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The Look of the Moment: Coral Crush

Coral
 
Crush

why we love this look

Coral: a shade so spring-perfect, it pretty much screams “winter is over”. That’s not the only reason we’re crushing on this gorgeous color, either. Fresher than classic red and more sophisticated than shocking pink, coral gives off serious “cool-girl” vibes while remaining super chic. As an added bonus, it’s ultra-flattering on all skin tones.

what we used to create this look
Mono Makeup

Mono Makeup


Flirty, fresh, and flattering on all skin tones, coral is the perfect multi use color. It works on eyes, lips, nails and cheeks, immediately brings warmth to the face, and makes a bold statement without going overboard.

Monochromatic makeup is having a huge moment right now, and—luckily for us—it’s surprisingly easy to pull off. There are, however, a few basic rules to keep in mind. When wearing bright colors in twos and threes, there’s a fine line between a soft, harmonious face and a mono-pigment overload. The key to achieving perfect balance is to play with opacity, texture, finish, and tone. A “monochromatic” look doesn’t mean applying the exact same hue on eyes, lips and cheeks—in fact, using slightly different shades within the same color family creates a more modern effect. Opting for sheer in one area and bold in another helps keep things harmonious. Here, we paired a shimmery, bronze-coral shadow with a super-subtle cream blush and a glossy, statement-making satin lip.

When going mono, keep the rest of your makeup barely-there and fresh (or forego it altogether). We prepped the skin with a little color correcting primer, and kept the face foundation-free. We recommend staying away from black eyeliner and heavy mascara, as they can be a little jarring against such a soft look.

 

Mono Makeup
Mono Makeup
Mono Makeup
70’s Inspired Hair

70’s Inspired Hair


Coral has an undeniable 70’s appeal, so we couldn’t resist pairing this look with big, bouncy, disco-chic curls. Free-spirited and fabulous, they’re the perfect compliment to a fresh spring ensemble. To get the most authentic look possible, center part damp hair, then prep with hair R+Co’s Twister Curl Primer. This will give your curls soft, touchable (read: not crispy) definition. While hair is still damp, flip your head upside down, and—using your fingers—scrunch, and twist small sections of the hair. (Note: if your hair is not naturally curly, this method won’t work for you. For straight hair, you’ll have to fake texture with a curling wand.) Once your curls have dried, comb out the waves for that super soft, voluminous 70’s look. Tame any frizzies and flyaways with finishing cream, and voilà! You’re ready to boogie.

 

70’s Inspired Hair
70’s Inspired Hair
70’s Inspired Hair

 

 

Complete the look

As the weather warms up, so should your makeup look. Ring in spring with fresh, vibrant colors and glow-y finishes.


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