With summer at its peak, the time is ripe to heat things up on the lipstick front, and so the nude, neutral lip is giving way to a deliciously seasonal coral hue – perfect for complementing a sun-kissed glow.
“Coral embodies that just-back-from-the-beach look,” says Chanel makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, whose clients include Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence. “It makes you look like you have just been on a summer vacation.”
Not quite pink, not quite orange, this is a shade that perfectly offsets bronzed or pale skin and brightens up the face like no other.
Dark and olive complexions look great in shades with a tangerine base while paler, fairer skin suits shades with salmon undertones.
And while you might think that redheads are a bad fit for the trend, Rachel says that pure, warm peachy shades look great.
But keep the rest of your makeup minimal: tinted moisturizer, a few coats of black mascara and defined brows are all you need to go with a sheer coral lip. For brighter, richer textures add a sweep of light bronzer.