When Pantone declared Living Coral as their 2019 Color of the Year, we were beyond thrilled. Not only because it’s an “animating and life-affirming” hue, as the color authorities describe it, but also because it’s a shade that seems to look good on everyone.

But if we had to pick favorites, we think coral hues look especially vibrant on deep skin tones. With bright, energizing undertones, they create a gorgeous contrast against darker complexions and emphasize the richness of morena skin. Proof? Here are 3 easy, Living Coral-inspired makeup looks, as worn by a few of BeautyMNL’s resident morenas.


For a brightening wash of color, sweep a coral-toned eyeshadow over your entire lid and dab a bit of golden shimmer on the center. Top it off with volumizing mascara and a nude lip, and you’ve got a romantic, vibrant makeup look you can still wear daily. Nisee wears…

EYESHADOW: Paprika Matte & Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette, now on sale at P1,695 (limited time only). Shop it here.
MASCARA: Benefit BADGal BANG Mascara, P1,500. Shop it here.
LIPSTICK: Sunnies Face Fluffmatte in Baked, P345. Shop it here.


If subtlety is your preference, then flushed cheeks paired with dewy skin is right up your alley. Using your fingers, add a touch of creamy coral blush onto the apples of your cheeks. Then, amp up the glow with a peachy highlight over your cheekbones and a dab of gloss on your lips. Marla wears…

BLUSH: K-Palette 1Day Tattoo Lasting Cheek Tint in Orange, P795. Shop it here.
HIGHLIGHT: Sunnies Face Glowboss in Femme, P445. Shop it here.
LIP GLOSS: Rom&nd Juicy Lip Tint, P680. Shop it here.


For a no-fail makeup look, you can never go wrong with a good lip color and a simple cat-eye. Paint your lips a cool-toned coral for a face-brightening contrast, then create subtle drama on the eyes with a jet black liquid liner. Angie wears…

EYELINER: Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner, P199. Shop it here.
LIPSTICK: Rom&nd Zero Gram Matte in Adorable, P780. Shop it here.

Look alive!

Photos by Kat Echon.

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