not quite red, this bold shade will give you a fiery look. Try: Avon Ultra Color Bold Lipstick in Coral Burst.

Pink and orange ombre lips: For a wildly different look, try hot orange leading into hot pink on the outer edges of the lips. Any lip color in these shades should work.