Red and orange lip colors feel new thanks to a heavy dose of shine (and we’re digging how well they create the illusion of fuller lips). Pick products that are opaque without a drop of shimmer, and when applying, prep lips first with a matching pencil. “You have to watch out for bleeding with glossy products,” says makeup artist Dick Page. “So start with something more stable, like a lip liner.” If your skin has cool undertones, go for blue reds; warmer skin tones can try fiery, orangey hues. And if you want to go for outright orange, stick to one that has a hint of red—a true orange requires a heap of confidence to pull off.
1. Mark Lots of Lacquer Hook up Super Color Lipgloss in Fever
2. Dolce & Gabbana The Lipgloss in Secret
ORCHID PURPLE SHADOW
Yes, it’s purple, but it’s a cool, exotic, orchid kind of purple. Choose a powder version with a satin finish and spread it over your lids so the color is truly opaque. Add a thin line of black pencil along top and bottom lashes and brush on several coats of mascara. Because this shade has pink undertones, cover up any undereye circles with a good concealer or light-reflecting pen so they aren’t enhanced.
1. NYX Eyeshadow in Purple
2. MAC Eye Shadow in Power Boosted
CORNFLOWER BLUE LINER AND SHADOW
The great thing about this season’s blue hue is that it’s bright, sheer, and can be layered to increasing levels of richness. If you go for liner, trace just your top lashes and finish with lots of mascara. If you want to wear the color as a shadow, use a domed shadow brush to sweep it over your lids and just up over the crease, diffusing the edges with a clean brush. To create more definition, line the inner rims of your eyes with black pencil and, yep, go extra heavy on the mascara.
1. E.L.F. Shadow in Sea Blue
2. Milani Infinite Liquid Eyeliner in Infinite
CORAL CHEEKS AND LIPS
Coral is rosier this season, which is good news: It gives your cheeks and lips a healthy, one-step-above-natural flush. The more prone your skin is to flushing, the more you need to avoid corals that are too pink; if you have yellow undertones, go for more pink and less orange. When it comes to blush, cream formulas are usually more natural-looking (but powder is okay as long as it’s transparent), and your lipstick should also be on the sheer side.
Don’t worry, this is not the dusty terra-cotta that you associate with planting pots, but a shimmery take on the warm, orangey brown shade that looks good on anyone. Brush it on your lids and up over the crease, tracing along the inner lash lines with black pencil and finishing with mascara. Or, dust it just on your lids and add black shadow to the outer corners for a mellow smoky-eye look. And don’t forget bronzer—if you don’t warm up your skin, the terra-cotta eyes will make you look washed-out.