Tuesday, 13 August 2013

This summer its the coral and the orange tones that have been catching my eye. Although they tend to be rather bright, this season allows for some added punch to our colors, be it in makeup or fashion and besides, when else will you be able to wear them so comfortably? It's a forgiving season, one that has seen far too many tan lines and orange streaks and it is also the perfect time for those meeker among us to give bright and bold a whirl.

I have picked out 4 shades that I've been loving the most this summer, shades that I feel are best appreciated in these few months, uplifting and dazzling, they remind me of the tropics. I can promise they will keep your spirits high all the way through to the fall!


1. Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate, 110


This is a gorgeous coral-red shade in a creamy-to-matte texture which gives it its sophisticated matte finish without being too drying on the lips. Similarly to the rest of the Kate collection, it carries the faintest scent of watermelon, not too over-powering and actually quite pleasant. On the lips this colour looks almost neon but don't be alarmed, its brilliantly flattering.

2. MAC, So Chaud, matte


This is a sahde seldon talked about in the beauty blogging sphere which I think is a real shame. on the lips, it looks a super vibrant deep orange which could be mistaken for red. It is a matte lipstick and being so, does feel quite dry and heavy on the lips but looks fabulous. Again this gives off a neon-like effect. Both lipsticks, due to this, also have the added benefit of making your teeth look whiter, Now there's something to smile about!

3. Revlon Super Lustrous, 750 Kiss Me Coral


This is a softer orange-going-on-terracotta color. The formula of this lipstick is very creamy and soft, it feels velvety and ultra gentle on the lips. Of all four, I find this to be the easiest to wear and also the best casual day time shade. It can be applied very lightly to give a natural looking tint to the lips, it is really effective and a method I will be using with this lipstick on an up and coming tutorial. Check back soon, you won't be disappointed. (I will link it here when published)

4. Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick, 210 Coral in Gold


Another fruity smelling lipstick, Coral in Gold is the palest in this collection. is it as it says, a lovely peachy-coral with gold shimmer and on swatching has a rose-gold look about it. It is also the least opaque of the lot so I recommend using a lip liner under it. This shade would look amazing with a tan but generally may be difficult to carry of applied all over the lips, however it worked a charm in this two toned look I produced of a tutorial. Follow here for photos. 

And here are the swatches:

From left to right: 110, So Chaud, 750 Kiss me Coral, 210 Coral in Gold
Comment  down below and let me know what you think, would you agree? What are your exclusive summer favorites? Also, don't forget to give this a +1 if you enjoyed it and follow me for more Inkquisitve posts.

Lots of Love xx

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