Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

5 Fantastic Coral-Pink Blushes

If you’re not enamored of corals as much as I am, you may lump them all together as “coral,” but there is a definite distiction between a coral-pink and a coral-orange (and to an extent, coral-red!). There are corals that pull pinker, so they appear less warm, peach, and orange on the skin tone, while there are corals that pull warmer, so they appear redder, more orange, and peachier.

  1. Tarina Tarantino Parasol — shimmering coral-pink with a champagne shimmer-sheen
  2. NARS Orgasm — classic pink base with golden sheen that translates to a pink-coral
  3. theBalm Frat Boy — coral pink with just a faint sheen
  4. MAC Posey — pink-coral cream blush
  5. Tarte Glisten — medium-dark pink base color with a golden sheen

What’s your favorite coral-pink blush?

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27 thoughts on “5 Fantastic Coral-Pink Blushes

  1. I like Tarte Glisten over NARS Orgasm but I LOVE La Femme Blush On Rouge in Coral Spice (dupe for Orgasm but more pigmented) and Terracotta.

    I want to get theBalm Frat Boy eventually as I have a Rexall store that carries the line. *_*

  2. jen

    I L-O-V-E coral! Recently I purchased Bobbi Brown pot rouge in Calypso Coral and am obsessed with that formula and new packaging. Rose is my new go to favorite blush but obvi it’s not coral. Does the MAC Posey have a similar consistency and wear time? I didn’t find a review on Calypso Coral to compare swatches.

  3. Amo essas cores.
    I love these colors, Christine.


  4. I love coral – I have a ton of coral blushes. I hope this means you’re going to feature 5 of your favorite coral-orange blushes too :)

    I have thebalm frat boy, and i love it. I also love MUFE Quickie, which I think is a coral-pink.

    Another favorite is Illamasqua Rude, but I’d classify that as a coral-peach – it definitely is much more peachy orange than the ones in this post!

  5. AnGeLwInGz

    Flirt! Heartthrob (my favorite blush of all) and Benefit Coralista

  6. yay i have fratboy! and its also my favourite blush – double points :)

  7. Nice post! I own two of the shades I will have to check out the other 3. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Definitely NARS Orgasm!:-)xx Mila

  9. Dominique

    Coralista, Amour from Nars, Super Orgasm from Nars are my favourite blushes, Coralista is really great I just love this one.

  10. angela

    hey christine, if you get a chance, check out/review the balm’s hot mama; it’s a beautiful shade of coral pink with gold shimmer. i also like mac’s springsheen; these 2 colors could be dupes of eachother and of course i end up owning both! LOL. love coralista and springsheen as 2 coral summer blushes i often wear.

  11. Mariella

    Coral’s not a great shade on me and while I have TheBalm’s Frat Boy, I rarely wear it (it came in a palette); I also have Benefit’s Coralista and I find that a bit more wearable.

  12. fabiola

    I am wearing tarte amazonian clay glitsen, I love it, it is so close to mac springsheen which I think is better han nars orgasm, mac’s texture is better less money for the same color. I don’t know if tarte’s blush last 12 hours, but it does stay longer on my than mac springsheen.

  13. Ruthie

    my everyday blush the fratboy!!! im going all the way this spring/summer with all the coral blushes and its not even funny!!…sephora just released this Achiote Color Collection today and i bought it without any hesitation haha!im gonna be so poor~ thank God for the tax returns!!!

  14. Cat G

    I like Mac’s Springsheen. That being said, I have had my eye on getting another one… so many options though!

  15. Judith

    I SO LIKE theBalm Frat Boy blush! Any recs. on lip colors to go with that?

  16. Caiti

    I love coral pinks, too. Sadly, Orgasm is too shimmery for me, but I love NARS Deep Throat.

  17. Malia

    Tarte torrid, love it.

  18. I love MAC Fleur Power, its more pink than coral but it suits my skin tone really well!

  19. angela

    anyone have any ideas for a good warm peachy summery blush? i always end up with something more pink than peach so i haven’t really found what i’m looking for yet.

  20. Neha

    Christine, please do 5 great pink-gold blushes..with no coral, no orange in them..please, please please!