Coral Lips Scream Spring!

I keep seeing the big trend in beauty and fashion is the color ORANGE…I don’t do orange very well, whether it be lipstick or clothing.  But, I do love a good seasonal trend and I know there’s always a way to tweak a trend to make it work for you.  So instead of orange lipstick, I will wear CORAL.  Coral is just an easier version of the citrus fruit color with a hint of pink- which is always flattering on women in my opinion.

Insert picture of beautiful Charlize Theron sporting coral lips a couple months ago- she was already looking forward to spring obviously;-)

{My take on coral lips, with Maybelline’s Super Stay 24Hr color in Continuous Coral}

I recently sported some coral lips to a baby shower, and paired this lip color with a yellow eye shadow (try MAC’s chrome yellow $14.00) and very coral cheeks (Lancome blush in shimmer coral sunset $29.50).   I found this to be a very refreshing combination and love how spring-like this orange-y color looks, without actually being orange!

 {After I sported this look, I came across photos from Gwen Stefani’s spring/summer 2011 L.A.M.B. collection where she had her models sporting the yellow eye shadow look too!  Funny, doesn’t this model slightly resemble miss Stefani herself with that hair do and red lips??!}

I borrowed this coral color by Maybelline Super Stay 24hr lip color from my mom who was in town and was raving over this stay put lipcolor, so I had to give it a try.   And I must say, I put this stuff on at 10am in the morning before the shower, had some punch, petite fours, chicken salad, then Girl Scout cookies when I got home (yum, it’s that time of year!) and even around 3pm, my lips still looked good as new!!  Really!

Instead of sporting “orange wear” for spring, I think I’m going to be more inspired by the white and cream palette seen at the Ralph Lauren Spring 2011 collection.  I love the idea of wearing head to toe versions of white this spring (once I get a slight tan of course!) and breaking them up with a brown belt or other leather and metal accessories.

I think my new coral lips and cheeks would also pair nicely with this crisp white look!  

What fashion or beauty trends will scream spring for you this year??