Coral Makeup: How To Wear Summers Hottest Makeup

There are few colors more reminiscent of summer than coral.  After all, it comes from the ocean and beach!


Coral's gotten a bad rap in the past. It has baggage.  But it's time to give this lovely color a break.  This is no longer your grandmother's coral lipstick any more.

Today's coral shade range includes anything from easy-to-wear nude tones to fresh pinks to the true coral shades with hints of orange.

Trust me there's one in there for you – and you want it.  Coral in the correct shade complements a tan.  You look fresh and healthy with a hint of that flush that makes you look like you’ve been in the sun – even if you haven't.  

Match Your Skin Tone

Natural and flattering makeup works when you match your skin tone to the hue.  For paler skin, cool corals work best.  Medium tones can brighten it up a bit and deeper skin tones can go for the stronger, more orangey hues.

Balance Is Key

Pick one feature for coral – not your entire face.  A pretty pink-coral lip is plenty – don't do coral blush and eye shadow on top of that.  Matchy-matchy doesn't work with accessories and furniture, it doesn't work on your face either, ladies.

If you do decide to wear peachy hues on your eyes, remember to define the lash line with a darker eyeliner and apply an extra coat of black mascara to avoid looking washed out.

Quick and Easy Beachy Glow

Want to try the coral trend in an easy, safe way?  Use a light hand with a coral lip color and pair it with neutral eyes or use a coral shade of blush – either in a creamy formula or find a powder that has some golden shimmer.  Fool proof.

OR!  Swipe a gorgeous bright coral on your nails. Beach vacation sold separately.

Shopping List!


Butter London, Macbeth

MAC Lustreglass, Wonderstruck

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact, Nectar

NARS Blush, Orgasm