Coral Crushin’

Nothing says “hello, spring!” like a punchy pop of coral. Since the sun’s been shining and the temperature’s been rising, my makeup palette as of late has seen a lot more of this juicy, pinky, peachy-perfect flattering shade, and my face couldn’t be happier about it. Instantly brightening and so fitting for the first sign of spring, these are my favourite coral products that I’m seriously crushing on right now.

NARS Lip Gloss in Tasmania
Slick, smooth and delivering the perfect amount of shine, this sheer and subtle gloss is the most sophisticated and glamorous lip gloss I’ve ever had the pleasure of using. Part of the Adult Swim Summer 2014 collection, the sleek ‘pink cantaloupe’ gloss delivers the perfect shot of colour that’s still slight enough for day, making it my number one go-to anytime, anywhere.

Benefit Cosmetics CORALista
On days my complexion looks a little dull (full disclosure: any day I don’t have a tint of sun-imparted colour on my face, which I’m still waiting for… ANY DAY NOW, SUMMER!) I reach for Benefit’s cheeky ‘”rio” pleasure face powder’, CORALista. The warm, pink-coral shade gives you a glowy, natural flush that looks soft and natural and like you’re the picture of health and happiness, even if it’s grey outside and you need a caffeine fix.


RMS Beauty lip2cheek in Smile
I love the ease of a one-and-you’re-done product as much as any girl on the go, but make it organic, super hydrating and skin-protecting, and you’ve got yourself a new spring beauty staple. Sheer, buildable colour is easily smoothed onto lips, cheeks or both, and instantly awakens the face, imparting a youthful pop of coral-y goodness.

Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Lip Cooler in Peach
With a healthy dose of colour, this tinted balm looks as good as it feels: the unique applicator makes this a delight to apply, as it features a cooling metal rollerball in the centre of the doe-footed tip that massages and soothes. The formula feels just as good on lips, too, as it’s packed with the same greek yogurt in their ultra-popular  skincare line. Additionally, shea and cocoa seed butters and jojoba and soybean oils hydrate, making this coral-tinted balm seriously smoothing.