Pantone has once again unveiled its appointed Colour of the Year and this year, it comes in a shade that dots the reefs— a vibrant pink aptly named Living Coral.  


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A welcome addition to any bride’s makeup pouch, the colour is known for its versatility and ability to suit all types of weddings and events. For example, a hit of the vibrant, summery shade on the lips or cheeks can create a bold and sun-kissed look perfect for an outdoor wedding, while a light tint of the shade can be also used for a more natural and innocent look that subtly enhances the features.


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Said to work well with all skin tones, coral shades are a popular choice among makeup artists and brands. The warm pink works especially well on Asian skin with golden undertones, explaining the ever-constant relationship Korean makeup brands have with warm peach and coral shades.

See also: The best wedding dress shades to match your skin tone


Coral shades have also been making rounds on makeup looks for recent bridal runway shows and lookbooks, an ideal choice for the bride that keeps abreast on fashion and makeup trends.

As a sweeter alternative to the auspicious reds used in Chinese and Indian weddings, those opting for traditional ceremonies can consider adding the shade to their wardrobe and makeup for a refreshing, modern twist.



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Following the reveal of the Colour of the Year, Butter London, Pantone’s long-time partner brand, announced an upcoming collaborative capsule makeup line in the shade.

The collection consists of five items in total—three nail products, a buildable lip gloss, and a crème blush stick. The nail products include two nail lacquers and a nail polish in cream, shine, and glitter finishes respectively. The champagne-scented lip gloss is said to contain a plumping formula and a high shine finish, and the cream blush stick that is supposed to moisturise and condition for firmer and more youthful skin (as stated on their website). Their beauty line is cruelty free and “formulated with a Phyto-Endorphin Complex to brighten your day”.




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Feeing inspired? Here are some products that will help you achieve the perfect coral look!


For the lips:

NYX Cosmetic's Soft Matte Lip Cream in Ibiza

NYX Professional Makeup- Soft Matte Lip Cream in Ibiza, S$16

With a pigmented formula that is both durable and moisturising, this matte liquid lip ensures that your lips stay smooth and comfortable. 

Available at Sephora

Dior's Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in Natural Coral 451

Dior Backstage- DIor Addict Lip Tattoo in Natural Coral (451), S$46

Dior’s first long-wear lip tint promises a comfortable, weightless finish and a “no transfer” effect that lasts 10 hours.

Available at Sephora


For the eyes:

Huda Beauty's Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette in Coral

Huda Beauty- Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette in Coral (Limited edition), S$55

Featuring two shimmer and seven matte shades handpicked by Huda, this palette is perfect for creating warm eye looks perfect for both day and night.

Available at Sephora

Colourpop's Super Shock Pigment in Animal

Colourpop- Super Shock Pigment in Animal, S$6.90 (US$5)*

A creme-powder pigment that delivers maximum pigmentation and multi-dimensional glitter in one swipe without creasing, fading or fallout. In an electric coral shade with subtle gold ultra-glitter finish. 

Available on the Colourpop website

*All prices on the site are listed in USD


For the face:

ZOEVA's Blush Palette in Coral Spectrum   

Zoeva- Blush Palette in Coral Spectrum, S$30

A blush palette with four warm pink shades for you to play and experiment with. Easily buildable and with matte and satin finishes, this palette is great for any look or occasion.

Available at Sephora



Benefit Cosmetic's GALifornia Powder Blush Full Size

Benefit Cosmetics- GALifornia Powder Blush, S$53 (mini @ S$28)

Benefit Cosmetics’ GALifornia Powder Blush comes in a sunny golden pink shade, perfect for attaining that youthful, sun-kissed glow.

Available at Sephora

For the nails:

Nailsinc's Bright Ambition Nail Polish in Strictly Bikini

Nails Inc.- Bright Ambition Nail Polish in Strictly Bikini, S$22

Nails Inc.’s bright coral polish provides a long-wear, non-fade formula with a glossy finish. A great way to spice up your nails and complement your summer glow!

Available at Sephora

OPI's Nail Lacquer in Toucan Do It If You Try

OPI- Toucan Do It If You Try (A67), S$12.50

A nail lacquer in a creamy orange oral that is both bold and elegant. Made with OPI’s original nail polish formula that will last up to seven days.

Available on ThatBeautyShop’s website