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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, as it looks stunning against bronzed skin, coral is set to be the trendiest lip color in 2019—meaning you should paint your pout with it ASAP! Keep reading to learn all about our best coral lipsticks, how to find the best coral hue for your skin tone, and a step-by-step coral lipstick makeup look.
Adding a coral lipstick to your collection is a must! Here are three of our best coral shades:
If you want a matte finish…try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible PAINTS/LIPS Matte in Peach Pit. This subtle peachy-coral shade is ideal for those who want to ease into the coral trend and steer clear of a bold lip. Pair this matte lipstick with a dramatic eye for a night out, or a natural eye for a daytime look.
If you want a natural finish…try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lip in Cool Coral. Calling all ladies looking to go all out with their coral lip—this is the shade for you! This bright, orange-red lipstick is all you need for a statement-making makeup look. So, go ahead and keep your eye makeup simple!
If you want a glossy finish…try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick 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. This ultra-radiant lipstick has rich-color payoff with sheer coverage, allowing for the perfect balance between a neutral and dramatic lip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Ready for another coral makeup look to try? Here’s How to Wear Coral Blush.