Natasha Poly backstage at Anna Sui S/S 2010

Spring is officially here! It’s time to add some tropical colour to our make-up and embrace that happy healthy summer glow. Coral is a major colour trend for this season (and it should be every year). Adding a little bit of coral blush, like make-up artist Pat Mcgrath did at Anna Sui’s S/S collection, will make the face look fresher and sunnier.

Pat Mcgrath used Covergirl’s Simply Ageless blush in “Plush Peach” and it’s a great bright, bold colour. It’s a cream blush so it’s great for those that prefer cream-based products or have dry skin.
Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless “Plush Peach” blush ($15 CAD at Shoppers Drug Mart)

Another great cream-based coral shade is “Cabo Coral” by Bobbi Brown. This one does double-duty and acts as a lip colour too.
Bobbi Brown “Cabo Coral” cheek and lip colour ($30 CAD at Holt Renfrew)
Two powder-based coral knockouts are Cargo’s “Cannes” and Nars’ “Gilda.” Both blushes glide on like silk. Cargo’s “Cannes” is a little bit on the warmer side so it will compliment those with olive skin and summer freckles (like me). Nars’ “Gilda” is coral-y pink perfection.

Cargo “Cannes” blush ($26 CAD at BeautyMark)

NARS “Gilda” blush ($29 CAD at Sephora)

Yay for spring!