What better way to celebrate the most glorious of seasons than to inject some colour back into your life and beauty wardrobe? The warmer months are the ideal time to play around with universally flattering coral tones (with an Aperol in hand, to stay on theme). Watermelon, candy, peach, salmon - whatever delicious colour that is your preferred pinky-orange shade, there's something to suit your taste. Keep reading for our suggestions for the products that make incorporating this vibrant colour into your beauty routine a breeze.
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Revlon Vinyl Lip Polish in Power Up
On the search for the perfect spring/summer statement lip? Say no more. For those that like it hot, Revlon’s latest liquid lip in Power Up is colour-pop punchy coral perfection. With a creamy, pigmented formula and high voltage shine, sans stickiness, an @emrata pillowy pout has never been easier to recreate.
A quick slick of this glossy goodness coupled with brushed-up-brows, lashings of mascara and otherwise minimal makeup, and a pair of gilded earrings is all you need to make like an It-Girl at your next soirée.
Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat
Paint your peepers the colour of a summer sunset à la Bondi with this compact beauty. UD is a brand known for doing unique yet versatile palettes, and this mighty mini delivers just that. Packed with five matte (i.e. grown-up) scorched sun hues and one handy highlight shade, it’s a dream to travel with, and can fit into the teensiest of clutches – perfect for heating up a look with a warm smokey eye during even the most frenzied Uber ride en route to happy hour cocktails.
OPI Infinite Shine in Got Myself Into a Jam-Balaya
Why not treat your digits to the candy coated hue instead? A melange of bright and creamy peach, dip your toes (or fingers, or both) into the coral trend with this feel-good shade from OPI. Their Infinite Shine range features 3 steps (primer and topcoat) for long lasting results, mimicking a salon-quality mani, sans LED lights and soak-off removal. No doubt a lick of this lacquer will definitely be in high wardrobe rotation and perfect for pairing with our silky Reformation dresses.
Shiseido Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush in Sonoya
J-Beauty is renowned for its innovative tech and an almost unparalleled focus on (and success of) mimicking youthful glowy-ness, and that’s exactly what this Shiseido blush delivers in spades. Fresh, feminine, flirty – a dab of warm coral pink on the apples of the cheeks is as universally flattering as an artfully drawn cat-eye, and three times easier. As for the nifty J tech, the airy mousse transforms into a long-lasting soft matte finish, lasting 8 hours even on the balmiest of days.
NARS The Multiple in Portofino
A well-recognised and beloved beauty staple for beauty eds and celeb makeup artists alike, The Multiple offers a subtle, dewy splash of colour, wherever you choose to place it. Handy for on the go in your handbag, the creamy formula is easily swiped on and blended out with nifty fingers, alone or over the top of makeup.
Aptly named Portofino after the vibrant village on the Italian Riviera, this multi-tasking stick features a slight shimmer – don on lips, cheeks, eyes, or all of the above for an effortless foray into monochromatic beauty.
Paco Rabanne Olympéa Legend EDP
Keen to pay homage to the colour du jour, sans donning it? Enter a parfum that not only will add a much needed pop of summer to your shelfie, but also will be in high rotation when the mercury soars. An updated iteration on an old classic, Olympéa Legend is fruity and flirty, plum and apricot melting into delicious sandy, salty-vanilla. To me, this exudes glowy-goddess goodness all-round, with compliments from both men* (okay, just my boyfriend) and women (yes, plural) to boot. Complex, sweet, floral – yes, for spring, albeit with a twist – a spritz or three before your next seaside date will see you living out your Australian hot girl summer dreams.