12 Expert-Approved Coral Lipsticks

A summer beauty look isn’t complete without a coral lip. The good news is, there’s a perfect shade out there for everyone, even if it takes time to find ‘the one’. To kick start your search, we asked a range of industry insiders to pick their favourites…

1. Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Colour in Soft Coral, £28

“This is such an easy-to-wear shade of coral that looks amazing against tanned skin. It is always the empty pan in my lipstick palette because it’s so perfect for spring or summer shoots. Darker skin tones should try mixing it with another shade to add a bit of depth.” – Camilla Hewitt, Make-Up Artist & Health Writer

Available at BobbiBrown.co.uk

2. Axiology Organic Lipstick in Bonafide, £29

“This is one of the most eco-chic lipsticks on the planet. Not only is it highly pigmented, bright and happy, it’s also vegan, cruelty-free and made from sustainable ingredients. And to top it off – the packaging is eco-friendly, too.” – Em-J, Celebrity & Vegan Pro Make-Up Artist

Available at GlowOrganicBrighton.co.uk

3. Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in 414, £31

“This is my favourite of all time. This one from Chanel is a true coral with medium coverage, so it’s ideal for the summer. Hydrating, while making the lips look really dynamic with a strong flash of vivid colour, it works perfectly with glowing skin and warm cream bronzers.” – Mary Greenwell, A-List Make-Up Artist & Beauty Expert

Available at Boots.com

4. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Sexy Sienna, £25

“I love Charlotte Tilbury’s Sexy Sienna for a natural, modern coral. It’s not too bright, so all skin tones and ages can pull it off. You can also adapt the tone and make it more of a nude with a beige gloss, or more of a bright coral with an orange gloss. It’s incredibly versatile.” – Hannah Martin, Make-Up Artist

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

5. Lipstick Queen Saint Lipstick in Coral Red, £22

“This velvety lipstick means you don’t have to choose between shine and colour – it delivers both, with a buildable pigment. You can either wear it as a balmy glaze, or layer it up for a pretty, just-bitten coral tint. Shea butter and jojoba oils lock in hydration, too, so you never have to worry about it sinking into cracks or dry skin. It works on every skin tone and is especially flattering against a tan.” – Rebecca Hull, Beauty Editor at SheerLuxe

Available at SpaceNK.com

6. Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Core Cora, £27

“This is quite a vibrant coral, so not one for the faint hearted, but you can mute its tone by pressing it into the lips for a softer pigment. Ideal for summer, it brightens up your whole complexion, looks great against tanned skin and has a hydrating formula that provides long-lasting colour and moisture. A must-have.” – Cher Webb, Make-Up Artist & Beauty Influencer

Available at HarveNichols.com

7. Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lipstick in Tell Laura, £25

“My favourite coral is this one from Charlotte Tilbury. It’s quite a fiery, hot shade of coral, but it has a matte finish, which makes it look cool and modern. Great for summer and it also makes your teeth look very white – bonus!” – Sophie Tilley, Make-Up Artist, Writer & Beauty Tailor

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

 

8. Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in Pink Brandy, £8.99

“I don’t go anywhere without this lipstick. It’s the ultimate, wearable coral with pinky undertones that flatter all. It has a very hydrating texture too, which keeps lips looking glossy and plump.” – Caroline Barnes, A-List Make-Up Artist

Available at Boots.com

9. Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick in Fever Dream, £35

“You can’t beat this rich coral which leaves a vivid stain on the lips for hours. It delivers a lightweight veil of opaque colour that can be built up for a more impactful finish. Or, dab it on with your finger for a tone that’s more muted.” – Zoe Taylor, Make-Up Artist & Founder of Tinker Taylor Beauty

Available at Selfridges.com

10. NARS Orgasm Lipstick, £22

“This is my favourite coral lipstick – it’s an icon. The perfect shade to warm up any complexion, with a beautiful satin finish, try using a little on the cheeks, too.” –Lisa Potter-Dixon, Make-Up Artist & SheerLuxe Beauty Columnist

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

11. Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick in Candy Flip, £35

“This shade instantly reminds me of summer and is a great mid-tone coral that works well on all skin tones. Press it onto lips and cheeks for a soft flush of colour and for a monochromatic look that's so on trend.” – Adeola Gboyega, Make-Up Artist

Available at Net-A-Porter.com

12. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Sunset Lover, £25

“This lipstick reminds me of tropical cocktails. A perfect blend of peach, orange and pink that glows beautifully on all skin tones.” – Kenneth Soh, Make-Up Artist

Available at CharlotteTilbury.com

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