5 Sophisticated Ways to Wear Coral

Coral can be a risky shade to sport. Although it’s the epitome of femininity, it can skew a little prissy when not done correctly. Here are our tips for keeping your coral sophisticated.


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Pencil It In

Keeping coral matte gives you a more muted option for lips. NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Lodhi makes your lips look luscious without the shimmer of a gloss. $26, narscosmetics.com


Let Them See You Blush

Going overboard with coral is a definite beauty don’t, but donning a light dusting of the shade is a quick and chic way to freshen your look. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush in Coral instantly gives cheeks a glowing pop of color. $27, bobbibrowncosmetics.com


The Scent of a Woman

The fruity-meets-floral fragrance, Bulgari Omnia Coral eau de toilette, was inspired by precious red coral. Notes of tropical hibiscus and juicy pomegranate perfectly capture the essence of the shade. $65, bulgari.com


Nailed It

Nothing says “summer chic” better than a coral nail polish. Decorate your digits with Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London Nail Collection’s Nantucket polish. Fashionista Palermo calls this shade her “hot vacation coral,” and we couldn’t think of a more apt description. $24, sephora.com


Get Glossy

YSL's Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain’s Rebel Nudes collection includes a sleek and sophisticated take on coral. Guilty Coral captures the shine of a gloss, the color of a lipstick, the long wear of a stain and everything we love about the color. $36, yslbeautyus.com