Most of the lipstick bandits were at a loss when it came to picking a coral lipstick. What is coral, anyway? It can be used to describe a mix of red, pink and orange. Now that the calendar says it’s officially spring — even though Toronto weather is still definitely winter — there’s no better time to lighten and brighten our lipstick picks! Let’s collectively take out our favourite coral shades, shall we?
My pick just arrived at my doorstep three days ago, from YSL Summer 2013 Collection, coming out in May 2013. I give you Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres in N° 31 Corail Alla Prima ($36).
N° 31 Corail Alla Prima is a fresh reddish coral that just screams summer. It just begs to be worn with a bronzed and radiant complexion. Lately I’ve been drawn to wearing glossy lips, but regular lipglosses aren’t really ideal for cold and windy rainy days. The YSL Glossy Stain formula has a stickiness factor of zero. I apply three layers of this to get fully glossy lips and maximum colour intensity.
YSL N° 31 Corail Alla Prima swatch (3 layers)
I know this formula promises to be long-wearing, but on me, it doesn’t deliver any more longevity than my standard cream lipsticks. I’m okay with that, as I love the glossy finish and punchy shades these come in. They do layer exceptionally well, so touch ups are a breeze.
Face and Cheeks
MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural in Medium Dark (as foundation)
NARS Radiant Creamy Foundation in Custard (under eyes)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (all over to blur pores)
MAC Mineralize SkinFinish in Lightscapade (on cheeks)
Guerlain Terracotta Light Powder in 03 Brunettes (all over high points of face)
Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow Palette in Metropolitan
YSL Dessin du Regard Waterproof Pencil in 1 Black Ink
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill mascara
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres in N° 31 Corail Alla Prima
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres in N° 31 Corail Alla Prima is available in May with the rest of the collection at Holt Renfrew, selected Bay, Murale, and Sephora stores. It is one of two new permanent shades; the other is N° 20 Rouge Enamel.
Want to see more of the Lipstick Bandits? Check out the rest of our picks…