Original designs by Fanshawe’s own; Kali Orenchuk, Sebastian Taborda Guarin, Christine Petric and Megan Shepherd. Models are wearing coral toned eye shadows and blush.
As the school year is quickly coming to an end and summer is just around the corner, it’s time to put away your heavy moisturizers and foundations and bring out the colours of the summer! Even though summer is a time when most people put away their makeup, you can still add pops of colour to brighten your complexion and makeup looks, especially for any nights out. This summer, try adding the charming colour of coral to your cheeks, eyes, lips or even your complexion!
When some people first look at the colour coral, they are terrified of its intensity and swear that they will never wear it. The truth is, if the right shade is picked and is properly applied, coral can look good on anyone. For someone who is just going out and about on a summer day and doesn’t really want to wear any makeup, putting on a coral lipstick can add a fresh look to your appearance. If you have a fair skin tone, stick with cool-toned corals as these will suit you best. If you have a bit more colour to your skin tone, you can really pull off any coral. If you have a dark skin tone, the brightest corals work the best.
If you aren’t much of a lipstick wearer, you can always add some coral to your complexion by using a primer and/or blush. Lise Watier has a duo primer that has a coral/apricot colour to it that is perfect to give a glow to the complexion and can be worn alone. However, if you are very fair, I would personally avoid using this product, or use very little of it, because you don’t want to end up looking orange. If you just want a little bit of colour on your cheeks, Benefit’s Coralista is the best blush to use because you can use it for just a sheer glow or you can build it up and get a really bright burst of colour.
Lastly, coral makes for a beautiful eye shadow colour that can be used for a simple and fun look or can be made to look more sophisticated for an evening out. For a day look you could use a glittery coral eye shadow with some dark brown eyeliner and black mascara and you’d be set. It’s simple but would make for a fun summer look. For an evening out, you could use a matte coral eye shadow and contour it with a chestnut brown colour, and then add on final touches with black eyeliner and some false eyelashes!
Next time you go out to look for your summer shades, don’t be afraid to try on some coral because chances are it will look stunning on you. If you still aren’t convinced, buy an inexpensive coral lipstick that suits your skin tone and wear it around for a day; count the number of compliments you get; you may be surprised!