Here are some picks I recommend for summer lips that won't make you feel clownish if you are on the shy side when it comes to bold make-up like I am:
Sugar Rose by Fresh: This is my go-to. I wear it everyday, all day. It is perfect for work because it gives just the subltest hint of color that doesn't scream "I'm wearing make-up."
Brilliant A Levres in Bright Pink 20 by Bobbi Brown: A terrific summer gloss in a color described as "watermelon pink." Bobbi Brown lip gloss is a little bit sticky, but the colors are great.
Creamy Lip Color in Crystal Pink by Bobbi Brown: A staple neutral shade. Looks great with a matching gloss layered on top. I go with Nude.
Lip Glace in After Hours by Laura Mercier: Whisper pink with a hint of sparkle. I am not sure that this particular shade is still available, but the line has many that are similar.
Pure Color Gloss in Pink Kiss Shimmer by Estee Lauder paired with Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Tiramisu: I got this combo as a free sample and it has been one of my favorites. The colors are perfect with the lipstick underneath and the gloss on top.
Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey by Revlon: This lip balm/stain combo is a light pink and, because it is a stain, provides color that lasts.
I am also a big fan of Bite lip glosses. I have tried a number of colors and have liked all of them.
When I want something really bold, I play with the Colorful Lipstick Crayons by Kate Spade.
On my "to try" list for summer are the Clinique Chubby Sticks and the Estee Lauder 'Sheer Rush' Gloss in popsicle colored shades.
What are the shades you can't live without? I must know!