Coral Values

coral-makeup.jpgThe poppy palette that we have been premonitioning has been affirmed by all our insider makeup artist friends.

Pinks, corals and reds–but especially the corals, are hot.

“It’s all about that coral face,” said Neiman Marcus Palo Alto cosmetics manager Sharon Hardy. “It is the big trend this year.”

Shades of tangerine, peach and apricot are so in right now, Hardy told us. It’s a fresher look than mouths of mauve past.

A bright juicy mouth looks really modern, no matter what your age. “It makes the face look fresh and vibrant,” said Taylor Pham of Mimi and Taylor Salon, Palo Alto, California.

If you are not used to the transition, just give it some time. Tom Ford Private Blend lipsticks are so perfect in Cherry Lush and True Coral.

Read more about our obsession with Tom Ford lipsticks Here.

But if you can’t take a bold jump to that bright of a mouth, then make the transition to a more mellow melon, like Ford’s Blush Nude or the shrimp-colored Pink Dusk.

I absolutely love Blush Nude. Partner it with Chantecaille’s Charm Lip Gloss, (thanks Angelina), and it allows you to take a stronger cheek and heavier eye, ala Brigitte Bardot, without looking necessarily made-up.

Taylor Pham’s Thi Cosmetics have the best blush, in the color “My.” It is the most sophisticated peach and brings those cheekbones right out. The color doesn’t look rouge-y at all. It gives your face an enviable peaches-and-cream glow.

“This season the poppy colors are coming from the runways in Milan and Paris,” stated Chanel artist SonT Vo from Saks San Francisco. “We are now seeing the trend in cosmetics.”

“YSL and Guerlain are doing the bright mouth,” SonT said, “and of course Chanel has brought in all the shades of peach and orange–modern tones in a modern texture. It’s a luminous, silky texture,” he said.

This is one trend that sounds good to us.

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