The Coolest Coral Lipstick for You

Looking to add a summery twist to your new-season makeup look? Try coral lipstick, which brightens up your whole complexion in a single swipe. Whether you love a lustrous lacquer, a moisturising matte or a glamorous gloss, keep scrolling to discover the coolest coral lip for you. You’ll be obsessed.

1. The Suits-Everyone Satin

Your Pick: Achieve a classic satin lip look with Colour Elixir Lipstick, which comes in three head-turning coral shades. If you’re warm-toned, opt for Intensely Coral, which veers bolder and more orange, while Bewitching Coral is a pinker hue that flatters cool-toned complexions. Not sure what shade your undertones are? Then try Max Factor makeup artist Caroline Barnes’ favourite flatters-all-skin-tones coral, Pink Brandy.

Wear With: Let your lips do the talking by wearing little more than a volumising mascara, like False Lash Effect. Nudge the brush into the base of lashes, then zig-zag through to the tips for an even coat.

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in Intense Coral
Max Factor Velvet Mattes Lipstick in Flame

2. The Moisturising Matte Finish

Your Pick: Matte lipstick lovers will be head over heels for Velvet Mattes Lipstick in Flame; a punchy, pinky coral that’s infused with nourishing oils and butters that pamper lips to perfection. The dream for those who fear velvety formulas are too drying for summer, this hydrating hero ensures your lips will be plump and smooth all season long.

Wear With: Try the monochrome trend by teaming coral lips with a pop of creamy coral on cheeks. A few taps of Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Cardinal creates the dewiest flush.

3. The Tan-Boosting Gloss

bbYour Pick: If glossy and sheer is your goal, glide on Colour Elixir Lip Cushion in Baby Star Coral. It boosts your glow, helps to enhance a tan, and makes teeth appear whiter - instantly. Not only is it the number one suitcase essential for your next holiday, but it’s also ideal if you’re a nude lipstick fan who wants to try soft coral lips for the first time.

Wear With: Up the glow by sweeping our multi-tonal mineral Bronzer over cheekbones and temples, then trace Masterpiece Kohl Kajal Pencil in Azure along the upper lash line for a cool colour pop.

Model wearing Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Cushion in Baby Star Coral
Max Factor Honey Lacquer in Indulgent Coral

4. The Balm-Like Lacquer

Your Pick: Get the colour of a lipstick, the shine of a gloss and the moisture of a balm with Honey Lacquer, which comes in an ultra-dewy shade called Indulgent Coral. Like a lip polish, it adds a dose of sophistication to your look, and the hue is super-soft, giving you a subtler take on coral lips.

Wear With: Enhance the elegance of your lip lacquer with a flick of liquid eyeliner. Masterpiece High Precision Liquid Eyeliner is our go-to for chic, easy-to-apply wings.

5. The Morning-‘til-Night Colour

Your Pick: Nothing says ‘longwear’ like Lipfinity Lip Colour, which stays in place for up to 24 hours. Swipe on So Delightful for a coral twist on a bold, satin red lipstick or Evermore Radiant for a full-colour hit of orangey-pink.

Wear With: Go all-out glowy with these vivid hues. Tap the shimmer shade in the Miracle Glow Duo Pro Illuminator on the tops of cheekbones, combined with a sweep of Crème Puff Blush in the warming shade Nude Mauve.

Model wearing coral lipstick by Max Factor
Model wearing coral lipstick by Max Factor

6. Quick Coral Lip Tricks

Get your coral lipstick looking extra luminous with the prep and application tips every makeup artist swears by…

• Bold coral colour looks its best when it’s swept over a silky-smooth canvas. Get your lips in tip-top condition by buffing them first with the Miracle Prep Lip Scrub; a lipstick-like bullet that gently exfoliates, while a cocktail of coconut oil and vitamin E hydrates your pout.

• For pure pigment payoff and long-lasting wear, apply a lip liner as a base for your lipstick. Our transparent Universal Lip Liner will lend lips hold without altering the shade of your chosen coral.

• Apply, blot and reapply. So many glide on just one layer of coral lipstick but – trust us – for bolder colour and a few extra hours of wear, blotting and reapplying your shade really works.

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