You probably have plenty of lipsticks in your makeup bag—nude lipstick, red lipstick, pink lipstick, and the list of classic colors goes on and on. But what about coral lipstick? This orangey reddish-pink hue is absolutely stunning—and the good news is, this lip color looks gorgeous on anyone! While coral is a particularly popular shade during the summer months since it looks stunning against bronzed skin, coral is set to be one of the trendiest lip colors for all of 2020—meaning you should paint your pout with it ASAP! Keep reading to learn all about six of our best coral lipsticks, how you can find the best coral hue for your skin tone, and a step-by-step coral lip makeup look.
OUR 6 BEST CORAL LIPSTICKS
Adding a coral lipstick to your collection is a must! Here are six of our best coral shades.
1. INFALLIBLE PRO-MATTE MACARONS LIPSTICK IN MADEMOISELLE MANGO
Calling all ladies interested in going all out with their coral lip—this is the shade for you! L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Les Macarons Scented Liquid Lipstick in Mademoiselle Mango is a bright, orange-red lipstick that's all you need for a statement-making makeup look. So, go ahead and keep your eye makeup simple!
2. COLOUR RICHE LIPCOLOUR IN TROPICAL CORAL
Looking for a subtle peachy-coral shade? L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in Tropical Coral is ideal for those who want to ease into the coral trend and steer clear of a bold lip. Pair this coral lipstick with a dramatic eye for a night out or a natural eye for a daytime look.
3. COLOUR RICHE SHINE LIPSTICK IN LUMINOUS CORAL
Don’t want to go for a subtle look, but aren’t ready to go full-out coral? Opt for a coral lipstick with a glossy finish, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Shine Lipstick in Luminous Coral. This ultra-radiant lipstick has rich-color payoff with sheer coverage, allowing for the perfect balance between a neutral and dramatic lip.
4. COLOUR RICHE PLUMP AND SHINE IN NECTARINE PLUMP
Another subtle coral shade, the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Plump and Shine Lip Color, Glossy Lip Color with Plumping Effect in Nectarine Plump is ideal for those who want an extra pillowy pout colored in a pretty coral shade. If you’re looking for a coral lipstick that’ll transform your lips in a quick swipe, this shade is for you.
5. ROUGE SIGNATURE MATTE LIP STAIN IN I RADIATE
If you’re partial to a bold, bright coral lip, we have just the match for you. The L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain in I Radiate is a bright orangey-red that demands to be seen. Paired with a matte finish, consider it your spring and summer go-to for a statement lip look.
6. AGE PERFECT MAKEUP SATIN LIPSTICK IN SPRING CORAL
For those with mature skin, the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Satin Lipstick with Precious Oils in Spring Coral may be our best coral lipstick for you. Aside from its vibrant, trendy hue, the lipstick has a creamy, long-lasting formula that won’t dry out your lips mid-day.
HOW TO FIND THE BEST CORAL LIPSTICK FOR YOUR SKIN TONE
Now that you know about our best coral lipsticks, you may be wondering what shade of coral will be the most flattering for you. It all comes down to your skin tone and undertones! Keep reading for our breakdown of the best coral lipstick for your skin tone.
If you have light skin…try a soft coral shade. This will prevent that unwanted harsh contrast between your pout and your fair skin. If you have warm undertones, try a soft coral with orange undertones. If you have cool undertones, reach for a pink-based coral!
If you have medium skin…you can try a more vibrant coral shade, as you don’t have to worry about a stark contrast against your skin. For those with warm undertones, stick to an orange-based coral. Those with cool undertones should try a peachy coral.
If you have dark skin…try a bright, popping coral. Your dark skin tone gives you the freedom to experiment with the boldest coral hues out there. Once again, those with warm undertones will want to sport an orange-based coral. Those with cool undertones should wear a red-based coral.
HOW TO WEAR CORAL LIPSTICK
We’ve given you all the tools you need to pick your perfect coral lipstick—now it’s time to incorporate it into a makeup look! Below, we’re sharing a step-by-step tutorial for creating an entire makeup look that centers around pretty coral lipstick, along with tips on how to remove your makeup the right way come the end of the day.
STEP 1: CREATE YOUR BASE WITH FOUNDATION
The first step in your makeup routine should be your face makeup. Start by applying a primer, like the L’Oréal Paris Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer. Primer can help create an even canvas for the rest of your makeup application, so don’t skip out on this step. Then follow up with a foundation with the same finish, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation. For a seamless look, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender to dab and roll the foundation onto your skin. Finish with a touch of concealer, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer, under your eyes and anywhere else you need a little extra coverage.
STEP 2: KEEP YOUR EYE MAKEUP SIMPLE
Coral lipstick can be pretty bold—so don’t have your eyes and lips compete for attention. Go for a subdued eye makeup look—a little bit of eyeliner and mascara is all you need. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Black to draw a thin line across your upper lid, flicking it out ever-so-slightly when you reach the outer corner of your eye. You can also use this eyeliner to tightline, which will make your lashes look thicker. Speaking of lashes, finish up your eye makeup with a coat of the L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara in Blackest Black.
STEP 3: PREP YOUR LIPS
It’s not time to apply your coral lipstick just yet. First, use a scrub, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Cocoa Scrub, to buff away dead skin cells from the surface of your lips. Apply the scrub to dry lips, then gently massage it over your pout with wet fingers before washing off thoroughly with lukewarm water. Once you’re done scrubbing, dry off your lips and smooth on a nourishing lip balm.
STEP 4: APPLY CORAL LIPSTICK
We’ve reached the moment you’ve been waiting for! It’s time to apply your coral lipstick. Start in the center of your upper lip and work your way outward, following the contour of your mouth. Then glide the coral lipstick across your entire bottom lip. Your makeup look is complete!
STEP 5: REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP AT THE END OF THE DAY
Ready to take your makeup off at the end of the day? Opt for a micellar water, a gentle, no-rinse cleansing option that can be used to remove makeup. Try the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types, which intensely purifies. All you have to do is saturate a cotton pad with the micellar water and wipe the pad across your face, eyes, and lips.
Remember: Sleeping in your makeup is a major skin care no-no, as your makeup can mix with the dirt and oil that has built up on the surface of your skin, leading to clogged pores—and clogged pores can lead to breakouts. Once you’re done removing your makeup, make sure to apply a moisturizer, then you're free to hit the hay.
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