How to Wear Coral Lips (For All Skin Tones)

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One of my favorite summer shades is coral. I love wearing it on my nails, toes and clothes. Hey- that rhymed. Sort of. But another easy way to wear the color, and make a statement, is with a coral lip. When your clothes are simple, this bold color will transform your look in a second.

The best part about coral is that is works on all skin tones. Fair-skinned women look best with a pink-coral, medium-skinned can pull off just about anything and darker-skinned women can go more on the orange side. If you’re hesitant to try this, opt for a lip gloss or stain. If you have a little more courage, try a matte lipstick or pair your lip color with a line of blue eyeliner to make your face stand out. If wearing coral lipstick brings me a little bit closer towards looking as hot as Jessica Alba, I’ll take it.

Here are a few of my favorite products- both high-end products from Sephora and drugstore brands, too. I aim to please every budget here, people!

For Fairer Skin Tones:  May

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For Fairer Skin Tones:  Maybelline Color Whisper in “Coral Ambition”   |  Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in “Coral”   |  Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in “Kiss Me Coral”  |  NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Nude Peach  |  Yes to Carrots C Me Blush Lip Tint in “Coral Sunshine”

For Medium Skin Tones:  Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in “Vibrant Coral”   |  Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in “Firecracker 160”  |  Clinique Chubby Stick in “Heftiest Hibiscus”  |  Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor in “Shocking Coral” 

For Darker Skin Tones:   Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine in “Coral Incandescent”  |  Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in “Trollop” 

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  1. I have been wanting to do a bold lip for forever now. It’s time!! I would definitely have to do the pink-coral. Thanks for the nudge to actually do it!!

  2. I also have had an obsession with coral lately, but I don’t have a single coral lip color! I think I might just take care of that little problem today. 😉

  3. Hi! I just found your blog through the Northeast Blogger Network, I’m hooked! Your blog is fantastic! Power to New Englanders 🙂 haha.
    Lovin’ the coral lip, I can’t really pull it off though 🙁 boo. But I love the way it looks on other girls.

  4. i love how jessica alba wears coral! i have a chanel lip gloss that is coral-y that i love to wear during the summer months 🙂

  5. Coral is such a sweet color for summer, and it’s about the only lip color I can even attempt to pull off– I’m usually much more about neutrals! Jessica Alba also always looks stunning in anything coral.

  6. I LOVE coral lips, just LOVE. I think it is a color that everyone can pull off and it is so fun for summer! I have more of a reddish coral… it’s fire & ice from Revlon it looks like a super bright coral lipstick on, even though I think it is supposed to be more red.

  7. I don’t think I’ve ever tried a coral lip product. I think I’ll have to start with the Yes to Carrots lip tint and then work my way up!

  8. such the perfect color for summer!! I adore it…I use heat wave by nars…which is a bit more on the reddish side…but def. has a lot of orange in it. Fab. round-up!

  9. I might have to try the Revlon lipgloss! Revlon “SIren” lipstick is a great coral color too!

  10. I am in need of a good coral lip color, so thank you for providing all of these great options!!

  11. Jessica Alba looks fab in everything but coral is her best lip color! I love coral too and am trying to find just the right shade for my skin! These all look like great options!

  12. love this!! i definitely need a good coral lipstick so I’ll probably try one of the Revlon shades.

  13. I have that YSL coral lip creme and it is AMAZING! I don’t know why but I’ve always thought coral looks best on darker skin tones. Thankfully, my pasty complexion actually pulls it off!

  14. Sugar’s lip color and the Clinque Chubby Stick in coral are two of my favorites. I often fear that regular coral lipstick makes my teeth look yellow, so I love these two options. Coral is such a fun summer color!

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