Kickin’ It With Coral

Sometimes the most surprising shades can pop up in the dead of winter.  I wasn’t loving how cold and dreary it was yesterday as I wore my boring black turtleneck and felt uninspired to mess with my hair. (this happens more often than I’d like to admit.) So I decided the easiest way to kick things up a notch, would be to dress up my nails, cheeks, and lips with bright and cheery CORAL!

{Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick “Coral Crush,” ($7.50) & Sonia Kashuk blush “Sunset.“($9)
China Glaze polish “Surreal Appeal.” (from the Cirque du Soleil collection}
The polish looks quite different in this picture (with a flash) than it did in yesterdays post (no flash).  I was loving my nails more than anything the day I did this look so I decided to keep with the coral theme and let it spill onto my face.  Coral is one of those shades that adds an immediate warm glow to the skin and is super happy and wearable.

 {Keepin’ my head cute with my new Neff beanie, here.}

Like I said, it was an uninspiring hair day, so the easiest way to dress up my head was with this fun polka dot beanie!

{Do I look tough?  No, not really.}
Just trying to show you how similar my nails, cheeks, and lip color turned out to be!  Pretty spot on in coordinating.  I need to stick with the smiley normal poses though in the future – this just doesn’t look natural.  But figured it provided a little comic relief from the normal beauty blogger pose!

{Too Faced Natural Eye Palette shadows + Benefit “They’re Real” Mascara. No liner.}
I’m wearing one of my favorite lip liners underneath this coral shade to give it a bit of extra staying power – Palladio Herbal Precision lip liner in “salmon” ($6).  It actually tones down the brightness of this lipstick just enough.  
If you’re wondering what type of coral you should be trying, here’s a short and sweet cheat sheet…
  • Fair skinned ladies can wear a rosy coral shade like I’m wearing here.  
  • Medium complexions can go for a vibrant melon shade.
  • Darker skin can pull of a deep gold based coral.
I’ve had this coral lipstick for over a year now, and honestly, I never get tired of it and it always makes me feel a bit more fun when I wear it (and the creamy texture is wonderful).  I love how this spring/summer type color actually brought my winter black clothes to life and seem not so boring!
What do you think of wearing coral makeup in the winter?

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