Monday, 14 January 2013

Lipsticks for... When you crave Citrus and Coral

Hi, everyone! If you read my last post, you'll know that I'm in the process or organizing, swatching, and photographing all of my lipsticks by colour family. Not a small task, but what better way to appreciate my collection!? The goal is to put these lovely lip colours on display, remind myself that I don't need a tenth berry-toned lipstick, and, of course, to share them with you in hopes that you might find the perfect shade you've been lusting after! To see my previous post on deep, vampy lipsticks, see here!

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:

(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, NARS Satin Lipstick in Niagara, Lush Emotional Brilliance Lipstick in Vibrance, Mark Full Colour Lipstick in Coral Fixation, MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Crosswires

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:

(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, NARS Satin Lipstick in Niagara, Lush Emotional Brilliance Lipstick in Vibrance, Mark Full Colour Lipstick in Coral Fixation, MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Crosswires

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:

(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, NARS Satin Lipstick in Niagara, Lush Emotional Brilliance Lipstick in Vibrance, Mark Full Colour Lipstick in Coral Fixation, MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Crosswires



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

42 comments:

  1. I really like those colors specially for summer but they make my teeth look a bit more yellow :/ but I still love them haha
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    1. Yeah, you definitely have to be careful with orange-toned lipsticks when it comes to the effect on teeth! But that doesn't stop me from wearing them ;)

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  2. Awesome post & lovely blog, dear!

    I am your follower now (with gfc & bloglovin`).
    And I will be SOO happy, if you follow me:-)

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    Tatiana

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    1. Thanks, Tatiana, so much for the kind words and for following! I'll check out your blog soon! :)

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  3. I like posts like this because it reminds me that there are other people out there like me :) I just started on a similar project the other day!

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    1. Awesome! Best of luck with organizing your stash :)

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  4. I have MAC Vegas Volt and I love it! :)

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    1. Yay! It really is one of my favourite shades :)

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  5. Korean Candy is GOOORGEOUS! And now I really want Crosswires xx

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    1. Yeah, they're both quite beautiful shades and Korean Candy is especially unique. You definitely need them both :)

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  6. i love the orange one, third from right. :) I need to buy one ;)

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    1. Yeah, Lush Vibrance is a super pretty, unique shade. You should check it out for sure! :)

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  7. Love your blog ! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin and fb if you want...just let me know :3 <3

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll check out your blog real soon :)

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  8. Mark Coral Fixation is calling my name!!! What a great post!

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    1. Thanks, Christal! I got Coral Fixation a couple years ago- am hoping it's not discontinued because the shade and formula are great!

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  9. LOVE that shade that you have on! :)
    following you x

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    1. Thanks so much! NARS Niagara is really fantastic. And thanks for following- so much appreciated :)

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  10. Korean Candy is a GORGEOUS shade! Love it! Thanks for these swatches!

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    1. It really is a gorgeous shade! Glad you found the post helpful!

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    1. I'm really a sucker for corals, so I love them all too ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. How beautiful are the Hourglass lipsticks! That's the same reason I have so many Burberry lipsticks because the lipstick is embossed and it looks so pretty. This is an awesome post, my coral craving has been fulfilled!

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    1. Yeah, Hourglass really make beautiful products, and the lipsticks are no exception! I don't own any Burberry products, but I'm constantly tempted by their lovely packaging. Glad I could fulfill your coral craving! :)

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  13. YES. This whole post is a yes!!! I've been obsessive over corals, reds and oranges lately! It's getting so bad. Now I know some more colors I will be purchasing ;)

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    1. Aw, thanks, Brittany! Glad this post spoke to shades that you're loving right now and that it introduced you to some new ones :)

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  14. I've nominated you for a Liebster Award http://thesimplelifeofemma.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/ive-been-nominated.html xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Emma, for the nomination and for stopping by! :)

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  15. i think orange-y colours can brighten up a look dramatically.
    when I feel tired I use these colours!
    your collection is AMAZING!!!!!


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    1. Thanks so much! I agree- vibrant colours like this are definitely an instant pick me up! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  16. Love these lipsticks!
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  17. wow, such a wonderful collection dear :) I discovered this shades this last year and they seem to fit me very well, they're very bright and give a lot of...'light' to the face, which I love.

    :) congrats on your lovely collection!!

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Sandra! Isn't it a fun range of shades to play around with? Definitely adds instant drama to a look without being over the top. Thanks for stopping by, as always! :)

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  18. Looks like you're a red lipstick kind of gal as well! ;) The one I wore in my post is Russian Red from MAC.

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I definitely am :) And thanks for answering my question about the lipstick- Russian Red looks fab on you :)

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  19. I wannnnnnna own your lipstick collection!:) Haha, Im def not a makeup junkie but lipsticks are the one cosmentic item I love to buy, love the different shades and colours.
    I have followed,c ant wait to read future posts :)
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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Lipsticks are definitely so fun and addictive- and luckily don't have to be too expensive. Thanks for stopping by and for following :)

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  20. oh wowowow! I love love love orange and red lipsticks! This post is so amazing and helpful- thankyou :* Lovely blog too, glad I found it, will like now :)

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    1. Aww, so glad you found this post helpful! These shades of lipstick are among my favourites too :)

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  21. Looking at your swatches I thought niagra looked amazing, and I scrolled down and you had it on! It looks so pretty x

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    1. Thanks so much, Josie! Niagara really is a lovely shade :)

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