Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer Trend - Coral Lips

So this summer one of the biggest trends has definitely been coral lips.   The last time I attempted coral lips, the lipstick I used was way to orange for me and it looked freakish.   I stayed away from most corals until this summer when I was bombarded with so many i figured I had to try them again! 

Here's some inspiration pics, and below them I list my favorite coral lip products!

Best Corals

Nars Lipsticks - I had to list a few, because I love Nars lipsticks! i think they have a great consistency, and in general you cant go wrong with ANY nars lipstick!

- Niagara (pink based coral) This is definitely a universally flattering shade. I gravitate towards more pink based corals, as I generally think pink lips look better on me. 

Casablanca (full bodied coral)  This is definitely a TRUE Coral, its beautiful, but takes a bit more confidence to wear than some of the others!

Love Devotion (sheer guava) it says guava, but it fits in with the coral theme.   This is one of my favorites because its sheer and just gives a wash of a pretty coral color over your lips (if you have very pigmented lips this will probably not work for you)

Outsider (shimmering burnished coral) this is a little darker (more like sarah michelle gellars lips in above pic)  this is GREAT with a tan!

Nars Lipgloss

Babe (sheer orange red)  this is one of nars best lipglosses in my opinion,  not to sheer, not to glittery (i hate big chunks of obvious glitter)

Nars Lip Stain
Rage - rose coral - Nars lip stains are hit or miss.  They are most definitely STAINS and will last all day.  They are creamy and heavily pigmented.   This is a great color for those people that want a bolder statement, or have pigmented lips.


Jazzed Lipstick (bright coral pink)  This is brand new with the In the Groove collection.  I didn't think I was going to like it, but boy was I wrong!   Its the perfect coral/pink for my skin tone! (mac f+b c3, nc25-30, nars punjab) Its what I am wearing in my 2 new Youtube videos.

coral love gossimer - this has been sold out everywhere I have gone so far, so I cant actually post a review.  but i WAAAAANNNNTT it!!!!


Rakhshanda said...

OMG! these shades are beautiful....check out my blog

Kim said...

thank you! i just subscribed to your blog! its great

organic cosmetics said...

It looks good to do a coral lips this summer.The change from the usual peaches and pinks to orange is pleasant.