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Beauty School: How To Wear (& Pull Off!) Coral Shades

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Officially described as "an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge", the Pantone Colour of the year 2019 was 'Living Coral'. But while 2019 is long gone, coral is still very much in!

We are not complaining, as coral lipsticks & blushes have been making a splash for quite a while now. It’s a playful colour and instantly brightens up your face. Snuggled somewhere between the safe pink and the loud orange, the living coral is extremely easy to wear and looks great on most of the skin tones.

The key to acing coral makeup lies in highlighting just one feature. For instance, pair a coral lip with nude eye makeup or a dab of coral blush on the cheeks for a warm flush.

Face
Peach or coral blush has been enjoying the spotlight for some time now. Many have ditched regular pinks for sunny and vibrant corals. It adds a brightness to your face along with a healthy flush. Whether you prefer powder or cream blush, the golden, peachy glow will lend a sun-kissed touch to your face preventing it from looking flat. The Chisel It Show Stopper comes with bronzer and highlighter along with a pretty peach blush. You can also use your favourite coral lipstick as blush, just in case you are wondering.

Lips
The safest way to wear a coral shade is on the lips. It’s a pretty shade and looks gorgeous on everyone. Go for a coral lip for those laidback Sunday brunches. The Manish Malhotra Hi-Shine Lipstick in Sunset Sienna will get you through all the eating and drinking while delivering a high glossy finish. It’s super long-lasting, yet incredibly soft and comfortable on the lips.

Manish Malhotra Hi-Shine Lipstick Sunset Sienna

Eyes
Makes your eyes pop with a pale coral shade. Go for a coral eyeshadow or simply use your peach blush on the lids for that wash of colour. Use the Chisel It Show Stopper blush on the lids for a wash of colour on the eyes. Or simply mix it with the bronzer for a subtler look.

Manish Malhotra Blush Stick in Seduction
Nails
If you are still reluctant about trying the coral shade, your nails would be a good start. We are all for bright nail paints. Whatever the season, the pop colours can give you dazzling digits in a swipe. If you are looking for ways to work the coral shade in your look, try coral nail paint. The LIT Nail Enamel in Commando is a living coral shade that instantly brightens up your hands and looks great on all skin tones.

So how are you planning to rock this gorgeous shade?