At the reopening of La Mamounia Hotel on November 26, 2009 in Marrakech, Morocco, Gwyneth Paltrow played up her peach Donna Karan gown with this vibrant shade of coral lipstick.
Actress Cate Blanchett attended a welcome dinner at Armani Ristorante on November 23, 2009 in New York, wearing pretty melon lip gloss. The shade is very flattering with Blanchett's coral blush and pale skin.
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At the launch party for her Harlow 1960 Jewelry Collection, Nicole Riche paired her heavily lined eyes with a soft coral lip.
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When it comes to fashion, Chloe Sevigny doesn't always score high marks. But at a party in New York City in July 2009, she hit a beauty home run. Her fiery lips looked spectacular with a few simple swipes of mascara and blush.
Tip: A fiery coral lip can be difficult to pull off. If you choose to go bold, look for a shade with a red base like Sevigny's. They tend to flatter most complexions.
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Jennifer Lopez shined at party in Miami with shimmering eyes and a pale coral lip.
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Soft coral lips are quickly becoming a popular alternative to flesh-toned nudes. Christina Ricci opted for the warm wearable shade at a Los Angeles movie premiere.
Tip: Soft, warm corals instantly help create the illusion of a fuller lip (thanks to their flesh-toned color). To plump it up even more, apply a clear gloss in the center of the lips. The light reflection from the gloss will make them appear even more full.
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A bold move for an actress who usually plays it safe with her makeup; Alexis Bledel's strong coral lip boosted her bright eyes and luminous complexion.
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At the 2009 Golden Globe Awards, January Jones' matte coral lip looked a little Ronald McDonald. A softer shade, with a swipe of clear gloss, would have made it much more glamorous.
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Actress Marley Shelton arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Watchmen" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 2, 2009 in Hollywood, California.
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The perfect neutral, coral lips work on almost every skin tone, including Evan Rachel Wood's fair complexion.
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