Monday, 11 May 2015

Orange Is The New Pink


...or to be more precise, coral is the new pink. Coral is probably my most favourite makeup shade to wear throughout spring and summer. On my fair skin it works so well, and I often swap it with my everyday pink or nudes especially on sunnier days. Today I'm rounding up my favourite orange-toned products and you can be sure these work well on neutral and pale complexions...


Topshop Cream Blush 'Head Over Heels' - in the special edition rose gold packaging might I add! I love the Topshop cream blushes and I'm running so low on my hot pink 'Flush' so I wanted to pick up a new one this weekend. As with all the Topshop blushes, they are very pigmented so a little goes a long way. Topshop are celebrating 5 years of their beauty line so lots of items come beautifully packaged with shiny rose gold accents.


MAC 'Coral Bliss' - my absolute favourite 'summer time' lipstick from Mac. Not too bright and not too subtle, it lasts for ages and doesn't dry up on the lips as it's a cremesheen formula. (see swatches below)

Topshop 'Ohh La La' -  a brighter, bolder and slightly matte version of Coral Bliss, this Topshop lipstick is chalkier but lasts very well throughout the day and is perfect for adding a bright colour to a otherwise neutral makeup look.


MAC 'Utterly Game' -  A soft peach blush that can be built up to something more powerful. This one is great for pale skin as it doesn't come out looking dirty or too orange. It compliments my neutral-yellow undertones better than most pink blushes.


Makeup Revolution Vivid Liquid Blush 'Heart' - if you're looking for something with crazy amounts of pigment then this is the blush for you. I prefer liquid or cream blushes in the warmer months, I think they look more natural on the skin. You really only need a teeny pump of this one! And for £1 it's such a bargain too.


...and a quick word on nail polish as there's also an abundance of coral shades out there! Some of my favourites include Essie 'Haute as Hello', Models Own 'Coral', Barry M 'Peach Melba' and Barry M 'Coral'. Which coral products will you be reaching for?

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10 comments

  1. Oranges and Corals are just stunning, especially at this time of year, I'm completely obsessed with the shades at the moment and i'll definitely be checking a few of these out!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  2. These all look so cute, but as I'm quite pale, I've found that coral doesn't really suit me. Given your recommendation though, I might have to give it another try!

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  3. I never wear coral makeup but you have tempted me with those lipsticks.... I may have to pick up the Topshop one!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  4. Such a gorgeous colour for S/S, I especially like the look of those lips shades x

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  6. All the shades of orange/coral look lovely against your complexion and will be perfect for Spring!! Thanks for sharing with us!!!...xx P.S. MAC Coral Bliss is going straight into my wish list as I have only been rocking Vegas Volt..

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  7. Liquid blush, I've never even heard of it actually! I think I prefer the topshop shade to the mac one and I'm such a mac lover!
    cottonandcandie xx

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  8. Love this pink coral shade!

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  9. I love the look of oranges and corals so, so much but they never look quite right on me for some reason!

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