Beauty: Statement Pinks & Corals

May 7 2014, 11:00 AM

Ambient Lighting Blush from Hourglass

The bright, saturated colors seen on designers’ Spring 2014 runways weren’t just reserved for the clothes. From power pinks (raspberry at Naeem Khan) to hyper-corals (Prabal Gurung), makeup artists made bold, tropical hues a focal point. If you’re looking to experiment with these statement tones, check out these recommendations for playing up your lips, cheeks, and nails.


From Lancôme's French Ballerine collection comes a line of Rouge In Love lip color in highly pigmented shades such as Violet Valentine. The long-lasting formula provides a burst of color that stays put—with all the benefits of a moisturizing balm.

Find It: $28.50, at all Lancôme counters and


Experimental ladies will enjoy Bite Beauty’s Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library, which lets you test every possible shade of the color rose, from soft pink to a deep brick-red. All twelve glosses are lightly rose-scented and, like every Bite product, are made from natural, food-grade ingredients.

Find It: $49,


Traditional blushes are often made of a single, fairly flat shade. With Ambient Lighting Blush by Hourglass (pictured, above), cheeks get a flush of seamless, lit-from-within color. And a lot of choice: The handmade product is available in a wardrobe of vivid hues, from soft coral to vibrant magenta.

Find It: $35,


Coral is one of the biggest color trends of the season, but it can overwhelm some faces. Instead, stay on-trend by embellishing your nails with OPI’s resilient Down To The Coreal Lacquer.

Find It: $9,



Another nail art option: For polish with some texture, try Cinnamon Girl by NCLA. The color dries to a deep orange-red with a matte, sugar-like finish.

Find It: $16,



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