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The Best Coral-Red Lipsticks

The Best Coral-Red Lipstick Colors and brands
Lately, I’ve been extremely into the coral-y, warmer-toned lipsticks I like to call “nearly reds”. Like a tomato that is on its way to ripe but has been picked before its time, this is not quite coral, yet not quite the blue-toned deep red we all know and love. This is a special breed. It’s hard to get these right, but man, oh man–when they get it right, they get it so right. And the end result is a gorgeous, summery, coral-red color that is at once chic and summery. Wear it to the office, or the beach–it doesn’t care. It works wherever. It is my summer lip color.

Interestingly, my favorite formulation for this color is a creamy matte. I like to give my lips a good scrub on a flakey day with LUSH lip scrub, but ordinary granulated sugar in a teaspoon of food-grade (olive, vegetable) oil will do the trick for pennies.

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NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square, $$

NYX Matte lipstick in Indie Flick

NYX Matte lipstick in Indie Flick

NYX Matte Lipstick in Indie Flick, $5.99

Flower Beauty velvet lipstick in Get To The Poinsettia

Flower Beauty velvet lipstick in Get To The Poinsettia

Flower Kiss Stick Velvet Matte Lip Color in Get To The Poinsettia, $6.98

Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in #110

Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in #110

Rimmel x Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in #110, $5.79

Palladio Herbal LIpstick in Coral Punch

Palladio Herbal LIpstick in Coral Punch

Palladio Herbal Lipstick in Coral Punch, $5.99

Hourglass Opaque Rouge lipstick in Muse

Hourglass Opaque Rouge lipstick in Muse

Hourglass Opaque Rouge lipstick in Muse, $28

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Have you ever sported a warm, coral-red lip before?

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