Beauty, MakeupCoral Returns

There are few things I love more about summer makeup trends than the coral lip. It’s easier to pull off and more universally flattering than say- the bright blue eye shadow I discovered yesterday. Every year a new batch of coral lippies come out but it’s hard to find ones that are a deeper brownish- coral which works with most people’s complexions without being too orange. My top lipstick pick this summer is Paul and Joe Beaute Lipstick in Belle Epoque (30).

It looks ridiculously orange in the image and Dermstore describe it as a warm shade of “orange-red” In the tube, it’s much more of a rosy brownish coral with a slight glossy sheen. It contains quite a bit of pigment and goes on a very rich color on the lips. (One reason I love coral more than peach is because peach is so light it washes me out).

My top lip gloss pick is MAC Dazzleglass in Utterly Posh, which is part of the MAC Double Dazzle collection that will be on counters and online April 30. It’s more orange-coral with less red than the Paul and Joe but packs a lot of sparkle. I love it for a fun, wet look with a lot of pizzazz. Since it’s a gloss it’s more sheer and has less staying power so I almost always layerthe gloss over the lipstick which produces that rich, multidimensional coral that makes your lips look like they belong on a makeup ad.

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