5 Beautiful Coral Blushes for Summer

As a coral fiend, summer is often one of my favorite times of the year for new products, because brands tend to release corals, but there are plenty of corals to choose from year-round. Here is my current list of favorites! What are yours?

  1. Urban Decay Quiver — a bold, coral-red
  2. Makeup Geek Love Affair — a warm, pink-coral
  3. Chanel Malice — a luminous coral
  4. Clinique Peach Pop — a shimmery, peachy-coral
  5. Tom Ford Love Lust — a luminous, medium-dark coral

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Round-up: Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Overview & Thoughts

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) was reformulated this year and launched 29 shades. I’ve reviewed all 27 of the shades I had (a mixture of shades I purchased and press samples), so now it’s time for a recap! In general, the formula glides on and has semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage with light to moderate shine. Most shades have some level of fine, pearl shimmer, with some appearing more frosted and others appearing more luminous without really detectable shimmer particles. The wear time varies, though it tends to be shorter than average (two to three hours), and my experience showed that some were lightly hydrating, others were slightly drying, and then some were neither. My personal favorite was Julia (404) (A-). If you’ve tried the formula, I hope you’ll write a review 🙂

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Chanel Mademoiselle, Maggy, Dimitri Rouge Coco Lipsticks

Chanel Mademoiselle (434) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “warm rosewood.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy pink with warm, plummy brown undertones and a soft shimmer finish that’s lightly luminous. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a slightly thicker consistency compared to other shades in the formula. It was comfortable to wear over the four hours it lasted, and it was slightly hydrating. Marc Jacobs Beauty Eat Cake (150) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste (P, $34.00) is cooler-toned, less shimmery. Too Faced Metallic Tu-tu (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Suzanne (438) (P, $36.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is darker. MAC Marque (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer shimmer. Buxom Dolly (LE, $21.00) is similar. MAC Moody Bloom (LE, $17.00) has warmer shimmer. MAC Mystical (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Strip (P, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery. Chanel Ce Soir (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter, less shimmery. Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is sheerer, darker. Guerlain Garance (P, $51.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick (2015) Mademoiselle (434)
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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Chanel Mediterranee Stylo Eyeshadows

Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a twist-up, cream-based eyeshadow that’s supposed to be lightweight, long-wearing, and cooling when it touches the skin. It’s supposed to give a “shimmering veil of color.” The formula is semi-sheer to semi-opaque in one stroke, and it is buildable to opaque coverage with two to three passes, or you can use a flat, firm synthetic brush, which seems to give mostly opaque coverage more readily. I also find using a brush offers infinitely more precision, maneuverability, and gives a more even layer of coverage. The wear varied from shade to shade; as short as six hours to as long as eight hours. The formula has a fair amount of slip but dries down quickly, and it does have a wet, cool sensation when the eyeshadow hits the lid, though this is lessened if you use a separate applicator. I think this formula works best in more neutral tones, as they’re more forgiving on the skin, but shades like purple and blue don’t work as well when they’re even a little bit uneven.

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Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow
Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow Laurier Rose (127)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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Chanel Vera, Roussy, Legende Rouge Coco Lipsticks

Chanel Vera (420) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “light pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with warm undertones and fine, gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff that covered the lips fairly evenly. On me, the color only wore for two hours, and it was neither hydrating nor drying. MAC I’m In (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Have We Met? (108) (P, $30.00) is darker. Chanel Cecile (432) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Olga (422) (P, $36.00) is slightly lighter. Guerlain Rosy Silk (LE, $37.00) is less glossy. Maybelline Blushing Bud (705) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer, less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Ian (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Addison (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery. MAC Dream Daze (LE, $22.00) is warmer, less shimmery. Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker. Tom Ford Beauty Summer Fling (04) (LE, $50.00) is darker. Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is similar. MAC Shy Shine (P, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Giddy (P, $16.00) is brighter. Guerlain Gabrielle (P, $51.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick (2015) Vera (420)
C-
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
71%
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Chanel Catherine, Teheran, Sari Dore Rouge Coco Lipsticks

Chanel Catherine (410) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink peach.” It’s a light-medium, softened peach with a hint of pink and a very fine, pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but the texture had enough slip in it that it didn’t apply as evenly as desired. On me, the color lasted for three hours but some color pulled into lip lines after two hours of wear. It was neither hydrating nor drying on me. There was a surprising number of dupes for this one. MAC Soft Talkin’ (LE, $20.00) is darker. MAC Real Redhead (LE, $16.00) is slightly pinker. MAC French Twist (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $36.00) is slightly warmer. Colour Pop Button (P, $5.00) is more matte, more opaque. Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is more opaque. Chanel Volage (227) (LE, $34.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect (P, $32.00) is more opaque. NARS Raquel (P, $32.00) is slightly brighter, more opaque. Chanel Cheri (61) (P, $34.00) is pinker. Estee Lauder Insatiable Ivory (P, $30.00) is warmer. Chanel Charmeuse (142) (LE, $34.00) is lighter. NARS Descanso (LE, $25.00) is darker, less glossy. Marc Jacobs Beauty Dizzy Spell (104) (P, $30.00) is similar. Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is pinker. MAC Reel Sexy (LE, $16.00) is warmer, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick (2015) Catherine (410)
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
79%
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