Music festival season is here and brings with it your alter ego – a bohemian carefree version of yourself that has been counting down the days to come out and let go! Giving you the perfect opportunity to try things a little differently with your makeup + hair. In the upcoming weeks we’ll break it down as simply as possible, starting today with your lips. And I believe there is only one route to take and it’s coral! Red is too elegant or retro, vamp is too winter and pink is a little too girlie… making coral the perfect choice. It’s a warm + earthy shade that pairs perfectly with boho tops and cutoffs. And I’m not talking about a soft coral that we wear so beautifully in our every day lives! I’m talking about a bright coral that’s strong enough to anchor your alter ego’s ethereal hippie attire. So find your shade + finish below and you’re all set with one less thing to think about when packing!
CORAL POPPY TINTED LIP BALM: Tarte LipSurgence
in Spirited is perfect if you hate feeling like you’re wearing more than chapstick, and the color really pops on fair skin (I used it in the shot above on Krysten Ritter for her premiere of Life Happens!
on Monday and was so happy with how it photographed on the red carpet).
SHIMMER CORAL IN A SATIN FINISH: Covergirl Blast Flipstick
in Stunner has a bright orange-coral on one side and an orangey-gold shimmer on the other side, making it the perfect fiery choice for medium to dark skin tones.
Coming soon: Festival eyes… Look out!
THE JUST-BITTEN STAIN: This little beauty delivers a sheer stain to add color in a very fairy tale, “I have naturally bright pink lips, sorry!” kind of way. TBD Favorite: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis in #14.
THE HIGH PAY-OFF TINTED BALM: This is for those of us who hate the feeling of wearing more than a lip balm, but don’t want to sacrifice color! TBD Favorite: Tarte LipSurgence in Amused.
THE INTENSE GLOSS: This is for the girl who loves a shiny glossy lip but still wants to rock a bright shade. TBD Favorite: NARS Larger Than Life Gloss in Place Vendome.
THE HIGH-PIGMENT MATTE CRAYON: This wonder stick is for the retro girl who loves the classic edge of a matte lip. TBD Favorite: Bite Beauty Matte Pencil in Grapevine.
THE DAREDEVIL MATTE GLOSS-STAIN HYBRID: This goodness-in-a-tube is like nothing you’ve ever felt before! It stains your lip for hours but in a matte finish and comes in the brightest array of colors possible. TBD Favorite: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars in Brights.
Which is your favorite? What drugstore brands do you find have the most pink payoff?
The Beauty Department