By Alison McGill
If you love a bright lip but want to make it a little more subtle this season, switch up your go-to reds for brilliant coral shades. Celebrities including Zendaya, Blake Lively and Florence Pugh are fans of the pinky red-orange hue. It delivers a pretty punch of colour perfect for the red carpet, or for the sizzling, sunny days of summer. The best thing about coral lip colour is you can wear the shade in a variety of intensity levels depending on the finish you choose: matte, satin, or gloss.
Here are seven coral lip shades we are loving for the summer of ’22!
Charlotte Tilbury Kissing Lipstick in Coral Kiss
This lippy is pure luxury—it feels like butter on your lips! This warm, orange-based coral tone is flattering on every skin tone.
E.L.F Cosmetics Sheer Slick Lipstick in Orange
This is one of the best all-season coral shades from our favourite bargain beauty brand. Imbues lips with a subtle hit of colour and a gorgeous shine.
MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Lady Danger
This vivid coral-red lipstick is iconic. The beloved shade is one of the company’s OG shades and is loved for its bold intensity and powdery finish.
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss in Coral
Consider this the gold standard of lip gloss—it plumps and perfects lips via a concentrated hit of hyaluronic acid. Available in 10 shades, but this one is our current crush.
Fenty Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick in Tang Thang
The high-shine finish of this creamy formula is second to none and red orange colour it delivers is summer heatwave-perfect.
Nudestix Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze in Sunset Strip
We love a multitasking beauty product, and this is one of the best! Use on cheeks, eyes, and lips to create an all-over rosy glow.
Tarte Cosmetics SEA Quench Lip Rescue Balm in Coral
This is the perfect go-to when you want a hit of moisture and just a kiss of colour on your lips. Layer over a dusty rose lip liner if you want to add some extra oomph to the shade.