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, bobbibrowncosmetics.com] on the cheeks for a gorgeous, beachy glow.”
To brighten up medium skin tones, Bobbi recommends a stronger coral shade like Lorac’s Breakthough Performance SPF 15 Lipstick in It Girl ($22, sephora.com)
You can then finish with a sheer sweep of coral-colored lip gloss; try Smashbox’s Illume ($18, ulta.com) for extra shine.
Deeper skin tones can pull off stronger orange shades, so you might want to try Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Kiss Me Coral ($6.99, walgreens.com).
“For that sun-kissed look, dust a little Nectar Shimmer Brick [$38, bobbibrowncosmetics.com] high on the cheek bones,” she suggests.
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, thebodyshop-usa.com) on your cheeks and use a sheer, natural-looking gloss.
Tell us: Are you going to try coral colors for spring?
Rachel Grumman is a freelance health and beauty writer based in the New York City area.