Monday, 21 July 2014

Coral Crush

I've been keen to delve into the world of 'coral' beauty products for a while now and what better time to try out a bright new shade than summer. I took a trip to Superdrug and by sheer coincidence, two products of the same name caught my eye. I picked up a Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in the shade 'Juicy Papaya' and a Barry M Gelly Nail Paint, also in the shade 'Papaya'. I also bought a MUA lipstick in the shade 16 Nectar which appears to have the exact same hue.

I own a fair few Barry M Gelly Nail Paints so I knew I'd be pleased with this one. The colour is gorgeous for summer, a coral just short of neon that warms my tragically pale skin tone. The consistency is thick and glossy, one coat looked fine but I opted for two to be safe. It resists chips for about three days and is easy to remove. A great addition to my collection.

This is my first Colourburst Lip Butter but I'd seen beauty bloggers rave review it so I thought I'd try it out. Although I've previously been cautious of orangey looking lip colours, seeing the lovely Hayley wearing the same product, looking more peach on than the stick, I took a step into this unfamiliar territory. I've come to absolutely love this product and have worn it most days since purchasing it. The consistency is 'buttery' and moisturising, so the colour pay off is pretty weak and it only lasts for a couple of hours before fading away completely. However, the colour is a gorgeous, natural coral on my lips which is much easier to wear than the scary orange I suspected. I also like the packaging as it stands out from my make up collection and I can immediately pick out the colour I'm after. I paid £7.99 for this beauty thanks to student discount, a very reasonable price that I'd definitely buy again. I'm already eager to go back and buy some other shades!

The MUA lipstick was much truer to its colour and looks pretty much the same shade on my lips as the packaging. I'd describe it as a more pigmented version of the Revlon Lip Butter. This lipstick only cost £1 which is amazing for such a good colour pay off, it's not very long lasting but you do get a lot of product. It even has an extra pot on the end of the stick which makes the colour easy to spot in my collection. The texture is creamy and not too drying and the quality good for the price.

What do you think to the coral trend? Have you tried any of these products?

Love, Anna x