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” 


  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. 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!

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

  12. 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!

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