While I’m pretty low-maintenance when it comes to my makeup routine, I do love playing around with my lip colors. I’m not one to go too wild with my eye makeup looks or even try doing anything intense with contouring, but when it comes to lipsticks, lip glosses, lip stains, and more, I’ll try anything. Maybe it’s because it’s much easier to apply a lip product than it is to do a complicated eye shadow look. Or maybe it’s because if I mess up, I can just wipe it off. Whatever it is, experimenting with lip colors is very low-stakes but very fun for me.
I have my favorite hues, and when in doubt, I go for a classic red or deep berry, but there’s one unique lip color that I like to bring out when I really want something a bit different yet flattering. That’s a coral lip color. When I wear coral lipstick, I know that 1) it’s going to look fun and be a nice change for my normal makeup routine, and 2) I’m guaranteed at least one compliment.
I think coral is a universally flattering shade. You just have to choose one with the right undertones for your skin. You can go for a deeper coral, a lighter coral, one that veers toward pink territory, or one that’s orangey. The options are endless. And there’s a reason the compliments roll in—it’s a unique shade that not a lot of people wear often since most people gravitate toward the pinks and reds.
The color can be worn year-round, but I especially like wearing it during the summer months or when the weather is warm. There’s something so fun about wearing this shade when paired with a dress that shows off a little bit of skin. Is that just me?
Anyway, have I convinced you with my ode to coral? If so, take a look at some stellar options below.