For the Love of Coral: Lipstick Edition

coral lipsticks

If my coral blush collection is still more or less under control, it is a different story with the lipsticks. I counted almost double the amount of coral lipsticks, but in my defense, most of these are constantly in rotation! Again, I divided them into several groups, from more orange to more pink. It might not be very scientific, but the similar shades are placed together. In case you are hesitating about getting a new one, you can always check how similar it is to another one in my stash!

First , let’s start with the most orange ones. I might have said this several times before, but most corals seem to pull much more orange on me. If you look at Guerlain Nahema Rouge Automatique and Dior Riviera Addict Extreme for example, they seem significantly less pink than they are on others. I suspect it’s the olive in my undertone, but anyways.

Guerlain Corail Ora, Guerlain Nahema, Bobbi Brown Pink Blossom. Dior Riviera Addict Extreme

Clockwise from the upper left corner, we have Guerlain Corail Ora Shine Automatique (LE from summer 2013), Guerlain Nahema Rouge Automatique, Bobbi Brown Pink Blossom Sheer Lip Color, and Dior Riviera Addict Extreme.

Here they are swatched in the same order:

Guerlain Corail Ora, Guerlain Nahema, Bobbi Brown Pink Blossom. Dior Riviera Addict Extreme swatch

Except for Corail Ora that has a grittier texture, I would recommend everything else!

Tom Ford True Coral, Chanel La Favorite, Le Metier de Beaute Coral Rose

Next we have Tom Ford True Coral Lip ColorLe Métier de Beauté Coral Rose Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss, and Chanel La Favorite Rouge Allure Velvet.

This is how True Coral, La Favorite, and Coral Rose swatch:

Tom Ford True Coral, Chanel La Favorite, Le Metier de Beaute Coral Rose swatch

Out of the three, my favorite has to be Chanel La Favorite! It’s one smooth Rouge Allure Velvet with just the right amount of silky sheen to stop it from looking dull!

NARS Lodhi, Dior Spring Ball Addict Extreme, Marcelle Paris Rose, Edward Bess Island Blossom

Then we have NARS Lodhi Satin Lip Pencil (see how well-loved it is? It has already been sharpened), Dior Spring Ball Addict Extreme, Marcelle Paris Rose, and Edward Bess Island Blossom.

Here they are swatched in the same order:

NARS Lodhi, Dior Spring Ball Addict Extreme, Marcelle Paris Rose, Edward Bess Island Blossom swatch

I don’t think it’s a rule per se, but I find this group being the most wearable in general with a bit more pink. With more orange corals, I definitely need some blush to balance the look out. This group on the other hand, is something I can slick on easily.

Last but not least, we have the very pink group!

Guerlain Gracy Rouge G, Guerlain Candy Strip, Chanel Le Baiser, Chanel Enjouee, Guerlain Ballade

Check out Guerlain Gracy Rouge G, Guerlain Candy Strip Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine, Chanel Le Baiser Rouge Coco, Chanel Enjouée Rouge Allure, and Guerlain Ballade Rouge Automatique (LE from spring 2013). Ballade has to be an exception here, as my skin tone eats up all the coral! You can see the coral in the swatch though.

Guerlain Gracy Rouge G, Guerlain Candy Strip, Chanel Le Baiser, Chanel Enjouee, Guerlain Ballade swatch

Did anything catch your eye here? What are some of your favorite corals?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

  • b eauties

    so jealous of this stash 😀

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha Rome wasn’t built in a day. You should start collecting now!

  • Chris El

    What a coral collection!!! Although I wouldn’t expect any less from a coral fanatic like you. 😉

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      LOL thanks, Chris! I’m trying not to buy more this season. Trying.

  • Sofia

    Wow what a collection! :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      This, my friend, is what addiction looks like 😉

  • Icaria

    Oh Sunny! I counted 10 that I want! 10!!! *faints*

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      LOL you can start collecting them SLOWLY 😉

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I’ve died and gone to heaven. Coral heaven.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      LOL you’re too funny!

  • Libby

    So jealous of your collection! I’ve very badly wanted to buy NARS Lodhi but it doesn’t work for me :(

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Libby, I’m so sorry to hear Lodhi doesn’t work for you! Is it the formula or the shade?

