The Best Drugstore Coral Lipsticks (2023)

The best pink corals and peach corals for fair, medium and dark skin tones.

Coral is one of the most flattering lipstick colors for spring and summer. It looks great on fair or tanned skin and it gives the face a fresh look !

Drugstore companies have been stepping up their game recently and a lot of their makeup can rival high end options.

Luckily, you don’t need to splurge in order to get a good quality lipstick. Brands have come out with all sort of lipstick finishes such as glossy, mattes, liquid lipsticks, metallics, etc…

I’ve rounded up the best drugstore coral lipsticks that suits fair, medium and dark skin tones.

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Best drugstore coral lipsticks for fair skin with warm undertones

If you have a fair skin tone with warm undertones, get a light peach or a coral nude.

Maybelline has one the best lipstick lines available at the drugstore. This shade has a creamy formula that glides on smoothly into the lips. It gives a soft velvet finish that looks so subtle.

If you like sheer and creamy formulas, the Revlon super lustrous lipstick line lipstick can be a nice option. The shade peach parfait has a soft orange tone that is so subtle. It barely shows on the lips so it’s a nice choice for the daytime or for makeup beginners.

These Revlon Cushion lip tints are so hydrating and easy to work with. The shade High End coral is a bright orangy coral that looks stunning on the lips and it’s one of the best drugstore coral lipsticks. It gives a nice shiny finish and it’s so easy to apply!

This shade is a medium coral with warm undertones. It looks bolder on the lips than the previous mentionned shade peach parfait. It gives the lips a shiny finish and it looks so flattering on fair skin tones.

L'oreal lipstick

For a sheer coral look, try this l’oreal riche plump and shine lipstick. It feels wonderful on  the lips and it adds a beautiful  tint of color. It looks beautiful on fair complexion and it’s also very hydrating.

If you like medium orange lipsticks, this shade is a perfect choice. It has warm undertones and it gives the lips a bold coral look.

This lipstick has a creamy formula and a soft warm undertone. It applies evenly on the lips and it’s not drying. This color is bright and fun to wear in the summer time.

Best drugstore coral lipsticks for fair skin with cool undertones

For fair skin tones with cool undertones, pastel corals such as coral with pink tones works the best:

The colour riche lipsticks have a hydrating and smooth formula. The shade tropical coral has a soft pink undertone that is not too orange and too bright. it looks beautiful on pale skin and it has a great quality especially for the price.

This color has soft coral undertones and a beautiful gold shimmers. It gives the lips a soft shiny look and it delivers a great pop of color without looking over the top. It’s comfortable to wear and it’s very affordable too.

Liquid lipstick lovers might enjoy wearing the color manila. It has a pink undertone and it looks vibrant on the lips. It gives the lips a matte finish so make sure to apply a lip balm before application to hyadrate the lips.

If you are looking for a soft coral shade that’s not too orange, check the maybelline color sensational lipstick in coral crush. It’s a sheer coral pink that looks stunning in the summer time. It freshens up the look by giving a shiny finish to the lips.

Best drugstore coral lipsticks for medium skin tone with warm undertones:

For those with medium skin tone and warm undertones, warm orange toned corals and tangrines can be a good choice.

The Revlon Cushion lip tint in the shade High End coral is so hydrating. It suits fair and medium skin tones and it looks stunning on the lips. It gives a nice shiny finish and it’s so easy to apply!

For a bold flattering look, try the formula of this Milani lipstick. It gives the lips a beautiful glossy finish. It’s very hydrating ,long lasting and the price is great!  

If you like to get the staying power of a liquid lipstick without overly drying your lips, the wet n wild megalast liquid catsuit is a perfect choice. It has one of the best liquid lipstick formulas at the drugstore. The shade coral corruption is a bright pigmented orange that looks so flattering on medium skintones.

best drugstore coral lipsticks for medium skin with cool undertones:

If your medium skin tone with cool undertones, give pink based corals a try:

These lipsticks have a gel like formula that’s easy to apply. They glide on into the lips and they are very hydrating. The shade 610 lit is a bright coral that looks so beautiful on medium skin tones.

Best drugstore coral lipsticks for dark skin tone

Vibrant red corals look fabulous on dark skin tones. Choose warm orange colors with red undertones like:

The L’Oreal infallible liquid paints are pigmented liquid lipsticks that don’t set on the lips. They are very pigmented and they provide a glossy finish. The shade ‘cool coral’ is a rich bright orange is a fun color to wear during spring and summer. It gives the lips a bold bright look.

The NYX pin up pout line has a collection of creamy lipsticks that offers beautiful coverage. The shade Fiery is a medium deep orange that looks so pretty on dark skintones. The formula goes on smoother and creamier than matte lipsticks and it has a good staying power.

maybelline color sensational lipstick in electric orange

As I already mentioned, Maybelline has the most great quality lipstick products at the drugstore. The vivid color line has some of the most beautiful bold lipsticks that suit many skintones. The shade ‘electric orange’ is a bold pigmented orange that looks stunning on dark skin tones.  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What skin tone does coral lipstick look good on?

Coral lipsticks can look good on everyone. They can also make us look younger!  We just need to choose the correct shade.

For light skintones with warm undertones, choose a light peach or a coral nude.  If you have fair skintone with cool undertones, pinky coral works the best.

For medium skintones with warm undertones, warm orange toned corals and tangrines work the best.

If you have a medium skintone with cool undertones, try pink based corals.

For dark skintones, orange colors with red undertones can be good options.

Can cool skin tones wear coral?

Coral lipsticks with pastel or pink undertones can look so beautiful on cool undertones. People with fair, medium or dark skin tones and cool undertones can wear a pink coral or a bright pastel coral lipstick.

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Claire is a beauty enthusiast and lover of all things makeup. Her blog is a resource for makeup tips and tricks, product reviews and beauty tutorials.

31 thoughts on “The Best Drugstore Coral Lipsticks (2023)”

  1. I feel like I’ve tried every other lipstick line from nyx except the butter lipstick lol might need to get a shade or two. That coral shade is gorgeous.

  2. I’m super keen to try lip products by Pixi as they stock some of the most gorgeous, natural and seemingly flattering shades!! 🙂 x

  3. I own only a few coral shades!!! Great recommendations, I want to try the Pixi lippies so bad!!


  4. I love the Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit formula and this shade looks so beautiful! I’m definitely gonna have to check some of these out! Thanks for the recommendations, they’re all perfect for summer! 🙂

  5. These are some lovely lipsticks Claire. I need to start wearing coral lipsticks too. I don’t know but I think it will not look good on my medium skin tone. Wet N Wild and Maybelline lipsticks are amazing. I want to try the Pixi one though. The shade looks perfect to me. 🙂

    Via |

    • some corals that are not light look stunning on medium skintones! they will make you look fabulous in spring and summer!


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