Coral, or pinkish-orange, lipsticks add a soft flush of colour to the face and are flattering on most complexions.
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If you find pink too boring, and red too bold, coral strikes the perfect balance.
Looking to make a statement? Try deep coral, an orangey-red.
The latest coral lipstick shades come in a variety of textures and intensities to suit all skin tones.
Ettusais Creamy Lip Crayon in 0R2
$23, from Ettusais counters
Made with moisturising rose hip oil to moisturise, and SPF18 to protect lips from the sun.
Review: A hydrating melt-on-the-lips balm with just a hint of colour. Leaves lips with a glossy finish.
Laneige Two-Tone Lip Bar in no.3
$34, available at Laneige counters from next month
A two-tone lipstick that lets you create the ombre lip look without fuss.
Review: This duo-coloured lipstick is shaped like a rectangular bullet.
This makes it surprisingly easy to slick on the bright orange and pink shades with a subtle ombre effect.
I like the product’s rich, balm-like texture too.
Nars Audacious Lipstick in Geraldine
$44, from Nars counters
An intense and opaque but lightweight and moisturising lipstick.
Review: Tired of the blue-red or true-red shades? Try this bold orangey-red with a semi-matte finish for a similar effect. It packs more punch while brightening your complexion.
The Audacious range is long-lasting too. This lipstick left an even stain on my lips even after I ate and drank through a meal.
Lunasol Stain Color Lips in no. 5, no. 6 and no. 7
$46, from Lunasol counters
A pastel, matte range of sheer lipsticks.
Review: There are three moisturising, coral shades in this collection. Go for them if all you want are natural-looking shades that play up your natural lip colour.
No. 5 is a semi-opaque semi-matte coral; no. 6 is a semi-opaque matte orange; and no. 7 is a semi-opaque semi-matte pink-orange.
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in no.152 Insaisissable
$48, from Chanel counters
A lipstick that promises to be long-wearing and luminous.
Review: A rather moisturising, opaque and semi-matte, flattering bright pink coral.
It left a stain on my lips the entire day.
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