Coral is the PERFECT summer shade, whether it be on your cheeks, lips or nails. It's a flattering shade for every skin tone and here are a few I have to show you...
- Nars - Cactus Flower
- Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge - Calypso Coral
- Illamasqua - Rude
See swatch comparisons below in the same order listed:
- Nars 'Cactus Flower' - The darkest of the 3, it's a true coral shade almost leaning towards the red family. It has tiny flecks of gold which aren't that noticeable once blended as they are very finely milled. The consistency is quite creamy yet dry - it doesn't feel sticky or greasy once you touch it. The pigmentation is out of this world, a little goes a long way. It looks perfect teamed with a gold based highlighter. This lasts all day on me and I never set it with powder.
- Bobbi Brown 'Calypso Coral' - This is a true bright coral with a tiny bit of pink, it has no shimmer or glitter making it look very natural. It's slightly greasy once you touch it but it blends away leaving a natural finish. It's highly pigmented, with great colour payoff. The colour is buildable depending on the brightness you want to achieve. I apply this with a stippling brush like the Mac 187, it lasts all day and is a multi purpose product that can also be worn on the lips.
- Illamasqua - 'Rude' - This is the palest of the 3, it's a milky coral that is ever so creamy. It's slightly greasy so it leaves a dewy finish to the cheeks once applied - it looks great on lips too. This doesn't last all day on my cheeks due to the consistency but I don't mind reapplying as I love the colour so much.
Which is my favourite? Don't do this to me, they are all my favourites for different reasons! :)
What's your favourite coral cream blush?
If you are in the US, I would recommend you check out the new NYC cream blushes for dupes, as they look totally gorgeous, check out detailed swatches & reviews HERE from Ebru.
Disclaimer: I was sent the Illamasqua 'Rude' for review purposes