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Glorious Coral & Orange-Red Lip Products

Great style is about being fearless!

That my beauties, is a beauty and style motto to live by! When the weather starts to warm up, it’s about bringing fun, light and colour to your gorgeous face. There’s something tropical about corals and orange-reds, maybe because these are colours associated with the sun, flustered cheeks, burnt earth, sand and fruits? The contrast and pop of colour they provide on a backdrop of bronzed or highlighted skin is gorgeous <3 Bronzed/illuminated skin, minimalist eyes and bright lips will always be considered quite a modern yet youthful look (it shouldn’t look ‘overdone’ or overcomplicated).

My favourite formulations when it comes to corals or orange-red lipsticks is matte and satin finishes, because they not only pop against your skin tone, but the formulation contrasts hydrated and illuminated skin. Here are my favourite picks when it comes to corals and orange-red lipsticks 🙂 Each lipstick texture and colour is different.


Above from Left to Right: Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 Heures in no. 29 Cerise sur le Lipstick, MAC Lady Danger, Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen, Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Muse, OCC Lip Tar in Psycho. 


Above: This blue toned effect randomly occurred when shooting photos, however it really brings out the coral tones of the packaging/lipstick without distorting them! Awesome 🙂


Above from Left to Right: Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 Heures in no. 29 Cerise sur le Lipstick, MAC Lady Danger, Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen, Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Muse, OCC Lip Tar in Psycho. 

Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 Heures in no. 29 Cerise sur le Lipstick – This lipstick’s shade name translates to ‘best of lipstick’. The texture of this lipstick is wonderful – it’s creamy, smooth, feels comfortable when applied and is matte – so the colour can do the talking for you! It’s a light medium toned coral (pinky orange) that should look great on most skin tones as it’s more pink toned than orange – but still has that coral-y freshness to it. This lipstick is part of Bourjois’ 12 hour lipstick range, and while I wouldn’t say it lasts for 12 hours, it does last a decent 5-7 hours on your lips. The lipstick mattifies down as it is worn, so your lips could potentially become quite dry (unfortunately this is a given with most matte lippies), so you may want to load your lips with lip balm the night before wearing this lippy. Smells sweet and fruity, but the scent is pretty light and non-offensive. This lipstick retails for $19 from Priceline.

MAC Lady Danger – This is a loud orange red lipstick! It is also very matte, meaning it goes on matte and stays matte alllll day (a lot of matte lipsticks go on like satins with a slight sheen so that they feel more comfortable, but then ‘wear down’ and then shine disappears quite quickly)! Because of this, it isn’t the most comfortable lipstick in the world, but it has great staying power as it’s texture is quite thick. It almost looks like a fluorescent orange-red. Has that wonder MAC lipstick scent of vanilla and caramel.  MAC lipsticks retail for $36 Aus coins.

Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen – If you want to be brave and try and orange red lipstick without wanting to resort to Lady Danger – Jungle Queen is the shade for you! It’s a mid-toned orange red which is a shiny satin. It’s comfortable and it’s not totally opaque because of it’s gloss formula. It has some slight transparency to it, which means you won’t feel overwhelmed by the colour. It’s still surprisingly long wearing (I’d say 3-4 hours) and it wears down nice and evenly. No lipstick scent as such – smells a little like plastic. Lipstick Queen is available at Mecca Cosmetica (currently in stock which is a surprise!) and retails for $27 Aus coins.

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Lipstick in MuseAnother lipstick which is totally matte but is more coral than orange-red. If anything, the pink is more noticeable in some lights, while in others the orange shines through more. It’s quite thin texture wise(as it’s a liquid lipstick) but ‘sets’ on the lips making it long lasting. It lasts on the lips alll day, however if you eat a very greasy or heavy meal, it could start to wear off and it is a little tricky to reapply and ‘fix’. In saying that though, the colour stands out so much and because of the cool toned pink in the shade, it will contrast and pop like no other shade! It doesn’t have a scent as such… perhaps it’s a touch artificial-plastic smelling? Hourglass products can also be found at Mecca Cosmetica and retail for $38 in Aus.

OCC Lip Tar in Pyscho – Another liquid lipstick which I will never ever use up in one lifetime lol This one is orange-red but leans more orange. You need the tiniest amount and it glides over your lips like a dream! It’s very shiny upon application but mattifies down during wear. It’s not as long lasting as say MACs Lady danger or Hourglass’ Muse liquid lipstick, but it’s easy to touch up and reapply. It smells like mint if that’s anyone ‘thing’ (I love anything mint or spearmint!). You can find OCC’s Lip Tars at Lipstick Republic for $19.

Are you going to give corals or orange-reds a go this spring/summer? 🙂 Any favourites from my list? Let me know in the comments below! 😀


Catch ya next time beauties!

Beauty Bee~ 

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