As lip colours go, coral is made for springtime. It’s light, bright and can be worn from day to night seamlessly, perfect for everything from the office to Sunday brunches. It’s all about how you rock the trend. It’s also one of those rare colours that suits every skin tone and hair colour – it’s a shade that brightens and adds a punch without drawing too much attention. That’s why we’ve dedicated this post to guiding you through the key ways to nail spring’s coral lip colours. From moisturising balms to intense stains, we’ve found the best springtime coral colours and dissected the ways to rock them. We promise, after this you’ll be set to go, whatever the occasion.
Find Your Perfect Shade
Finding the perfect coral shade is the first step to nailing the look. If you’re fair-skinned, opt for a shade that has pinky undertones to lighten your complexion. Those who are darker skinned can dare to go bold with an orange-hued stain. For blondes, we’d recommend anything more nude. Brunettes, you can be a little bolder with a red undertone in your coral lipstick of choice. Here are some of our favourite coral lipsticks to get you started.
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Coral Britannia, €6.44
This is a gorgeous shade for blondes, or for a daytime look. It’s soft and subtle but will add a definite pop, plus this is a moisturising lipstick, great for lips in need of a little TLC after winter.
Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color Limited Edition, €26
Bobbi Brown’s intensely pigmented lipsticks never fail to pack a punch. This is a great shade for evening. Just add a little mascara to dewy skin and you’re ready to go.
Chanel, Rouge Coco Shine in Flirt, €32.50
For a little luxury, try Chanel’s decadent lipstick. It’s a creamy texture and the colour is long-lasting – guaranteed to give you a perfect coral pout all day.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Kiss Me Coral, €10
For an affordable pop of colour, Revlon’s Kiss Me Coral lipstick ticks all the right boxes. With orange undertones, this is a great shade for those with sallow skin and brunettes.
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss, Nude Peach Coral, €7
NYX are fast becoming our go-to beauty brand. This delicious lip gloss adds texture for a punchy, glossy look. The colour is light – perfect for daytime.
Preparation Is Key
After a long winter, lips can be dry and cracked, and that’s before you apply anything to them. Most lipsticks are moisture-intense these days, but it still helps if your lips are in top-notch condition before you apply a lipstick to avoid any flakiness or cracking. First, use a dry toothbrush to gently exfoliate dead skin by brushing in soft, circular motions. Afterwards, apply vaseline or a lip balm to deeply moisturise lips daily. Your lips will thank you when they hold that coral colour perfectly.
Match Your Look
With a strong lip, you have to take your outfit colour choices in to consideration. Keep it really simple with neutrals and nudes. Thankfully, this summer’s trends are perfect for the coral lip look. Try wearing this season’s favourite colour, white, with a coral shade for instant spring cool.
Denim is another perfect partner for coral – from stone washes to dark denim hues, you can wear your coral lip look with pride with these blues.
Teal is also a gorgeous colour to rock with coral – it’ll bring put the colour even more on your lips.
Colours to avoid? Reds and pinks can clash with your coral colours, so avoid them at all costs. The more neutral toned, the better.
Pare It Back
As for the rest of your make-up look. the joy of the coral lip is that it does all the talking. You don’t need a smoky eye or a lot of contouring. Keep skin fresh and dewy with a light foundation, dust a little blusher over cheeks and add mascara for a fresh, spring beauty look. If you’re taking the look to night time, use a little eyeliner to enhance your eyes and a lip liner to solidify the lip look. Voila!
This guest post was written by Aran Sweaters Direct.
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