Could coral lipstick be more flattering than red?

Coral lipstick is having a moment this year. But is it more flattering than classic red? Maybe! We're looking at coral in a whole new light this summer.

Coral lipstick doesn't have the same reputation as red. After all, red lipstick is a classic, right? When we think of it, icons like Marilyn Monroe and Greta Garbo come to mind. There's a whole history behind it. It's absolutely timeless.

The question is though - is coral lipstick an easier colour to wear, in general. And is it more flattering, to more people? When you've found your perfect red there's no going back. But if you're looking for an alternative that gives impact, but isn't necessarily a pink tone, coral is a great choice.

Here are some of our favourite ways to wear coral lipstick without it looking boring.

Matching blush & lipstick


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For a fresh faced look, there's nothing quite like a bit of blush and a pop of colour on lips.

Teamed with glowing skin


The perfect summer look! Keeping it simple is sometimes the best way to go. Glowing skin, complete with a coral lip.

Accented with Pastels

For a soft, whimsical take on coral, try mixing it with soft pearl tones and pastels.

Colour Contrast


This might not be your every day go to, that's for sure. But come festival season, a coral lip teamed with fun eyeshadow will definitely catch everyone's attention.



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