March 14, 2011

How to- Spring Trend : CORAL


I'm sure you have all seen the colorfilled runways for Spring. I personally love it! A very IT color this year ( and last year too, I think) is CORAL! Now it's not necessarily the easiest color to wear for everyone! I personally quite like it because it brings out my blue eyes. 
I thought I'd give you guys a quick run threw my go to coral products and wearable ways to wear the color!

My favorites are :

 Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Coral: I have mentioned before Revlon Colorburst are my favorite lipstick. Creamy, long lasting, very pigmented. This coral is great, it's not too orange-y, not to red.

Mac Coral Crepe Paintpot: This is more of an orange-y coral but I love it none the less. I got it recently and feel like I will be using it a lot during the Spring/Summer. Great for blue eyes. 

MAC Joie-de-Vivre cremeblend: Once again a recent acquisition. I'm sorry I know a lot of these are discontinued but maybe you can find similar shades. I know Illamasqua's Rude Cremeblush is similar a little peachier though. This is more of a pinky-coral. It gives a very nice flush and lasts a decent amount of time. 


Excuse the akward face
Something I love to wear when the hot months are around is bright lips! I pair it with a fresh face and just a coat (or two) or mascara. It works great for day or night. To keep it casual, keep the face bear, and apply the lipstick from the tube: swipe it or dab it if you want a more toned down lip. Applying it straight from the tube will make sure it's not too perfect. 


Once again, akward face!
Got to work on that
 Another way to wear Coral is on the cheeks! A nice bright blush is always an instant pick me up! I think Coral suits most skin tones, you just have to find your right shade. I like this pink-y one. I apply it on the back of the cheek and cheekbone, so I don't end up looking clownish.


Now, this is more of a nighttime look but I think it's a nice alternative to the usual smokey eye. I used Coral Crepe paintpot all over the lid and blended above the crease, a lot of black , smudgy liner and very voluminous lashes ( MUFE Smokey Lash). It is quite orange-y but I like the contrast with the black liner, it gives it that grunge, messy look! (Sadly it did not transfer very well on picture)

If you want a more natural alternative:

If bold lips are too much, just use a bright gloss. I like Buxom lips in Bambi. It's not too sticky and has a little tingley effect I like. The coral -pink is more natural but still very nice and brightening.

 For a more daytime, less in-your-face coral eye look this is what I do. I create very slight definition in my crease with a brown one or two shade darker than my skin tone ( I used UD's Naked). Then I apply Mac's Firecracker ( a shimmery, reddish coral) to my lid. I use no liner whatsoever and opt for a lengthening mascara that gives clean definition. 

So will you be sporting the Coral trend this Spring/Summer?

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1 comment:

  1. I love this look...very subtle but trendy :)