5 Must-Have MAC Coral Lipsticks

5 Must-Have MAC Coral Lipsticks

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A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.

Crosswires lipstick is a creamy, pinky-coral shade with a touch of sheen. It has decent color pay off, as it is a cremesheen finish.

CB96 lipstick is a shimmery, frosty coral shade with lots of gold shimmer. This is definitely a very frosty lipstick, so I tend to use a gloss to help minimize some of the frostiness.

Vegas Volt lipstick is a bright, orangey-coral shade with lots of color pay off and a super creamy finish. This is definitely named well!

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Ravishing lipstick is a soft, peachy coral shade with lots of creaminess and pigmentation. It looks almost matte, with just a slight sheen to the finish.

See Sheer lipstick is a sheer, lightly coraled-pink. Despite having a lustre texture, it’s not overly sheer and does give some color to lips.

What are your favorite coral lipsticks?

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I love this list! I absolutely love Crosswire and Ravishing. I tried Vegas Volt and it was too bright, but I think it might look okay, if I mix it with Myth. Thanks Christine!

Vegas Volt is definitely a bright lipstick, so you can always use a gloss to tone it down, or you can just use less and wear it sheerly 🙂

I adore Ravishing. I’m not sure whether the Euristocrats lipsticks are going to be permanent, but Costa Chic is rapidly becoming my second favorite coral lipstick.

I don’t think they are, just internationally, as they have been. But at least if you find a must-have liptsick from there, you can try to get a CP and buy a bunch at once, LOL!

It’s similar to Overrich perhaps, though it’s creamier and maybe more opaque. Eager runs a little pinker on me unfortunately!

If I’m ever in a bad mood, Vegas Volt makes me feel better in a snap! Also, Crazee is great on the pinkish/redish scale of corals!

I have (and love!) Ravishing, but my new fave is Smashbox’s Phono Finish Lipstick in “Beautiful”. It’s a pinky-peach coral, and the texture is virtually indistinguishable from Ravishing. Even has that lovely vanilla smell!

I still don’t have, but I like Dame Edna’s Coral Lolyp, it actually looked great on you, when you did a swatch of it 😉

I feel like the Missy slimshine is a muted down coral and I like it. I may be wrong if it fits in with coral lipsticks though.

I would if I owned all of the products, but I do not. I am working on freeing up a block of time in my schedule (it’s a busy time for school right now) to go to MAC and do some swatches, if they don’t kick me out for being there for so long 😉

Would anyone be able to do a lip swatch (or hand swatch) comparison between see sheer and ravishing?

I’M TRYING TO PICK BETWEEN THE TWO.. I might just end up getting both :[

Hey Christine! How orange-y is Ravishing? I have really pigmented lips and a lot of people with the same problem have said it appears super orange on their lips. A lot of others have said it’s more peachy, which is the look I’m leaning towards. What do you think? 🙂

It’s a peach-orange – it’s a really light orange, but it isn’t coral or anything. I could see it looking more orange if you have naturally red lips, because it’s going to be more of a lighting lip product than perhaps 100% coverage.

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