One of the most important decisions for fashion, design and beauty has been made! The Pantone Color of the Year 2019 is a bright and lively shade called Living Coral. This color perfectly combines the sweet juiciness of ripe watermelon and has the vivid undertones of a sunny carrot. Inspired by this cheerful shade, we've gathered up the most delightful makeup ideas to start the new year right!
SOFT PEACHY CORAL:
Soft orange, peachy and coral shades look incredibly beautiful and are especially flattering on green eyes! Apply a soft matte coral hue all over the lids for an effortless way to add color to your lids. Apply the same shade with a dense brush into the crease to add a bit of contour.
Go a step further by adding taupe in the crease for a soft smoky effect and line the eyes with colored eyeliner to brighten the eyes.
For coral to be more of an accent shade, simply add it as your transition shade. You can create any look you desire here from soft and light to dark and smokey, you completely have control where you'd like to take this look. For the inner corners, use a cool-toned iridescent highlighter - it will make the warm hues in your irises stand out. Don't forget to accentuate the highest points of your face with a glowing highlighter to bring balance to the look.
Nothing makes a bold statement quite like a contrasting color palette. Shades on the opposite end of the color spectrum make the other shade appear bolder and brighter. If possible, try to use two to three shades for maximum impact.
Reach for coral shades with diametrically different electric blue shades for a beautiful color contrast.
For a glam element, combine matte coral red in the crease and peachy gold in the inner corners. A cherry red eye kohl in the waterline keeps the look interesting. Smoke out the outer v and lower lashline for a sexy, smoldering effect.
SOFT & BLENDED:
When your outfit, hair and accessories speak for themselves, it is best to leave your makeup look as natural as possible. Try creating a natural-looking, yet very sophisticated and appealing look. Softly blended eyes without any harsh edges with an earthy color palette are perfect for an everyday makeup look. We're obsessed with this affordable eyeshadow palette that will give you an enviable golden hour glow. Complete the look with a soft pinky peach or mauve lipstick.
Gradient eye makeup is always fun and allows you to use up those gorgeous shades in your colorful makeup palettes. Adding multiple shades on the lids may seem like a lot of work but it actually serves purpose. Lift and brighten those inner corners with bright, pearlescent shades. Use matte and darker hues to contour the eyes and add dimension and depth.
Smoky eyes work perfectly with almost any outfit. Add a romantic touch to your look by applying coral eyeshadow all over the eyelids. Then smoke out the eyes with taupe, bronze or grey eyeshadow for a soft smoky effect.
Illuminate the inner corners with a frosty white or pearly champagne shade. This coral smokey is a refreshing way to upgrade your everyday neutral smokey makeup.
If you're not a fan of black or dark eyeshadow near the lids, you can still rock a smokey with monochromatic shades. Use shades in the peachy pink - coral family to brighten and contour the lids. Then smoke out the lower lashline for a sexy, smoldering effect. Add dimension by using shades like bronze, burgundy and fuchsia to intensify the smokiness.
EXQUISITE JEWEL TONES:
Combine exquisite jewel tones in rich shades of coral, turquoise and fuchsia. You'll get the ultimate contrasting makeup look that's fun and trendy. These statement eyes call for a flamboyant eyeshadow palette like this one so you have every color possible to create endless look ideas. You just need to find the perfect balance between these shades and dilute the pop of color with neutral lipstick. If you're feeling glam, add textured eyeshadow (like this affordable one) to embellish the look!
Take an everyday smokey and add a glam element with duochrome eyeshadow. It instantly transforms the eyes and the color shifts with each movement. Peach coral with gold reflects duochrome eyeshadow is absolutely mesmerizing!
If you don't own duochrome eyeshadows, you can create your version of this look with the halo spotlight technique. Apply coral to the inner and outer corners of the lids. Fill in the lids with a gilded gold shade. Contour with a deeper coral or amber shade on the outer edges. Voila, an easy yet glam look with lots of dimension!
CORAL CUT CREASE:
Cut crease makeup is one of the most beautiful techniques that really allows you to carve out any shape giving the illusion of more lifted and bigger eyes.
You can go for a subtle cut crease or go full on theatrical with bold pops of color.
For retro vibes, go for a dramatic taupe cut crease and fill in the lids with a pastel coral eyeshadow. Complete the look with bold winged liner for major Twiggy vibes.
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