The Orange Lip Trend.........With A Difference.

Monday, May 19, 2014


Hello Lovelies, 

I think it's fair to say the orange lip was/is a massive trend for spring and summer this year, it looks great on so many different skin tones and is a beautiful colour for the season.  I have seen lots of people rocking a fabulous orange lip, I love the trend and think it looks amazing, that is apart from on me, I just don't suit orange lipstick it isn't my thing at all, red/orange as in Lady Danger by MAC maybe but full on orange just isn't me, however like I said I am in love with the trend of the orange lip and one thing I do absolutely adore and does suit me is a coral lip so this is my take on the orange lip trend, the coral lip trend. 

I have a ridiculous amount of coral toned lipsticks in my collection and I really did struggle finding my favourite picks for this post, believe me I could easily have had a favourite 15 instead of 5. I wasn't sure if to include a lip pencil or not in this post as I know they're not something everyone uses,  I don't always use a lip pencil myself, but if I do use a lip pencil under a coral toned lipstick my favourite would be Lasting Sensation by MAC it's a beautiful coral toned pencil that also looks amazing used alone all over the lip. 


So these are the 5 lipsticks I have chosen, left to right they are ~ 

Estee Lauder Signature Lipstick in Portofino Coral £21.
MAC Betty Bright Lipstick Limited Edition.
Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivid in Shocking Coral £7.19 .
MAC Frost Finish Lipstick in Costa Chic £15.00.
YSL Rouge Volupte in Peach Passion (number 13) £24.50.


As you can see the corals I have chosen are all quite bright, they are all amazing colours that in my opinion would suit many skin tones, and are gorgeous colours for summer too. 

For longevity, the Estee Lauder, Maybelline and MAC Betty Bright are the best and give the most wear time, I get around 5/6 hours of wear time with all these, that includes eating and drinking too, MAC Costa Chic is a frost finish and my least favourite finish of all MAC lipsticks but for a frost finish the wear time is quite good and I get around 2/3 hours wear time from it, from the YSL rouge volupte I get around 2 hours wear time. 

Packaging wise the Estee Lauder and YSL are stunning, but the YSL tips it for me. I had lusted over a YSL rouge volupte lipstick (well 2 actually) for so many years but just couldn't justify almost £25 for a lipstick, or £50 for 2 as it would be. I looked at them online almost daily and the 2 colours I loved were peach passion and nude beige, both stunning colours. Then I got a huge shock as my gorgeous friend Laura bought me peach passion as part of my Christmas gift and then for my birthday she bought me nude beige as did one of my other lovely friends Katrina, I am so lucky to have such kind and very generous friends who clearly know me inside out, both were a massive surprise but a lovely one, and I'm sure you'll agree the packaging is beautiful. 

Finish wise all the lipsticks feel lovely on the lips, the YSL and Estee Lauder are definitely the most moisturising without a doubt, but none of them are drying in the slightest. Again the YSL tips it in the moisturising stakes as it is beautifully creamy and glides on the lips, it also has the most amazing scent too. 

Price wise, the Maybelline is obviously the cheapest and the YSL the most expensive, and the packaging of the Maybelline is clearly nowhere near as beautiful as the YSL or Estee lauder but I love the Maybelline vivids and highly recommend them, they have some lovely colours and the longevity of the lipsticks is as good if not better than some of my high end lipsticks, so although the outer packaging isn't as nice as my high end choices, the product is amazing and I would highly recommend it any day of the week. 

Overall I love all 5 of the lipsticks and would highly recommend them all without hesitation, they are a beautiful colour for the coming summer months and are bang on trend for anyone wanting to rock the orange lip trend but with a little bit of a difference. 

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them for me in the comments section below and I will get back to you asap, I do reply to all my comments and questions. 

As always, thank you for reading, much love, 

Zoe x




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