A French Makeup Artist Just Found Everyone's Perfect Summer Lipstick
One of the greatest joys of summer beauty is wearing a bright lipstick without apprehension. So when French beauty extraordinaire (and Global Makeup Director for Estée Lauder) Violette sang praise to the perfect shade of coral lip colour on her YouTube channel, we dropped everything and paid attention.
Sometimes, choosing a bright shade that works with our skin tone can be so overwhelming that giving up and wearing a nude hue is the end result. But the beauty of this perfect coral is that it looks equally amazing on deep olive complexions as it does on fairer skin. We're officially in the final days of winter, so there's no time like right now to start shopping for sunny-season beauty.
Keep scrolling for the French-girl approved lipstick shade you'll be wearing this summer.
Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Lipstick in Suedeberry ($30)
The colour in question is this pinky-coral shade from Lime Crime. This liquid lipstick is is one-size-fits-all when it comes to bright lip colour, as the orange tones will work with a warmer skin, whereas the pink will brighten anyone who's fair. It's long-wearing, and the matte finish is ideal for balmy days (high-shine equals high maintenance, and who has time for that). Make like a French girl and apply using your finger, patting and blending so the look is blurred and worn-in.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Highlighting Cushion Stick ($58)
Summer beauty calls for dewy, healthy skin. Finish off your coral-lip, bronze-glow summer look with this too-easy highlighter cushion. Just pat it over the top of your cheekbones, under your brow, and cupid's bow for a "just got back from the beach" glow. Alternatively, mix a little through your foundation to inject some light into a workday complexion.