Beauty Grab-Bag: Crazy for Coral

Now that the clocks have jumped forward and the sun sticks around until 7pm, it seems like those breezy, warm, days are just around the corner. I’m currently on the lookout for a bridesmaid dress in the season’s hottest color—coral, so I have that shade on the brain right now. In anticipation of spring, lets look at some pretty coral makeup that will give you that lovely orange glow—not like self tanner, more like you finally got the chance to get out in the spring sunshine.

Nars Illuminator in Orgasm, $29

I received this illuminator in my February Birchbox and it gives a very subtle peachy glow on cheekbones. I think it probably works best on warmer skin-tones.

Mac Eyeshadow in Paradisco $14.50

A beautiful shimmery coral with gold undertones, this shadow works even on women without warm or tanned skin-tones.

Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Tipsy $25

I have one of these coming in the mail from QVC (more on that later), but the colors look beautiful in Sephora, especially this bright coral.

Dior Addict Lip Polish in Glow Expert $30

If you want a juicy, peachy glow without being sticky, this coral gloss is perfect, but pricey.

Essie Nail Polish in Haute as Hello, $8

One of my favorite Essie polishes, this color just feels happy and warm, it’s a real pick-me-up for your finger tips.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Wild Coral, $24

If you prefer lipstick to gloss this new coral from Estee Lauder will deliver color that is both bright and long lasting.

I just finished up this commission for a bridal box featuring coral flowers too:

And if you’re still not sold on coral, here is a polyvore collage featuring pretty things to get you excited for spring:

60s Coral, Cream and Gold by justinez featuring vintage style earrings

River Island lace dress
45 GBP –

Smocked dress
$98 –

Chiffon blouse
18 GBP –

Beyond The Valley tweed mini skirt
149 GBP –

Marc Jacobs short short
558 GBP –

Chinese Laundry high heel pumps
$70 –

TopShop high heels
$135 –

Sigerson Morrison slip on flat
$213 –

Love Moschino shoulder strap bag
132 GBP –

Marc by marc jacobs tote
200 GBP –

Kate Spade chain necklace
$195 –

Tinley Road flower ring
$22 –

House of Harlow 1960 gold bracelet
$125 –

Chandelier necklace
$24 –

Vintage style earring
$12 –

TopShop woven scarve
$32 –

Essie Nail Polish – California Coral
$7.90 –



Filed under cosmetics, fashion

3 responses to “Beauty Grab-Bag: Crazy for Coral

  1. Coral is such a pretty color, it’s too bad it doesn’t work with my olive skin tone.
    Beautiful Wedding Box! 😉

  2. mkz201

    I like that dress in your polyvore collage. It would be cute and different for the wedding, but maybe a bit warm…

  3. lizzy

    well you know i love this! coral inspiration! now everything i see thats coral i consider buying! plus i love the kate spade necklace!

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