Monday, May 23, 2011

Coral & the City

Hi loves!!  Oh my goodness I can't even explain how much I missed blogging these past 2 weeks and I am SO happy to start up again!  And welcome to all my new followers!!!   Just fyi, the giveaway ends tonight at Midnight PST, so watch for your name in tomorrow's post if you entered!!

Anyway, I went to my favorite place in the world last week for work/play, which is why I wasn't able to blog, but I loved every minute of it and miss that town already.  If you haven't been.... go.  I actually got some sun (imagine that.. I live in L.A. and I have to go to Chicago to get a bit tan).  And the best part - I was able to try out my new coral lipsticks since I was going out practically every night!!  Firstly, a couple shots of the Chi...

Secondly, onto the lipsticks!!  I picked these up from Target a couple weeks ago and honestly was a bit skeptical as to how they would look on me since I am the palest of pale, but was surprised how well they actually go with almost translucent skin!  Although coral probably looks best on tan skin, I wore it proudly anyway.  My first purchase was Revlon's "Kiss Me Coral" and if you have tried this one, I'm sure you can attest to how amazing it is.  It's SO bright and stays on forever!!  Well, not forever, but I had to eat a whole deep dish pizza before I noticed it disappearing..

I like to pair this with the Sonia Kashuk Ultra Shine sheer lipgloss in "Cheerful", which honestly, I'm not a big fan of.  It has a brush instead of sponge, which is fine if the formula wasn't so crap.  The gloss just streaks on and it's just not a good consistency at all.  This is what it looks like alone -

Cheerful over Kiss Me Coral
Same lip combo

I also bought Maybelline's "Coral Lustre" which is very different than "Kiss Me Coral".  It's a lot more sheer and shimmery with a reddish tone.  Coral Lustre is definitely more subtle and is a nice color that you can wear during the daytime.  The only downside is that it doesn't last very long.  After a cup of coffee you will definitely need to reapply and about 15 times before the color is noticeable.  I imagine I will go through this fairly quickly, but it's moisturizing and still a lovely color for my complexion.

Maybelline's Coral Lustre

And here are the swatches for you to see up close (Top to Bottom: Cheerful, Coral Lustre, Kiss Me Coral)

No flash                            With flash

(Left to right - Maybelline "Coral Lustre", Sonia Kashuk "Cheerful", Revlon "Kiss Me Coral")

I would say the swatch with the flash is most representative and you can really see the shimmer in Coral Lustre!  What summer lip products are ya'll loving??  


  1. It sounds like you had a fab time, and I love both those combos, you looks fab xx

  2. Ooh I've never been to Chicago, I did the east and west coast but nowhere else. Sounds like you has a lovely time!
    Maybelline coral lustre is fav out of the three :)

  3. you gave the most beautiful colored hair! I thought the coral was so pretty but when I saw it with your hair it was like wow!!

  4. @Roz - thanks hun :)

    @Katey - Coral Lustre is really starting to grow on me.. I wore it to work today and didn't feel too overdone!! And you should definitely visit the Midwest sometime!!

    @Me my best and I - Thank you hun! Ur so sweet!