This article was first published on 27 April 2020.
Asian beauty trends have taken over the world and none more so than coral lipstick shades. The brilliant shade ranges from oranges to pinks and can add warmth to any skin tone. It’s no wonder almost every girl loves wearing it! If you’re looking for another lippie to add to your growing collection or simply just want to try it out, we reached out to professional makeup artists Czari Domingo and Bianca Umali on their picks for the perfect coral lipstick.
1. Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipstick in CR342
For Bianca, a true coral lipstick shade “brings out the warmth of even the palest skin tones." Her favourite coral lipstick shade (Shu Uemura’s My Dear Matte Lipstick in Pure Coral) has been discontinued but their Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipstick in CR342 is a good dupe for it. This shade looks good with neutral or warm eye makeup looks. You can apply it directly on your lips for a crisp look or tap it on with your fingers for a more blurred effect.
It's priced at SGD47 at Sephora Singapore.
2. Benefit Cosmetics Chacha Tint Cheek & Lip Stain
“Benefit’s Chacha Tint works amazingly on all skin tones since it gives the most perfect coral punch to the lips that instantly brightens the face. You could wear it sheer, or build it up for a really bold bright lip," according to Czari. The orange tint looks lovely on girls with tan skin, creating an effortless tropical and sun-kissed vibe. You can also use this multi-use product to create gradient lips or a bronzy blush.
It's priced at SGD36 at Sephora Singapore.
3. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Sexy Sienna
“It’s a great coral lipstick because it’s not too bright and it has a unique matte finish that doesn’t make your lips too flat or dry," said Czari. The lively shade can take your look from day to night. The warm coral lipstick shade is on the rosy-pink side on the coral spectrum. On a good note, it pairs well with almost any makeup look for most skin tones. She recommends using this shade with a blue or purple smokey eye for a bold look.
It's priced at SGD51 at Sephora Singapore.
Now that you’ve heard what the experts had to say about the perfect coral lipsticks for Asian skin tones, let us share some of our personal favourites.
4. Peripera Ink Velvet #4 Coral Vitality
This K-Beauty option has a pinkish coral tone that’s super flattering on Asian skin tones. It’s very pigmented and blendable, allowing you to fully saturate your lips with its warm hue or sheer it out for a gradient effect.
It's priced at SGD15.90 at Watsons.
5. Dior Addict Shine 90% Natural Origin Refillable Lipstick in 661 Dioriviera
Dior’s hydrating lippies are one of the most comfortable formulas from a luxury brand. They’re pigmented too. Case in point: the Dior Addict Shine 90% Natural Origin Refillable Lipstick in 661 Dioriviera. It’s aptly described as a bright coral, making it a perfect lip colour for sunny days.
It’s available at Sephora Singapore for SGD62.
6. MAC Cosmetics M·A·C Locked Kiss Ink™ 24HR Lipcolour in Hyperbole
Described as an “intense corally pink”, the M·A·C Locked Kiss Ink™ 24HR Lipcolour in Hyperbole straddles the line between orange and pink. This creates a rich, warm hue that hugs your lips and doesn’t budge. Its transfer-proof and mask-friendly formula is packed with nutrients from passion fruit oil, coconut oil and shea butter that nourish your pout.
It’s available at Sephora Singapore for SGD49.
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