Coral lipstick is a bold, happy alternative shade to red that complements every skin tone — as long as you choose the right shade.
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Opt for a red coral.
Red tinges in the perfect-for-summer lip hue balance any green in olive skin, enhancing the complexion’s naturally gilded glow. Even better? One in a creamy matte formula offers stay-put (and sweat-proof) color that also “fills in” lip lines.
Choose a pink coral.
A coral with pink pigments enhances the rosy tones in porcelain skin for a youthful flush. Bonus: The color’s blue undertones neutralize any yellow in teeth for a brighter-looking smile.
Try an orange coral.
The vibrance of an orange-based coral pops against a darker complexion to bring out skin’s underlying warmth. Plus, a shiny gloss reflects light onto the face for a lustrous glow.
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