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Nice collection Sunny! I would have thought you had way more corals than this haha! 😉

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha well wait till next summer :p

  • Larie

    I need all the Diors 😛 I rarely pick up corals, but I think I could add a few more 😉

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hahaha you should! I wonder how coral Spring Ball would look on you. I keep thinking it could look very very pink on some!

  • Lygophilia

    Awesome collection and thank you for the swatches. I love corals!!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you like it!

  • Claire

    I love them all!!! What beautiful colours, I have some of them but I am sad now that I don’t have ballade *sigh* beautiful swatches, and I adore corals this summer xxx

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Claire, I’m glad you like it! I don’t think you NEED Ballade, but it could look different on you so I’m not sure.

  • MyLuciteDreams

    Oh my.. So gorgeous! I could stare for days, I still love that Guerlain Ballade, it looks like my type of coral! Though I do love them all!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Taylor, you should try Guerlain Ballade! It might look more coral on you. I have no idea why my skin tone eats the coral tone in it!

  • Rainy Days & Lattes

    You have many variations of corals! hehe I love it :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jen, this is what an addiction looks like LOL

  • Liz

    I like… ALL OF THEM! Ahahahahaha. Tom Ford True Coral is my fave though. Top of the wish list!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha Liz, now your wallet is doomed :p

  • Dominique33

    Gorgeous collection, I think I just have Dior Addict Extrême in Springball and Le Baiser, this is it !
    Coral is a very pretty colour, elegant and ready-to-wear !

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Dominique, don’t you LOVE Spring Ball? I know I do! There’s something magical about this one. It makes me so happy every time I put it on, so I wear it really often!

      • Dominique33

        Oh yes I do ! Spring Ball is a lovely shade, easily wearable for work, a wedding as a guest, a wedding as the bride, a birthday party or whatever. I also wear it often :)

        • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          EXACTLY. I don’t think I’ll do nude for my big day (when it comes). I think I’ll do something like Spring Ball!

  • Dominique33

    But Le Baiser is very very pink ^^ not a coral at all I think

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Dominique, I agree that shades like Le Baiser or Guerlain Gracy are so pink they almost don’t seem coral, but the general consensus is that these are still somehow coral 😉

  • She Loves Praline

    Your coral collection is TDF!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks! This obsession has gone pretty far 😉

  • ValleyDoll

    Oh my, they are all just SO pretty ! I think I only have 2 coral lipsticks in my stash. I more of a pink lipstick kinda gal.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Eva, I’ve been trying not to buy more corals (because I realized just how many I have after doing this post LOL). I might go through a pink phase soon!

  • Kristen / Glambunctious

    So much pretty!! Thank you for swatching all of these! I always appreciate a great swatch post to use as a buying reference. Also, that Tom Ford True Coral is GORGEOUS! And this is coming from a sheer pink lip lady, lol! :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Kristen, you’re welcome! I’d love to see how True Coral looks on you. Corals always look different on different people :)

  • LiptickBoulevards

    LOVE !

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I’m glad you like them!

  • Whitney

    I went bug-eyed when I saw this! I love your coral display and all the colours!! The Tom Ford colour is to die for!!!!!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha bug-eyed! You made me laugh!

  • VickyM

    Wow you have many corals Sunny! I only have two, Givenchy Le Rouge Magnolia Organza pulls coral on me and the more orange coral Estee Lauder Apricot Sun. Really that is all I have I guess I´m more of a rose, pink kind of lip color 😛 .

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha yeah you’ve seen a lot here already 😉

      I think I might go through a pink phase next to be honest. It’s just not entirely reasonable to get more coral this season!

  • Jacqueline Ma

    I want all your coral lippies! I have Lodhi too and I love love love it. I hope Nars will make more colours I really dig the satin lip pencils

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I agree! The other NARS lippies I’ve try didn’t hit it out of the park, but Lodhi is pretty amazing!

  • Strawbry_Blonde

    Wow Guerlain Gracey looks so red on me – I wish it was the gorgeous coral that swatches on you!

    I adore coral lipsticks. Am also stunned at how similar the Tom Ford and Metier tones are – do they look similar applied too?


    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Nic, oooo I made a mistake there! True Coral is swatched next to Chanel La Favorite! I’d say La Favorite is a touch more pink. The different finishes are probably what make them look more different in real life though!

      • Strawbry_Blonde

        Ahh, that’s cool, thank you!