My makeup routine is pretty low maintenance: I (Chanel) have my staple products (under-eye concealer, bronzer, blush and light mascara), and usually don’t venture into shadows, liner or lip color unless there’s a special occasion. But lately I’ve been feeling like I need to step up my cosmetic game a little bit, and today’s tutorial from Martha Lynn proves that achieving a new look can be just as fuss-free as your daily routine (woohoo!). Part four of our new Pretty Simple series is all about channeling summer’s sizzle with a coral and peach color palette. Click through for the easy step-by-step captured by Cory Ryan, and we’d love to hear what you’re doing to freshen up your makeup routine for summer!

1. Apply bronzer with a bronzer brush. Think of applying on the areas of your face where the sun naturally hits – cheekbones, nose and forehead.

2. Brush a beige or white across the whole eyelid, from lash line to brow. Then brush a little underneath the eye.

3. Use an angled crease brush to fill in the crease with coral, then add a bit of light brown in the crease to really bring out the coral.

4. Apply brown liner just on the lash line. Summer is a good time to switch from black to brown eyeliner, to use a brush instead of liquid, and soften everything up in general. Apply a light coat of black mascara.

5. Sweep peach blush along the angle of your cheekbone. We used Peaches blush by MAC.

6. Put on peach lip gloss. Applying a neutral base or lip color before will help your lip gloss last, as it won’t have to battle with the pigmentation in your lips.

And voile! Your summery look is complete. You can also turn up the drama by going with a bolder lip or eye, and then scaling back the color on the other parts of your face.

tutorial by Martha Lynn Kale, photos by Cory Ryan

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Comments (9)
  1. 1
    Elizabeth June 6, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Such a simple and pretty tutorial that makes all the difference! I have fair skin and find that peach works as well too. Happy Wednesday!

    Cheers, Elizabeth @ the Corner Apartment

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    Jess June 6, 2012 at 8:55 am

    So pretty! Love how natural it still looks – just with an added glow. Gorgeous!

  3. 3
    Kristina Gulino June 6, 2012 at 11:05 am


    My biggest “must have” in my makeup routine is my skin – I have some acne scarring and little capilaries on my cheeks and jawline that bug me, so I like to use Physician’s Formula’s powdered foundation to create a soft, finished complexion. Like you, I tend to stay away from shadows, but have been in love with Maybelline’s Stiletto liquid liner. It’s so quick to put on and it lasts all day. Definitely makes me feel a little glam (even when I don’t feel like it)!

    Thanks for the tips!!

    Nook & Sea

    • Camille Styles June 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Kristina, I’m with you… as long as my skin looks glowing, I am all for embracing the natural look! Though a bit of eyeliner definitely helps. Will try that one out!

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    Cristina | FUJI FILES June 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    I would never have thought to try coral eyeshadow! And what an excellent tip to switch to softer brown eyeliner for summer, definitely doing this one.

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    Martha Lynn Kale June 8, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Yes! Try out the one on the product page…it’s the perfect starter Coral 🙂 Let us know how it works out!



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