Right before running out the door to take The Beauty Bug Boyfriend to His birthday dinner, The Beauty Bug grabbed one of Her new Heatherette glosses – Sock Hop. At first glance, when She first saw the gloss, it looked to Her like a natural cream color that belonged in the neutral/nude family. She attempted to “apply and go” but the color caused Her to pause. It wasn’t really natural at all, instead a soft mid-tone coral that was glowing and brilliant on Her. She was wearing coral, and actually liking it! This was already a special day because of the birthday celebration, but She would now remember it for an additional reason – it would be remembered as the day that The Beauty Bug expanded Her gloss repertoire and branched out into a new color family. Coral wasn’t just Her grandmother’s color anymore.
After returning from dinner and settling down with the Her new April Allure, The Beauty Bug was surprised to see a short blurb on page 80 reporting that coral gloss is the “color of the moment” for the spring. Allure consulted with celebrity makeup artist Diane Kendal who said the color “gives lips a full, lustrous look.” For fair skin, Allure recommends pink-based corals like Avon Glazewear Liquid Lipcolor in Punch which is currently on sale for $2.99, and Clinique’s Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Cabana Crush. The Beauty Bug of course recommends MAC’s Sock Hop from the new Heatherette collection and NARS Sandpiper, a shimmering amber coral. For darker complexions, Allure recommends orangey-red colors such as Cover Girl Outlast All-Day Lipcolor in Coral.
Photo courtesy of Specktra Beauty.