Budget vs Blowout: Coral Lipstick

Budget vs Blowout coral lipsticks

Bright, perky coral lipstick is a perfect summer shade – but we’ll be the first to admit it can be tricky to pull off. Depending on your skin tone you may want something more pinky, or more red-orangey to get that coral pop of colour.

Luckily, there’s a range of smokin’ hot coral lipstick shades out there to choose from. To help you narrow it down we’ve picked a few of our favourites, from high street classics to high-end luxury brands.

The Coral Lipstick edit

Whatever your budget, give coral a go this summer.

Blow Out

Feeling flush? Splash out on these luxury treats to pimp your summer beauty routine.

High end coral lipstick

MAC The Matte in Tropic Tonic, £15.50 

A current summer fave after treating ourselves post-pay day. Depending on how thick you layer this, it comes in a scale from subtle coral-pink to veering towards fluorescent highlighter. Definitely gets you noticed.

Clarins Rouge Eclat in Coral Pink, £20

Rouge Eclat is a gorgeous formula – moisturising with a bit of glossy sheen. Try this rosy-coral for a warm-toned nod at the trend.

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Miranda May, £23

These lipsticks are such a treat. Smooth application, chic modern-matte finish and the gorgeous copper coloured packaging. The latest Hot Lips range is inspired by celebrities and £1 from each lipstick sold will be donated to Women for Women International.


If you’re feeling the pinch before pay day rolls around – or want to dabble in coral but not commit to an expensive tube of war paint – try out these hot high street picks for under 8 quid.

High street coral lipstick

Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 hour in Pamplemousse, £7.99

Bourjois are always a favourite lipstick brand in discussions here at Janes HQ. 12-hour-lasting-power is debatable, but this non-drying formula is a great way to pep up an outfit for post-work drinks.

Rimmel Kate Moss Matte in Vibrant Coral, £5.49

At just over a fiver, Rimmel’s Kate Moss brand are a perfect way to dip your lips into the summer coral trend. Give it a go!

Revlon ColorBurst in Striking, £7.99

Half of the fun of ColorBurst is that applying the big fat crayon is exactly like trying on your mum’s lipstick when you were tiddly. The other half of the fun is the vibrant shades. ‘Striking’ is more on the orangey scale of coral, and has a lovely pepperminty tingle.

That’s it! Our top pick of coral lipsticks, whatever your budget.

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