Bobbi Brown on Coral Makeup for Spring

Makeup maven Bobbi Brown shares her tips with BettyConfidential on how to wear the hottest shade of the season.
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2. Find your shade.
The coral shade range spans from universal nude tones to fresh new pink hues to true coral shades so that every woman can find a product that suits her. “For paler skin tones, cool corals are the most flattering,” says Bobbi. “I like to pair a pale coral lip with a pop of Calypso Coral Pot Rouge [$22,] on the cheeks for a gorgeous, beachy glow.”

Calypso Coral Pot Rouge

To brighten up medium skin tones, Bobbi recommends a stronger coral shade like Lorac’s Breakthough Performance SPF 15 Lipstick in It Girl ($22,

Lorac coral

You can then finish with a sheer sweep of coral-colored lip gloss; try Smashbox’s Illume ($18, for extra shine.

Smashbox coral

Deeper skin tones can pull off stronger orange shades, so you might want to try Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Kiss Me Coral ($6.99,

Revlon Coral

“For that sun-kissed look, dust a little Nectar Shimmer Brick [$38,] high on the cheek bones,” she suggests.

bobbi brown nectar shimmer brick

3. Don’t go overboard.
Less is more when it comes to coral – or any trend. “I always say that you should take one element of a trend and incorporate it into your look,” says Bobbi. “You don’t want to have coral lips, cheeks and eyes.” To give the coral trend a safe tryout, she recommends either using a coral lip color  and pair it with neutral eyes or use a coral shade of blush, like The Body Shop Kiss of Color Cheek Blush, Golden Coral ($14, on your cheeks and use a sheer, natural-looking gloss.

body shop coral

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 Rachel Grumman is a freelance health and beauty writer based in the New York City area.

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  1. I have supper pale skin, like the same shade of white as paper, so I wasn’t sure this trend would look good on me but I really liked it so I decided to give it a try. I brought it home, put it on, and fell in love. It looks great with bare skin and a little mascara, glammed up with a smokey eye, or fresh and almost girly with a sweetly shimmering shade of violet shadow. I am more than a little suprised how versatile it actually is.

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