photos: wireimage.com, gorunway.com, lilylock.tumblr.com/post + design: amy nadine

Music festival season is here and brings with it your alter ego – a bohemian carefree version of yourself that has been counting down the days to come out and let go! Giving you the perfect opportunity to try things a little differently with your makeup + hair. In the upcoming weeks we’ll break it down as simply as possible, starting today with your lips. And I believe there is only one route to take and it’s coral! Red is too elegant or retro, vamp is too winter and pink is a little too girlie… making coral the perfect choice. It’s a warm + earthy shade that pairs perfectly with boho tops and cutoffs. And I’m not talking about a soft coral that we wear so beautifully in our every day lives! I’m talking about a bright coral that’s strong enough to anchor your alter ego’s ethereal hippie attire. So find your shade + finish below and you’re all set with one less thing to think about when packing!
CORAL RED WITH A GLOSSY FINISH: Dior Addict Extreme in Riviera with a golden tan is heaven.
CORAL POPPY TINTED LIP BALM: Tarte LipSurgence in Spirited is perfect if you hate feeling like you’re wearing more than chapstick, and the color really pops on fair skin (I used it in the shot above on Krysten Ritter for her premiere of Life Happens! on Monday and was so happy with how it photographed on the red carpet).
TRUE CORAL IN A MATTE FINISH: Bite High Pigment Matte Pencil in Zinfandel is electric and makes such a gorgeous statement on all skin tones.
SHIMMER CORAL IN A SATIN FINISH: Covergirl Blast Flipstick in Stunner has a bright orange-coral on one side and an orangey-gold shimmer on the other side, making it the perfect fiery choice for medium to dark skin tones.
Coming soon: Festival eyes… Look out!