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 lancome.com
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, sephora.com
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, sephora.com
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, beautybrands.com
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, shopncla.com