Today's post features the lipsticks in my collection that are guaranteed to make you feel a bit tropical. Amdist the chill and shadows of winter, what better way to fake a bit of warmth than with lip colours that mimic the hues of citrus and coral? The lipsticks below range from true, bold oranges to softer, pink-toned corals. All of them are warm, summery, and fun! Hope you find a shade that you like! Let's get to it:
Some closer-up shots of the lipsticks:
|(L-R): MAC Supreme Sheen Lipstick in Korean Candy, Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick in Orange Flip, Lush Emotional Brillaince Liquid Lipstick in Power, MAC Amplified Lipstick in Vegas Volt|
|(L-R): MAC Amplified Lipstick in Vegas Volt (carried over from last photo), Hourglass Femme Rouge in Muse, NARS Satin Lipstick in Niagara|
|(L-R): Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Vibrance, Mark Full Colour Lipstick in Coral Fixation, MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Crosswires|
And now for some swatches! The lipsticks are in the exact same order as the above pictures, left to right:
Some closer-up views of the swatches:
|(L-R) MAC Supreme Sheen Lipstick in Korean Candy, Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick in Orange Flip, Lush Emotional Brilliance Lipstick in Power, MAC Amplified Lipstick in Vegas Volt, Hourglass Femme Rouge in Muse|
|(L-R): Hourglass Femme Rouge in Muse, NARS Satin Lipstick in Niagara, Lush Emotional Brilliance Lipstick in Vibrance, Mark Full Colour Lipstick in Coral Fixation, MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Crosswires|
As with the last post, I haven't included photos of each of the lipsticks on my lips, but I've included links below to where I've photographed myself wearing some of the colours in the past. If there are any shades you'd really like to see featured in an upcoming "Look of the Day", let me know and I''ll keep it in mind :)
MAC Supreme Sheen Lipstick in Korean Candy is a rich, slightly glossy reddened-orange shade. The closest to a true orange that I have in my collection. Quite vibrant, but the slightly sheer, shiny finish makes it surprisingly wearable!
Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick in Orange Flip is a mostly matte, reddish-orange with a strong colour payoff. Quite similar in shade to MAC Korean Candy, but with less shine and more intense pigmentation. You can see it on my lips, here!
Lush Emotional Brilliance Lipstick in Power is a bold orange-red with a long-wearing, yet moisturizing finish. Highly pigmented, with a subtle orange sheen. Quite unique! You can see me wearing it (mixed with Lush Emotional Brilliance Lipstick in Ambition) here.
MAC Amplified Lipstick in Vegas Volt was perhaps my favourite new lipstick last summer. I got it free as a result of the Back2MAC program, so can't complain! It's a gorgeous, highly-pigmented orange-rich coral with a bold, nearly matte finish. Not for the timid, but can be sheered down for a more wearable look.
Hourglass Femme Rouge in Muse is a rich, deep coral with orange and red undertones. The colour payoff is intense, with a lush, satiny finish. Makes me feel like a 1940s screen siren.
NARS Satin Lipstick in Niagara- speaking of screen sirens, this shade was created in honour of Marilyn Monroe's starring role in the 1953 film Niagara. A flirty pinked-coral, the formula is semi-sheer and moisturizing and would be flattering on a variety of skin tones. It's nice to know you can emulate Norma Jean without having to reach for a red lipstick!
Lush Emotional Brilliance Lipstick in Vibrance is perhaps the least wearable of my lipsticks in this colour family, as it is a true, sheer orange-gold with dazzling gold shimmer. Difficult to wear on its own, but looks lovely layered over top of more flat, matte orange and coral shades.
Mark Full Colour Lipstick in Coral Fixation is a lovely pink-toned coral from a highly affordable and underrated brand. It offers fairly pigmented colour that feels comfortable on the lips. Would be flattering on many! For a review and photos of me wearing it, click here!
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Crosswires is similar in tone to Mark Coral Fixation and NARS Niagara, but with a more opaque, creamy consistency. The warm, slightly coral undertones keep it in the coral-orange family; it's a bit more complex than your typical bright pink! For a review and photos of this lovely lippie, see here.
Here is a photo of me wearing NARS Niagara. After swatching it for this post I remembered how lovely the shade and texture are, so I had to apply it, pronto!
|Me wearing NARS Satin Lipstick in Niagara|
And a few more photos, for variety:
And that's it! (Am I allowed to say that after such a long post!?). See any shades here that pique your interest? That you already own and love? What are some of your other favourite coral and orange shades?
And PS- I used the blue backdrop of my photo studio for this shoot, since I thought it would really make the orange shades pop. Bright corals against blue water was the thinking. It definitely made for a stark contrast, but I think I like the white background (that I used in my last post) better. What do you think?
Thanks for reading! xoxo