The makeup colour you can wear all summer

Article by Simply You

Coral crush in-line

With a nod to the 70s, coral is the colour trend you need to be wearing come beach or barbecue.

Coral signifies summer; it’s fresh, fun and chirpy. “Coral works well on all skintones and is less of a commitment than bright pink or crisp red lips,” says Auckland-based make-up artist Fiona Wright, who suggests opting for a shade that best suits your skin’s undertone.

Think brighter for cool tones and peachier for warm – neutral skintones can go either way. “If the vibrancy of the hue puts you off, opt for a sheer texture on your cheeks and lips,” she adds. Alternatively, dab a coral eyeshadow on the centre of your lids or slick a coat of coral varnish onto your nails for an easy way to inject the colour into your look

Beauty tip: “Get the most out of your favourite coral lippy by dabbing it on your cheeks for an instant skin lift,” says Fiona Wright.

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1. Nars Orgasm Illuminator $47. 2. Curtis Collection Lip Velvet in Berry Cocktail, $50. 3. Osmosis Colour Blush in Crushed Coral, $68. 4. Osmosis Colour Lip Glaze in Sweet, $52. 5. Karen Murrell Lipstick in #08 Coral Dawn, $30. 6. Karen Murrell Lipstick in #15 Peony Petal, $30. 7. Lancôme Cushion Blush Subtil in Splash Corail, $77. 8. Tom Ford Cheek Colour in Savage, $105. 9. Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour in 144 Vivant, $52. 10. Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Vinyl LipColor in Burn, $61. 11. Nude by Nature Virgin Blush $25. 12. Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick in Hot Chills, $61. 13. Tom Ford Lip Color in True Coral, $86.

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Words: Elise Wilson
Photos: Getty Images, Bauer Studio