Cute in Coral!
I recently conducted a poll on Instagram asking my followers: “What has been the hardest lip color to find?” Hands down the most popular color was CORAL! I found myself scratching my head and asked myself: “Why is it so hard to find a good coral lipstick? And why are so many so afraid of the color?” Contrary to what many of my followers believe coral is not a hard color to pull off as long as you keep a few things in mind. While pink lipstick is easy enough for most to wear without much thought, an 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 my go-to for some refreshing lip service for summer. But here are a few of my favorite coral lipsticks for brown girls.
Nars makes some beautiful creamy lipsticks but my favorite shade in their collection in Morocco. It’s a beautiful coral color that can be worn as a nude. The formula comes in long-lasting satin and matte finishes and is perfect for a muted look.
This is probably one of the most well-known coral lipsticks on the market. This is a bold and bright coral color that looks absolutely stunning on women of color. Also, a popular summer shade because of its intensity and similarity to a neon orange.
Peach Please from Mented Cosmetics is an ultra-hydrating matte lipstick with subtle peach and coral undertones. I personally love this lipstick because it’s not only made for women of color but also a great everyday lipstick to carry in your bag.
Lipstick Queen’s ‘Old Flame’ lipstick is one of the most unique coral lipsticks on this list. Because this lipstick is made with shade-shifting technology, the bright-orange hue you see in the tube transforms into a vibrant coral once it glides onto your lips. This lipstick formula has a creamy texture and can be built up for an even brighter vibrant coral color.
Other than the fact that this lipstick is super affordable, this is a great coral lipstick to wear during the spring and summer seasons. This one is a full-coverage orange coral matte pigment that’s the perfect statement lip shade for those warm summer days.
Candy Flip by Pat McGrath Labs is a gorgeous mid-tone coral. This lipstick is soft yet still vibrant at the same time. Formulated to be luxurious and richly pigmented, it’s also lightweight with a crisp matte finish.
When I think of the color coral I think of Coachella Coral from Charlotte Tilbury’s KISSING collection. It has a beautiful balance of pink and orange undertones and looks beautiful on brown skin. I absolutely love the formula of all her lipsticks. The tree extracts in this formula help to protect your lips from UV damage making it the perfect lipstick to wear during the warmer weather.
The shade Carina’s Star from Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Collection It’s probably one of the most universal coral shades on this list. It practically works for every skin tone. Carina’s Star is a soft yet modern peachy coral color that pays homage to actress, Carina Lau. Overall this is a classic coral lipstick color.
This list should give you some solid insight on great coral lip colors for brown girls. We may be in quarantine during the spring but that doesn’t mean we can’t rock pops of color on your lips this season.