Adding some spice to your makeup routine is a lot easier said than done. And — we’ll be honest here — bold monochrome reds and oranges can sometimes be hard to pull off. One of our favorite (and more wearable) hues in this color family is hot coral, which is red enough to appear primary at times but orange enough to give the shade just enough warmth and flare. Ahead, find our favorite hot coral makeup items that will make your makeup feel spicy for summer.
For some poppy hot coral shadow, the orangey red hue in this NYX Air Palette is perfect for any bold all-over-the-eye look — or even just a little lower lash line detail. The excellent thing about this shade is that it’s extremely buildable, so you can go for a soft coral or a punchy pow.
Although this hot coral comes mostly in its packaging, the Rodial Dragon’s Blood Lip Mask will give you a spicy pout — in plump and texture form! Made with hyaluronic acid and glycerin, this stuff works to soothe, yet fill out your natural lip shape.
After your lips have been prepped and plumped, the spicy can continue with this super bright Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Tilt. Not only can you fill in your lips with this hot coral hue, you can blend it into the apples of your cheeks for some major orangey-red glow.
Drum roll, please… for the best hot coral color nail polish on the market. This is a crowd favorite and summer staple in just about every beauty editor and nail guru’s summer makeup bag — and we love how it instantly gives us color at the tips of our fingers (literally).
Hot color lips don’t just look good in matte form — in fact, they look even better when they’re glossy and slick. The NYX Lip Lustre in Love Letter adds just the right amount of spice to any neutral makeup look and will instantly make you feel caliente — in the best way!
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.