The Best Coral Lipstick for Your Skin Tone, According to Our Editors

July 24, 2020
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
The Best Coral Lipstick for Your Skin Tone

When it comes to summer lip colors, you can’t go wrong with pink or orange hues. But while pink lipstick is easy enough for most to pull off without much thought, the orange lip tends to be a bit more intimidating. For a perfect middle ground between play-it-safe pink and all-out orange, try coral.


The pink-orange-yellow hybrid is our go-to for giving our pouts a refreshing new style for summer. If you haven’t fallen victim to the trend yet, let us convince you with our coral lip picks for light, medium and deep skin tones, ahead


Coral Lipsticks for Deep Skin Tones

NYX Professional Makeup Filler Instinct Plumping Lip Color in Besos

A coral with red undertones will look best on your rich skin tone,so for a pigmented gloss, we recommend Besos. This stunning orange-red color will give you that just-bitten fire-red pout that you won’t get tired of.


Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Passione in 408

For an ultra matte finish, opt for Passione. We love this highly pigmented liquid lipstick because it will give you the dark coral lippie of your dreams — and won’t move an inch. If you’re feeling bold this summer, this is the one for you.


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Coral Lipsticks for Medium Skin Tones

Tower 28 ShineOn Lip Jelly in Fire

Fire is an absolute must-try lip gloss if you have an olive to medium complexion. It’s a hot orange-coral glaze that is the perfect summer lippie. The best part? You can wear it alone or on top of a coral lipstick for a stunning, high-shine finish. 


Lime Crime Velvetine in Psycho

For a more vibrant, bright coral, try Psycho. The color payoff of this product is incredible, and it leaves behind a striking almost-neon-like finish that somehow flatters light, medium and dark skin tones alike.


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Coral Lipsticks for Light Skin Tones

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss in Cherry Cheesecake

This pretty gloss is gorgeous on light complexions because of its pinkish coral color and glistening finish. Plus, a few coats make lips appear plump, juicy and pillowy. 


L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Crayon in Hot Apricot

Peachy-pink colors look best on your fair tone, and Hot Apricot will do just the trick. This vibrant orange-pink is the perfect bright addition to any neutral summer makeup look and will satisfy your coral cravings with the perfect amount of peachy-pink goodness.


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Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn

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