Welcome to our newest beauty column, Get the Look, where our beauty and style editor will show you some of the easiest tips and tricks to rock the latest beauty trends. Our first look: hot pink lips for summer!

Step 1: Prep your lips so that they are moisturized and smooth. I usually gently scrub my lips with a moist toothbrush and then blot them with a damp washcloth to exfoliate. After that, I add an extremely thin layer of the Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment.  But a you can use any lip moisturizer that works for you.

Step 2: Line your lips! This is why I say use a very thin layer of moisturizer beforehand. You want your liner to go on vividly, and too much moisturizer will prevent your liner from going on smoothly. To get this pink look, I used the Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil in number 16.  

Step 3: Add your color. The Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in Number 16 is the sister color to the aforementioned lipliner. It’s also the perfect pop of pink. Since this is a two-step, non-stop liquid color, you have to be careful to apply as evenly as possible. The color will actually dry very quickly after you apply it to your lips, so getting a layer on your lips without streaks is really important. Remember, this color is waterproof, so the fewer mistakes, the better.

Step 4: Add your glossy topcoat. Using the clear gloss top coat on the Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge lip stain will seal the color and add drama to the look.

Simple, easy and chic, adding a pop of hot pink to your look this summer will be as easy as 1-2-3. 

-Melanie Yvette Martin