Dear coral lipstick: we would like to nominate you as the most essential makeup product for summer
. Even if you're simply stepping off the beach to head to the bar for happy hour, a swipe of this one super-bright product — and a tiny dab of it on your cheeks, just because — can light up your entire face and make you feel especially summer-ready (bring on the rum punch, are we right?).
The problem? Not all coral lipsticks are created equal
, and since this shade is especially vibrant, it can veer on the side of garish if it's not the exact right hue for your skin tone. To help you get that perfect shade of look-at-me orange, we teamed up with Romero Jennings, director of makeup artistry at MAC
, to categorize the best coral lippies out there by skin shade and undertone. Grab the one that's right for you and rock it all
summer long, you bright young thing, you!
Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo