lipstick bandits go coral


When I heard the new theme of the Lipstick Bandits I couldn’t be happier. Coral has been my thing for quite some time, I just love the perfect balance between it. Believe it or not, but some of the lipstick bandits don’t really think it’s a colour, or are quite confused about it. Maybe it’s just in my head but for me it’s something between an orange, pink and/or red shade. I guess I just see it and my ‘coral sensor’ gets off and before I know it I’m already at the check-out buying it! So yes, coral lips for this month. So what to choose? I got quite the collection going on, I’m showing you some really nice ones soon but I wanted to stick with the ones I already had.


coral lipsticks


swatches coral lips


from left to right: mac watch me simmer, guerlain gourmandaise, guerlain gracy, chanel en vogue, revlon coral reef, guerlain candy stripe


Here is a round-up of some of my favourite corals. We have a nice mix here: Mac Watch Me Simmer, definitely my brightest coral yet. Guerlain Candy Stripe is my newest lip gloss addition and already a favourite. In the middle we have Revlon Coral Reef, it’s one of my favourite lip glosses to layer over lip sticks because it gives a bit more warmth to my lip colour. Then we have Guerlain Gracy, my most worn coral, it leans more pink. Same story with Guerlain Gourmandise, it’s a bit brighter and has a matte finish but the colour is intense! And finally we have Chanel En Vogue, this one is a lot more sheer compared to the others but I love the balmy feel of this and the nice coral tint it gives to my lips.


products that go with coral



So what do I wear with a coral lip? It depends on the boldness of the shade but with something more bright I tend to go easier on the eyes. Golden, warmer shades or bronze shades are probably my top picks. Here you can see Burberry Pale Barley, a beautiful golden taupe, great pairing it with a bright coral. Then next to it you can see Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill in 26, an intense shimmering bronze shade. Great to pair with a more softer coral. On the cheeks I like to keep it simple, I usually go for a coral shade too, or something with a hint of warmth. My two favourites are the Burberry blush in Coral Pink, the name kinda gives it away, right? Perfect for any pink toned coral. Another huge favourite is the Edward Bess Quad Royale in Monte Carlo (I’m falling hard for this brand!), the peachy warm tones go perfect together with warm coral lips and it gives you a sun kissed look!


mac watch me simmer

mac watch me simmer with Guerlain candy stripe


So what did I go for? I decided on a mix of kind of everything! On the lips I used a very light layer of Mac Watch Me Simmer. Yes, yes I know, it’s a limited edition but I need to think of my fellow bandits, better not give them more lemmings right? ;p Over Watch Me Simmer I used Guerlain’s Candy Stripe, mainly in the middle to give the lips a fuller look.


lipstick bandits coral look 1


For the rest of my face I used the Edward Bess quad, I wanted to give it a summery feel. I just used it lightly to add some warmth but subtle enough to not overpower the lipstick (if that’s even possible with that bright coral!). On the eyes I used a mix of Inglot eye shadows together with a nice thicker eye liner. That’s it really, you don’t really need more than that, the bright coral does most of the work for you! I honestly believe there is a coral for everyone out there, you just need to find it at the right time, hah! Please do share your favourite coral lippie with me, or maybe not because I might buy them all, uh oh! ^^


lipstick bandits coral look 3


Don’t forget to check out the other ladies with their version of coral lips, if you love coral like I do, you neeeeed to click here!

35 comments - Reply

  1. You’re very very pretty :)

  2. I loooove Watch Me Simmer too! Lovely shade for the summer :)

  3. Ah gosh, you are SO pretty Teri! Love the colors on you. You look really great with bright lipsticks!

  4. What a cute look! It looks more pink to me but it doesn’t matter, it’s beautiful on you! I think coral is a really universally flattering family. x

  5. Dying over how gorgeous the EB quad, the Burberry shadow, and your lip combo looks here!

  6. Ok I think we’ve already been over this but somehow I forgot I owned Revlon’s Coral Reef lipgloss…AGAIN! Every time you post about it, it makes me want to wear it and then silly me, I forget. Going to go grab it now so I don’t forget for tomorrow :P

  7. Beautiful shades of coral, Teri spanning the whole coral spectrum! :D On me, Gourmandise is much more pink than coral but its such a gorgeous colour isn’t it?

  8. LOL may I borrow your coral sensor? :P Love this mix of colors on you, it’s almost like a super-coral!

  9. Love the look, and coral is also one of my favorite colors. I’m always in a good mood with bright lips.

  10. No more lemmings, haha. Damn I hate that the MAC is LE! The mix is too beautiful! I love all lve the coral shades, the two Guerlain <3

  11. Another Bandit that went with the “I’ll just mix everything together and see what happens method!” I wasn’t certain where I was going so I just kept layering haha. You look great, as always!

    ♥ Jessica

  12. Allemaal super mooie kleuren !

  13. You look gorgeous. I love your hair. Coral is one of the most fun colors to wear for me. I definitely think it is a color!

  14. Staat jou echt geweldig!

  15. you actually make me want to go to a mac store and watch their lipsticks :O watch me simmer looks incredibly beautiful! your face is drool worthy teri, I really like your hairstyle here <3

  16. I love how corals are gorgeous colors for the office. Not too bold, yet a punch of attitude. You look great!

  17. Dit is niet echt mijn kleur, maar het staat jou geweldig!

  18. Hahaha, so many coral things! I think Watch Me Simmer is too coral for me, but Guerlain Gourmandaise is yummy :P

  19. I love the dimension to your lips from the combo you chose!!

  20. prachtige foto’s!

  21. Just gorgeous! I just picked up Chanel’s La Favorite and it is quickly becoming mine :)

  22. I love love looooove corals! What a great start of your blog week :-D

  23. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I love the rest of the makeup as well. <3

  24. GORGEOUS Teri! Love the combo on you! I wish I picked up Watch Me Simmer now!

  25. Haha I knew you’d be going crazy on this theme! You look beautiful :)

  26. This looks very pretty on you. May have to check these two out. Thanks for sharing!

  27. LOL thanks for picking an LE lipstick. So considerate of you :p Now I need the EB quad for sure, darn it!

    • I know right, Sunny? I was just going to tell Teri that. Thanks for picking a LE shade, babe. Very much appreciated. LOL! Pics look beautiful and you look gorgeous as usual :-) The Guerlain glosses are creating a lemming though…

  28. revlon coral reef ziet er fantastisch uit :)

  29. Love this color! You look great with it!


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