I was chatting with a buddy this morning about springy lip colors (Hi, Agata! Hey, girl!), and it totally put me in the mood for something juicy and coral.
And since you know I’m all about the lip combos… Here’s a cute one from the MAC A Fantasy of Flowers collection I stumbled on completely by accident.
Some quick backstory…
One day earlier this week when my lips were painfully parched, I quite literally grabbed the first two things next to me on my desk and threw them on, and they just happened to be sheer nude Naked Bud Lipstick and Star Quality, a bright orangey coral (thank goodness they were lip products, LOL!).
I layered them, too (with the gloss on top of the lipstick, of course), grabbed a mirror and was like, YES! Star Quality’s somewhat sheer, so when it’s layered on top of Naked Bud, you can still see the nude lipstick peeking through, but at the same time you get the juiciness of the orangey coral.
I liked how it turned out, so I did it again today, and I’m sure I’ll be doing it again. These are definitely going into regular rotation right meow.
For my eyes, to play off the coral on my lips, I grabbed the Golden Hours Mineralize Eye Shadow quad from A Fantasy of Flowers, popped the coral from the quad in the center of my lids, and smoked out the inner and outer corners with the two browns.
I also turned up the shimmer by applying the shadows using wet brushes, but for a softer, less metallic finish, you could use a regular ol’ dry brush instead. If you do, though, I should point out that I notice some fallout with the Mineralize Eye Shadows, particularly when I apply them dry.
If you do your eyes first, you can clean up whatever happens to drop onto your under-eye area or cheeks before you do your foundation, powder and the whole shebang.
I’m about to rock this look to the bank in a few minutes (exciting, I know). I mean, at least it’s Friday afternoon, so maybe I’ll look like I’m getting ready to go out tonight (as far as I know, I’m not).
MAC’s A Fantasy of Flowers collection is out now, so if any of these things catch your eye or spark ideas, everything here is available at MAC counters and online.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,