Lately, I’ve been extremely into the coral-y, warmer-toned lipsticks I like to call “nearly reds”. Like a tomato that is on its way to ripe but has been picked before its time, this is not quite coral, yet not quite the blue-toned deep red we all know and love. This is a special breed. It’s hard to get these right, but man, oh man–when they get it right, they get it so right. And the end result is a gorgeous, summery, coral-red color that is at once chic and summery. Wear it to the office, or the beach–it doesn’t care. It works wherever. It is my summer lip color.
Interestingly, my favorite formulation for this color is a creamy matte. I like to give my lips a good scrub on a flakey day with LUSH lip scrub, but ordinary granulated sugar in a teaspoon of food-grade (olive, vegetable) oil will do the trick for pennies.
Have you ever sported a warm, coral-red lip before?