K-Beauty has us falling in love with all things coral

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  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
K-Beauty has us falling in love with all things coral
K-Beauty has us falling in love with all things coral

Orange, tangerine, peach and coral: these warm hues are a staple of K Beauty (Korean Beauty, if you didn’t know), used to create a look of baby-doll innocence. They also complement warm tones and brighten up cool-toned skin. To get this look, think of angling the coral accents around the face diagonally – from the eyes to the cheekbones and down to the lips. Here are some of our fave beauty picks.

Sunset Eyes

The coral glow around the eyes is achieved by mixing shades of orange and peach, which makes Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyeshadow in Coral Drama the perfect palette for this look. The eyeshadow can be applied on the eyelids for a more subtle sunset, or around the full eye and under the lower lash line for a full blast of solar radiance. Feel free to swipe a copper colour above the eyeshadow if you’re fair skinned, or finish the look off with the shimmery highlighter for darker skin.

Peach Blush

In keeping with K Beauty tradition, let the blush run wild over the upper half of your face. Apply a shimmery blush like L’Oréal True Match Blush in Peach on the upper cheekbones and swipe it up over your temples. The blush should be kept around the eye area; don’t apply any higher than the corners of your eyebrows.

Fruity Lips

The colour-saturated NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Dye in Revolt Orange is certainly delicious enough to pull this off and capture the innocent ‘sucking on an orange lolly’ look. The lip stain should be applied in the centre of the lips and kept super-subtle.

Pro tip: if you’re going ahead with the full-face coral look, change up hues for each area of the face. If your eyes are a darker orange, the blush and lip stain should be lighter colours of the same palette. Don’t forget to blend the eyeshadow and blusher well, as they will intersect at the eye area.

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