The lipstick colour to try this winter
Celeb inspiration to brighten up the cooler months
By Carli Alman
Beauty Crew Editor / May 26 2017
There are certain trends we gravitate towards when the seasons change: when summer hits, we’re all about bronzed, glowing skin, and bright popping colours; when winter rears its frosty head, we’ll usually pull out vampy dark reds and purple makeup, and sport almost-black manicures.
But instead of keeping up with the status quo of winter colour trends, we’d like to make a case for a poppier lip shade this autumn/winter season: coral.
Featuring tones of pink and orange, the warm and vibrant hue will give your winter look some much needed pep and oomph. The colour can also help counteract any dull skin that comes with the cooler weather, and is actually a lot more versatile than you think.
Our pick? Katy Perry’s COVERGIRL X Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Coral Cat, which she debuted at Coachella last year. Not only is the formula drag-free, making it feel like heaven to apply, but the pigmentation of the demi-matte shade is just beautiful. And lest you worry that a matte texture will leave your lips feeling drier than the Sahara, the nourishing formula features shea, aloe and avocado butters to ensure your lips feel soft and conditioned at all times.
Now, some inspiration for how to wear coral lipstick this winter. Take note from these colour-loving celebs.
Pair your popping coral lip with velvet-smooth skin, and a slight contour created with a peach-toned blush. Keep the colour quite soft and subtle – you’re looking to create barely-there definition that complements your lip colour.
Whoever said coral lipstick wouldn’t work for a low-key beauty look obviously hasn’t seen what magic Zendaya can create. We love how she’s paired the colour with glowing peach cheeks and defined brows.
Use your pointer finger to gently dab your coral lipstick colour onto your lips for a stained finish, then add warm orange tones to your eyes and cheeks for a gorgeous, stand-out beauty look.
Add some smudged definition to the outer corners of your eyes and enhance your lashes to give your coral lipstick a touch of night-time elegance.
Channel your inner makeup artist and blend your coral with a beige nude for a custom lip colour – this will give your neutral lip added warmth, and tones down your coral so you can mix things up with some metallic green eyeshadow without feeling like you’ve gone overboard.
Bring out the pink tones of your coral lipstick by applying a rose coloured blush to the apples of your cheeks, taking the colour up to your temples. Finish with a soft wash of metallic pink shadow on your lids.
Blend some orange and terracotta tones into your brown-based smoky eye to complement your popping coral lipstick. To give your cheeks that dewy finish, opt for a cream blush instead of a powder one.
You could pair your coral lipstick with a standard winged liner or you can get on board the graphic liner bandwagon and try something a little bit different and totally attention grabbing.
Looking for more makeup trends? Mix up your everyday look by trying the celeb favourite low-key glam.
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Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.