Coral :: The Hot New Cosmetic Color

Coral is one of those makeup colors that a lot of women are afraid of. It’s not your typical red or safe pink, it’s CORAL. But, when worn correctly for your skin color, it can be super complimentary and pretty perfect.

Coral Tutorial:

Fair Skinned. Go for a more sheer lip gloss or blush. If you associate yourself with fair skinned singer Duffy, then wearing coral in sheer shades won’t be such a stark contrast to your pale skin.

  • Lip color Cover Girl Outlast Lipstain in “Coy Coral” ($7). Stains aren’t generally super dark, so they give you just the right amount of color but in a subtle way. Add some clear gloss on top of the stain for a little oomph!!
  • Blush – Benefit’s “Coralista” ($28) blush is the ultimate new “it” blush color and is totally buildable.

Darker Complexions. You can definitely try a deep full bodied coral lipstick and dark coral blush like Ashanti below. Her bright coral lipstick show you that your skin tone can handle it and is the perfect pop of color!

  • Lip color – Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in a “Go-Go” ($18). This highly pigmented lipstick is the way to get your lips noticed!
  • Blush Nars blush in “Torrid” ($25) is a beautiful coral with slight shimmer that automatically highlights the cheeks for darker beauties.

So go ahead and get yourself out of a makeup rut (that seems to be a theme for me lately, I’m into shaking things up on my face!) and give CORAL a chance!

And a big heartfelt thank you to all of my JennySue Makeup readers. Today is my 100th blog posting and I continue to have so much fun sharing my love of all things makeup and beauty with you all!