GET THE LOOK: Recreate This Vibrant Makeup Look With Pantone’s Color Of The Year
Pantone color of the year is ‘Living Coral’, a beautiful, tropical shade that is sure to replace your favorite red lipstick this summer. Pops of coral can really brighten up your look and looks great against this oh-so-gray winter. For brown girls, coral stands out against our melanin and creates a beautiful beat. Not sure where to start? We have you covered so you’ll be out here looking like a coral cutie!
First, you should start with a primer. If I am wearing foundation, a primer is a non-negotiable. Primer helps your makeup lay correctly. We put a base coat on our nails, a pre-coat before we paint…why wouldn’t we do the same for our face? If you are looking for something to give your skin a boost, check out Urban Decay Rebound Collagen-Infused Complexion Prep Priming Spray ($32.00, Sephora.com). This primer comes in spray form for easy application and contains collagen so your skin instantly looks tighter and hydrated. You can also use this during the day (yes, after you have your makeup on). After I applied my primer, I then used Col Lab Meet Your Matte Foundation in Mocha 10 ($14.99, SallyBeauty.com). This foundation is great if you need full coverage. I haven’t been wearing foundation recently, so applying this to my face, it felt a bit heavy. I didn’t like the velvety look (even though it specifically gives you this look); however, this is perfect for someone who needs heavy coverage. I thought it exacerbated my pores; however, the technology is supposed to ‘blur.’ I didn’t wear concealer with this look but feel free to add your favorite one to your undereye area and blend appropriately.
Next, it was time to focus on my brows. I used my trusty natural brow tutorial and applied Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Dark Brown ($18.00, Sephora.com). Because I wanted a more prominent brow, I made sure to highlight on the top and bottom with concealer (make sure to blend). For my eyes, I used the Urban Decay Born To Run Palette ($49.00, Ulta.com). I absolutely love the diversity of this palette and it’s perfect for creating sunset-esq eyes.
On my brow bone, I used the shade ‘Stranded’ from the Born To Run palette. Then, I followed up with ‘Baja’ on my lid, it’s such a beautiful burnt orange, but comes across as a deep coral on melanin skin. In my crease, I mixed ‘Accelerate’ and ‘Ignite’. For my cat eye, I used Urban Decay Perversion Waterproof Fine Point Eye Pen ($22.00, Sephora.com). As you can tell, this goes on super black and sleek. I didn’t have lashes, but I wanted to make my eyes pop. I used Lancome Cils Booster XL Vitamin Infused Mascara Primer ($26.00, Sephora.com).
Now it’s time for the lip! I’m obsessed with this lip and wasn’t surprised to find out that it’s actual the name of the lipstick under Pat McGrath. This is the MatteTrance Lipstick in Obsessed! ($38.00, Sephora.com). It’s a strong color but applies so beautifully. Even though it is matte, it applies as a cream and then dries as a matte. I hadn’t tried the Pat McGrath line before, but one of our writers’ was smitten with it, so I took the financial dive.
To finish my look, I sprayed my face with Too Faced Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray ($32.00, Sephora.com). I love this setting spray because it manages my oily t-zones and I’m not dabbing my face eighty million times a day.
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