Of all the things that I love about summer, the bright lipsticks and fun, punchy clothing colors are two of my favorites. I’m not afraid to wear a bright lip year round, but something about tanned skin and a coral pop of color tells the story of summer to me.
Sometimes, though, it can be hard to know how to coordinate the rest of your makeup with a bright coral lip, so I’m sharing my trick in this post.
The rule I typically follow is this: When wearing a bold red or orange lipstick, SKIP THE BLUSH!
As a blush lover, it took me a minute to really nail this technique down without feeling like my face was “flat”. But truly, the balance of highlighter and bronzer and/or contour is enough to add dimension to your face while the lipstick adds all the color.
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For this look, which was inspired by something I’d wear to a summertime wedding, I chose the brightest coral lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury’s Hot Lips Lipstick in the shade “Hot Emily”. It was so fun to wear and is a perfect balance of pigment without being overly drying on the lips.
I added some warmth and color to my face with the MAC Electric Wonder Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder in “Canyon Dreamin”. It’s a very pretty bronze shade that applies beautifully. I always worry that bronzer is going to look blotchy, but this product truly dusted on softly and natural looking.
The highlighter is a newer product to me and I enjoyed wearing it. It’s hard for me to pass on anything by Charlotte Tilbury and the Glowgasm Beauty Light Wand in “Peachgasm” is perfect for summer. Trust me when I say a little goes a long way with these. The peach and pink shades could sort of double up as blush if you like a shimmery blush, but I preferred using it on the tops of my cheekbones as a highlighter.
For amped up lashes, I was excited to use the new Le Volume Révolution De Chanel Extreme Volume Mascara. The wand is a 3D-printed brush that’s designed for the perfect amount of mascara in one stroke. I was able to get a lot of volume and thickness from this mascara, which was the focus of the eye look!
Overall, I thought the makeup look was summery, easy, and perfect for a night out.
Products I Used: NARS Sheer Glow foundation, Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow, MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Bare Study, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer, Le Volume Révolution De Chanel Extreme Volume Mascara, Charlotte Tilbury’s Hot Lips Lipstick, Glowgasm Beauty Light Wand in Peachgasm, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Demolition, NARS Ashes to Ashes eyeshadow
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This post was sponsored by Nordstrom.