Monday, April 1, 2013

How To Wear Coral Lipstick

A couple of posts ago, I mentioned how coral lips were going to be big this Spring and Summer and why shouldn't it be? It's such a juicy, neon-ish color; perfect for the fashion conscious girls out there who want a pop of color on their lips. Coral lipstick is also pretty intimidating to don and is often ignored. The orange tinted shade is no where near the comfortable reds/pinks realm and women don't know how to wear it correctly. Well, I was one of those girls. I adored the shade on other women but when it came to my lips, forget it! I've gotten over the fear with these simple make-up tips and hopefully, they'll help you too.

How To Wear Coral Lipstick

Here are 10 more in depth tricks and tips:

  1. 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.
  2. Coral has a nasty habit of showing off your not so bright white teeth. Try OTC teeth whitening strips beforehand.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. Lip primer (or conceal) is key to avoid the bright color from bleeding into the lines around your mouth.
  7. Day time look: coral-colored lip gloss and natural warm look.
  8. Night time look: matte or cream and soft, light smokey eye with #9. Also glance over at #4 again.
  9. 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.
  10.  Keep a small handy mirror with you. With such a bright, bold color, you can't be too careful when reapplying.

Are you bold enough to sport coral lips?

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Emmett Katherine said...

i love orange (lol "coral") lipstick. LOVE. but i usually save it for nighttime/going out. MAC morange is my favourite shade. so bright and fun :)

Melissa Blake said...

That shade is really pretty..makes me excited for summer!!

casper+pearl said...

love this!

lots of love from the c&p girls,
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