Coral — a blend of orange, red, and a hint of pink — is a pretty pop of color on the lips, especially when the temperatures heat up. Play with formulations. Choose a gloss, a tint or a full-on opaque lipstick and pair the bright shade with a polished, dewy complexion. Skip heavy eyeshadows for a cheerfully chic look. We’ve rounded up our five favorite coral shades to take you through any summer heat wave that comes your way!
1. M.A.C, Amplified Lipstick in Morange ($15): Zac Posen brought this matte M.A.C lipstick to the forefront in 2009, and we love its bold hue. Not quite neon, this hot coral is perfect for any summer occasion.
2. Chanel, Rouge Allure Lipstick in Pimpante ($34): This cool tangerine shade has a slightly sheer finish with a hint of frost that will flatter neutral and warm complexions.
3. Kjaer Weis, Organic Lip Tint in Sweetness ($48): A flattering coral with a pink undertone, this creamy lip tint will bring a fresh and girly feel to your look.
4.Revlon, Moon Drops Crème Lipstick in Orange Flip ($7.19): A cult classic that’s bright and cheerful, this poppy hue is great on fair skin.
5. Maybelline, Color Whisper in Coral Ambition ($7.49): The gel formulation of this soft peachy coral gives a translucent finish that is perfect for those “au naturel” days.
Written by Erin Gerlach of The Sparkle.
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