5 Shades of Coral Lipsticks for Spring

A tried and true favorite of mine, coral lipstick is a shade I reach for throughout the year. If you’ve been looking for a way to warm-up your spring, consider these five beautiful shades:

  1. YSL Peach Passion — a glossy, peachy-coral
  2. NARS Julie — a soft, pink-coral
  3. Estee Lauder Eccentric — a light-medium pink-coral
  4. Urban Decay Streak — a medium coral-pink
  5. Maybelline Coral Burst — a luminous pink-coral

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5 Beautiful Budget-Friendly Red Lipsticks

You don’t have to splash out lots of your budget to get a beautiful red lip color! Here are a few of my more wallet-friendly favorites:

  1. Revlon Provocateur — a warm, brightened red
  2. Maybelline On Fire Red — a bold, bright red
  3. Milani Cherry Crave — a shimmery red
  4. Maybelline Very Cherry — a classic red with a matte finish
  5. NYX Chic Red — a strong, blue-based red

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5 Rosy Lipsticks for Spring

I love dusty and muted rosy lipsticks, which can range from light and rosy pink to rosy brown to rosy coral. Here are some of my current favorites for spring! :)

  1. Bite Beauty Musk — a muted, rosy pink-beige
  2. Givenchy Nude Guipure — a light-medium rosy pink
  3. Guerlain Garance — a medium, rosy coral
  4. Estee Lauder Irresistible — a medium-dark muted rosy pink
  5. Maybelline Untainted Spice — a deepened rosy brown

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Round-up: Maybelline Color Elixir Iridescent Lipglosses Overview & Thoughts

Maybelline Color Elixir Iridescent Lipgloss ($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) was a miss in my experience, due to a low color payoff, shorter wear times, and a stronger, more noticeable perfume-like taste. While these are comfortable to wear and most shades are rather hydrating, the taste seemed stronger with this set than the original. I also had issues with several applicators coming broken or partially broken. The formula isn’t like the original Color Elixir range, and Maybelline didn’t indicate that these were less pigmented, only that they were shimmery. Some of them look very similar on, due to sheerness, even though there are only eight shades to choose from. I could only see considering them if you prefer sheerer, lightly shimmery glosses, don’t mind reapplication, and aren’t sensitive to flavored lip products.

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Maybelline Color Elixir Iridescent Lipgloss

Maybelline Blushing Petal & Enthralling Nude Color Elixir Iridescent Lipglosses

Maybelline Blushing Petal (505) Color Elixir Iridescent Lipgloss ($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a sheer, pink-tinted gloss with fine white shimmer. It’s very, very sheer and adds mostly shimmer. It goes on fairly evenly and wears for two hours on me. I really am surprised Maybelline didn’t make it a point to offer these up as a sheerer counterpoint to their regular Color Elixir range, because these have little in common with the original range. They have a fairly strong perfume/soap-like taste and a sweeter, more creme brulee-like scent. NARS Istria (P, $26.00) is cooler-toned, less shimmery. Chanel Eau de Rose (86) (LE, $27.00) is similar. Revlon Orchid (P, $7.49) is darker, pinker. MAC Fashion Fanatic (LE, $20.00) is milkier. MAC Icescape (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Bait (LE, $15.00) is milkier. MAC Fashion Scoop (P, $20.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Maybelline Blushing Petal (505) Color Elixir Iridescent Lipgloss
Maybelline Color Elixir Iridescent Blushing Petal (505)
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Round-up: Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lip Colors Overview & Thoughts

Maybelline ColorSensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick

Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lip Colors ($7.49 for 0.14 oz.) were less impressive compared to the regular and Vivids range (the Vivids being one of my favorite lipstick formulas). If they were marketed as a sheerer formula, they might have worked better, but as-is, they’re not as pigmented as the regular ColorSensational range, while some were had higher slip and looked streaky or uneven when applied. Unsurprisingly, the darker shades in the range performed the best, while the lighter, more pastel-like shades tended to be more difficult to get smooth, even color with. The formula has a sweet, creme brulee-like scent but has a perfume-y taste (not as bad as the Color Elixirs but more noticeable than the Vivids range for me).

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Did you pick up any of the new spring shades? How are you liking yours?