Why Coral Lipstick Is The New Red

Whenever summer rolls in, red lipstick takes a back seat. Don’t get us wrong, we love a bold, red lip, but nothing says wow like coral. It’s less formal than its red cousin and can be donned in various ways, including matte, gloss, sheen, liquid or with a pencil. All you have to do is pick your favourite finish. Our main tips to rock a tangerine kiss? Make sure your lips are properly exfoliated. Prime them to make the coral pop. Pair your lips with a radiant make-up look to carry the glow all the way through. And give one (or more) of these lippies a whirl…

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in Retro Coral

This creamy, super-hydrating lippy is more than just a lipstick, as it has skincare properties that condition the lips. It glides onto the lips with such ease and has a satiny, luxe formula that’ll make you fall head over heels. You’ll notice that this shade is universal, suiting all skin tones. Apply it directly from the bullet or use a lipstick brush to give your pout extra definition.

Revlon ColourStay Overtime Lip in Constantly Coral

Here’s another extraordinary coral we had to add to the pile. On one side, it has the lipstick and, on the other, there’s a glossy top coat to seal in the colour, making it extra juicy. This lippy lasts the entire day, meaning minimum touch-ups (hooray!), and delivers a rich, vibrant colour that’s the perfect accessory for a summer’s day. Or night. The choice is yours.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Quite The Standout

The matte coral hue on our list is a headturner – although buildable, you’ll only need one or two coats to get the true colour of the lippy. Make sure you’ve moisturised your lips well in advance to avoid cracks or bleeding when wearing this lipstick. The matte finish means it’ll last for hours on end. It’s a must for a special event or evening function.

Sisley Paris Phyto-Levres Perfect Lipliner in Sweet Coral

Lip pencils mean two things: precision and longwear. And who wouldn’t want that? Although creamy and hydrating, this Sisley Paris lip pencil is firm and gives effortless application on the lips. It contains aloe vera extract and jojoba oil to keep the lips soft while draping it in a gorgeous coral hue. The brush on the other end of the pencil helps get into those hard-to-reach areas on the lips.

Givenchy Le Rouge L'nterdit Intense Silk Lipstick in Orange Impertinent

This semi-matte tangerine treat leaves the lips with gorgeous colour and no dry out. It’s highly pigmented and needs only a single swipe to achieve the look. Hyaluronic acid spheres found within this lipstick formula keep the lips hydrated for ages. And the packaging? Well, we consider it a piece of fashion. It is Givenchy, after all.

What are your thoughts on coral lipstick? Will you try the trend? Let us know below.


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