Here is my first [Makeup Trend Focus] where I want to share a look I created with orange coral lips. This upcoming spring season, I am seeing a lot of bright colors for lips, especially orange. I know for many people, orange doesn’t seem very wearable, but it’s actually quite flattering.
I naturally love these shades and feel anyone can carry off a brighter lip color because it looks great on all skin tones. Bright lips give the face life and vitality while also making a fashion statement…or should I say, beauty statement?
How to wear this trend:
- Personally, if I’m going to wear a bright lip (which is definitely an element of my signature style), I like to keep the rest of the makeup more effortless. Meaning for the eyes, I wear soft, nude eye shadows with little actual color. I still wear black eyeliner around the whole eye and MAC #48 eyelashes because I still want the eyes to stand out, but not the focal point of the look.
- Being that coral is warm based, I like to keep the cheeks warm to compliment the lips and the overall skin to have a glorious glow. I always wear bronzer and a highlighting powder, but in terms of blush, I actually chose a bronzy blush, but popped a little coral to brighten the cheeks even more.
- If you look at the photo closely, I used a blue based eye shadow highlighter under the brows. It’s MAC “Vellum” eye shadow which I truly love, but I honestly only wear it sparingly. I absolutely LOVE a blue-based highlighter coordinated with a coral lip.
[Why? You know what my one word answer is going to be: CONTRAST] Blue and orange are opposite colors, hence they contrast each other. In this situation, it’s a subtle contrast but worth noting].
[Beauty Confession] - Although this is a lip focus, I have to say, I’m exceptionally impressed on how well my skin photographed being that I have had some skin issues (which have been majorly improving thanks to new skincare products–to be shared soon), but the secret is, I am wearing a NEW foundation in this photo. I heard that NARS has great foundations, so I went to Sephora and asked for a sample. In these photos, I’m wearing the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. I matched myself to a “Deuville” which seems to match very well, although today I went to the NARS website to read about the foundation colors and I think I will go back and try one more shade to be sure before making a purchase. I will talk more about this foundation in a future post as well, because it’s truly magnificent. I just can’t get over how flawless my skin looks! (I don’t wake up with perfect skin, trust me)!
The lip combo: MAC "Lasting Sensation" lip pencil, MAC "Watch Me Simmer" lipstick, MAC "Richer, Lusher" cremesheen glass
[Do you like orange coral lips? What are your favorite products to achieve this look?]