One of my favorite things about the summer is, of course, getting a nice tan. Although I hated getting darker when I was a kid, these days I use almost every weekend as an excuse (or, well, a right!) to get myself to the beach, slather on just a bit of sunscreen and enjoy myself. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than from going kind-of-light after the winter to gorgeously-dark-and-tan by the end of the summer. I mean, let's face it, bronzed skin just LOOKS better with everything—but how do I show off my summer glow during the day, even when I'm stuck in the office?

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Of course, I look at a photo of someone like Sofia Vergara and immediately think: MAN, I wish I had her gorgeous look! Lucky for me, though, it turns out that this is EXACTLY what I need in order to look hot this summer. Thanks to a tip from InStyle magazine, I know just how to accent my sun-kissed glow, just like Sofia!

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They spoke with Lea Michele's makeup artist, Melanie Inglessis, who revealed the secret:

Keep the rest of your face fresh and natural, but take your lip color up a notch. Corals and pinks are trending for the summer, and would be a great match.

And, well, since I want to know how to duplicate this look PERFECTLY, I'm taking some tips from the video (below) on just how to apply the perfect bold lipstick—and make my summer skin look AH-MAZING.

Will you start wearing bright lipstick in order to play up your summer glow? Share with us in the comments below!

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Irina is a journalist, food writer and digital media expert. She blogs at and you can frequently find her trying to make this whole "sexy cat lady" thing happen.

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