Here are 10 more in depth tricks and tips:
- Coral looks its best on tan skin so try using a light bronzer to warm up your skin and create a sun kissed beach look.
- Coral has a nasty habit of showing off your not so bright white teeth. Try OTC teeth whitening strips beforehand.
- Be aware of your skin shade. Fair, cool skin tones should look for coral lipstick with a pink or blue undertone while medium, darker, and warm skin tones should look for lipstick with a pink to more true orange undertone. If your not sure if your cool or warm, look at your wrist. If your veins are bluish, then you have a cool skin tone. If your veins are greenish, then you have a warm skin tone.
- Stay away from iridescent or shimmery shades or you'll look like your grandma’s coral or a blast from the '80s. Non-shimmery pops of coral will be spring’s bold, bright accessory.
- If you can, also avoid using lip liners which can be aging and look too heavy. Try a stick concealer which will make your lips more paste, softer, and less dramatic.
- Lip primer (or conceal) is key to avoid the bright color from bleeding into the lines around your mouth.
- Day time look: coral-colored lip gloss and natural warm look.
- Night time look: matte or cream and soft, light smokey eye with #9. Also glance over at #4 again.
- Stay in the family with the rest of your makeup. Peach, gold, poppy, and copper are wonderful complementary colors to apple to the cheeks and eyes.
- Keep a small handy mirror with you. With such a bright, bold color, you can't be too careful when reapplying.
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