Coral round up

Ah Spring is here, and isn't it wonderful? This time of year brings many things that make me feel happy - sunshine, flowers, mini eggs, but most of all... It's time to whack out the coral! I personally think that coral shades are those most suited to me and so do a little happy dance as I stow away the plums and crimsons of winter to make way for a plethora or peaches, nectars and melon hues. Yippee! 

Benefit Fine-One-One: Generally, I'm not one for cream blushers (yes, yes I know - who am I?) but this little stick of magnificence wins me over. With two gorgeous shades of watermelon pink and coral orange, combined with a champagne highlighter, Fine-One-One is the ultimate power product for a gorgeous Spring fling. In stick, the colours look a little daunting, but on application they provide the prettiest sheer flush that blend together seamlessly for a three dimensional, soft peachy glow. As we all love a multi-tasker, Benefit doesn't let us down with this one- the shades work fabulously as lipstick too, providing gorgeous creamy matte coverage. Only, it's annoying when the corals wear away faster than the highlighting stripe and you're left with an uneven stick. #beautyproblems. 

Too Faced Summer Eyes: I can't tell you how happy I felt to dust off this precious little tin of mine for it's second season. I was smitten for it last summer, and love it just as much this time around. I had to include the Summer Eyes palette in this ode to coral due to its vibrant, golden-glittering 'Coral Crush' shade. Click here to see my review of the palette, which includes a photo of Coral Crush in action. It's truly stunning. 

Mac Frost lipstick; Costa Chic: I owe my adoration of coral to this old favourite. Purchased a few years ago for a wedding and worn every sunny day since, Costa Chic is my perfect lip shade. A flawless. Lend of pink and orange, combined with Mac's Frost formula, which gives a subtle shimmer and shine.

elf Mineral Moisturising Lip Tint; Guava*: This is like a pared down version of the above - a pastel peach with a frosted finish, which is ideal for creating a fresh-faced, nude lip look but without looking like my school friend circa 2004 who used a Collection 2000 concealer as a lippy. Lolz. If you missed it, here's the full review and swatches

Korres Lip Butter; Pomegranate: These buttery pots of deliciousness almost feel too nourishing to be classed as make-up, instead feeling like an intense skincare treat. But, the colour pigmentation enable them to create a bold lip worthy of a make-up status. Pomegranate is a lovely coral pink, scented with (you guessed it) Pomegranate. I always get compliments when I slick this on; it's such a pretty shade.
Mavala; Fresh Melon*: I will never tire of how cute the mini Mavala bottles are... Fresh Melon is a pastel candy orange with a slight shimmer that twinkles in the sunlight. Obviously, pastels are the only choice for Spring nails, but if you're not keen on blues and greens, and want something a bit less twee than baby pink, orange is the way to go. See here for swatches. 

Models Own; Tropical Sun: The Beetlejuice collection is sooo two years ago, I hear you cry! Correct, but how could I pass up rediscovering something so pretty? Tropical Sun is quite a punchy orangey peach, fused with a metallic gold and flecks of silver glitter. 

Do you get your coral on as soon as Spring arrives? What are your most loved coral items? 



  1. I need to get Fine One One back out of my stash - it really is lovely! I forget what I have as I have too many products! xx

  2. These all look like lovely picks and definitely perfect for spring, I love coral too :) the Mac lipstick sounds gorgeous!
    Love Holly x


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