If you knew me in college, you would often see me in the brightest colored clothes, super sparkly eyeshadow, plastic shoes, and my big plastic beaded jewelry. I don't know what possessed me to dress like a pre-teen from the '80s. I like to think I've matured in my sense of style and makeup, but I still have a love for color. I've learned that it's all about balance. If I have a neutral outfit, I like to wear a pair of bright colored heels with it during Spring/Summer. I can get a little pop of color without looking like a psycho. This rule applies with makeup too. For a few years now, coral has been the trendy color for Spring and Summer and I've been obsessed with it. Now there are a range of colors that can be considered "coral-y." It can range from light pinkish-orange to more of a slight reddish pink. I view coral as being a light pinky orange shade. Here are 4 ways to incorporate the color coral in your beauty life!
One way to rock the coral is on your fab fingers. I picked up Essie's Sunday Funday polish a few weeks ago and I've worn it many times since. I dotted some cute white polka dots using the head of a bobby pin and it added a playful vibe to my nails.
Now these next three ways are all on your face. If you do it right you can work the coral without looking like a clown. Maybe I look like one anyway, but I just love wearing color!
I tried out Maybelline's Coral Oasis eyeshadow quad and fell in love with it. It had four perfect shades that complement each other. The lighting in the pictures seems to wash out the coral shade a little bit but believe me, the coral shade is gorgeous in person! Be sure to blend, blend, blend out that eyeshadow to prevent harsh looking lines! To keep the focus on my eyes, I winged out my liner, threw on my Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascara, contoured my face with my Younique bronzer in Hermosa and wore a light coral lip color from Revlon's Colorburst Lip Butter in the shade, Juicy Papaya.
I love a good blush, but sometimes certain colors can be too harsh on certain skin tones. Milani's Coral Cove Rose Blush does the trick of adding a beautiful flush of color to those cheekbones. This one'll work on any skin tone.
Wearing bold lip colors can feel empowering, seductive, and powerful, but it all has to do with the shade and application. I've grown a little coral lip collection and they're just so delightful for Spring and Summer!
So with this look I went a little light with the color on the eyes and just placed that coral shade from the Maybelline Oasis quad on my lower lash line, a slightly thicker winged eyeliner, and my 3D lash mascara. Contoured with the Younique bronzer and the Milani Coral Cove blush. Then I let my lips steal the show — Bare Minerals lip liner in Energized, Maybelline Coral Crush lipstick, then a dab of Younique's lucrative lip gloss in Ladylike for some extra glam.
I really hope you enjoyed this post on the wonders of the color coral in the beauty world and hope you gals venture out of your comfort zone of pinks and reds and try this beautiful color out for yourself!
Do you own any coral in your wardrobe or makeup stash?