Swatches L-R / 1. Topshop 'Charmed' / 2. Rimmel 'Coral In Gold' / 3. Topshop 'Infrared' / 4. Mac 'Costa Chic' / 5. 17 'Hot Flash' /
Coral is one of my favourite colours to wear on the lips, especially in the warmer months. I know that Summer is fast coming to an end, but I thought I'd do a little run through of my Top 5 Corals & Oranges of the season - along with a couple of my all time favourite coral tones that I wear all year round.
Topshop 'Charmed' - This reminds me so much of Mac's 'Ravishing'. This is very much your typical 'peaches and cream' shade and looks amazing when paired with a peach blush swirled onto the cheeks. This colour was from a collection at Topshop which I believe isn't available anymore, but they have very similar tones in their permanent range (see 'Ooh La La').
Rimmel 'Coral In Gold' - If a more frosted finish is your thing then this colour is a great one to opt for - I find it more suitable for day wear due to the subtle shimmer in it - which takes away the shocking 'block colour' effect. I did a 'Face of the Day' with this lipstick (a rather long time ago now) - if you fancy having look then click here.
Topshop 'Infrared' - Orange has definitely overtaken the classic red lip this summer. If you haven't heard of this lipstick by now then you must have been hibernating in a cave somewhere... This is the most flattering, vibrant orange shade and it's also suprisingly wearable. I usually struggle to get orange to work for me as I lean towards cooler shades, but this one seems fairly neutral and looks flattering on the lips with or without a tan. Topshop lipsticks are of fabulous quality and the range is constantly changing with new shades and seasonal specials - If you've yet to try one then I urge you to give them a go.
Mac 'Costa Chic' - This is my all time favourite coral - hands down. If, like me, you struggle to get along with oranges, then I find this is a far more wearable shade of coral due to the pink undertones. It's still a bright colour to opt for but I find it a very versatile colour for both day and night. I'll be wearing this shade well into Autumn - and it's also the one I reach for a lot on nights out. Super-duperly pigmented, lasts all day, and has a certain brightness to it that just lights up your complexion.
17 Supreme Shine in 'Hot Flash' - This little impluse buy has turned out to be one of my go to lipsticks this summer. This coral leans more towards a red/pink shade, so again, it's easier to wear if you struggle with statement orange tones. I find the texture of these lipsticks to be really light and moisturising - perfect if you prefer a less 'heavy' finish. It's a lovely bright shade that I wear both day and night, and it instantly brightens up your face.
Ok. So maybe this is cheating slightly - but there are 2 other products in the 'Coral & Orange' category I thought were worth a little mention...
Lord & Berry Lipstick Crayon in 'Mandarin' - I bought this off ASOS a while back now and I have my eye on a few other products from the range. This lipstick in crayon form is perfect for those of you who maybe aren't big fans of a traditional lippie - it offers more control when it comes to placing the colour - and is much more practical for on the go. The peachy shade is perfect for every day wear, and the finish is so moisturising and creamy (unusual for crayons - they're often known to be a bit drying) It glides on smoothly and effortlessly. Oh - and it smells of vanilla! Yummy..
MUA Intense Colour Lip Pencil - I have an array of these lip pencils. They're a bargain at just £1 and even come with a little sharpener in the lid.
What are your favourite Coral/Orange lip products?