From dusting off the ol' Freakum Dress to telling him, "boy, bye," Beyoncé knows how to get us out of our comfort zone. Her latest contribution to our overall slayage? Inspiring us to get bold with lip color this summer. Over the past few weeks she's punctuated every get-up with a statement pout and we're here for it. Get in on the action with the Yoncé guide to I-ain't-sorry lipstick looks.
A leather beret, Ray Ban sunglasses, and black lipstick? Damn straight. Summer might be notorious for light hues and breezy silhouettes, but it's that much more badass to tap into your dark side when the temps are pushing 90 degrees.
Try: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Black Truffle, $26; sephora.com.
Post-meal smudging just became your best friend, as blurred lips are one of our favorite lazy-girl trends of the summer. Soften a rich hue like Bey's deep berry by blurring the outer edges of your lips with the pads of your finger and adding some more color in the center. It'll give you a red-wine-like ombré.
Try: Maybelline New York Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color in Berry Bold, $5.49; amazon.com.
If your outfit is monochrome like Queen Bey's tailored suit, add a pop of color with your pout. We're loving the contrast between the cobalt blue and sizzling tangerine in this decidedly sexy look.
Try: L'Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipcolor in Always Apricot, $9.99; drugstore.com.
Come summer, there are few things we love more than a thoughtful earring-lip combo. See: Bey's hot-pink lip adjacent to her ornamental flower earrings. Chiiiiic.
Try: Urban Decay Cosmetic Vice Lipstick in Crush, $17; ulta.com.
Bold prints are a summer staple and never a reason to shy away from sporting an equally eye-catching lip. They enhance each other, whether you're getting matchy-matchy or introducing a whole new hue to the color palette, like she does with this matte plum shade.
Try: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Glastonberry, $32; nordstrom.com.