Lipstick Week Day 5 — Corals & Peaches!

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Last 3 days for my Lipstick Week series — it took me quite a long time to finish this, my golly gosh! It’s been a week since my last post, wow. I’ve already drafted the remaining entries but have yet to do the writeups. I promise myself I will finish this series this week!!
Day 5 is all about corals & peaches — I actually only have three and one doesn’t even pull peach/coral on me, just pink — so maybe I should have put it in with the pinks entry but, oh well! Moving on to the lipsticks…
First off, swatch above does not truly capture the three shades as the lighting was quite harsh when I took these. I edited it hoping it would be at least a little bit true to color but to no avail. Anyway, I have face swatches (that does not sound right at all but I don’t know how they’re formally called) to make up for the fail arm swatches.
Cut A Caper is a mid-tone peach with a tinge of pink – for me this is the most coral lipstick I have.  It’s of Lustre formulation so it’s quite sheer (the swatch above is 2-3 swipes of Cut a Caper). Fanfare (review) is a salmon pink with a hint of coral of cremesheen formulation. Betty Bright is officially described as a light, vibrant peach which does not seem at all the slightest peach to me but more pinky-coral – and is of the satin family.
Cut a Caper looks like the younger, more spontaneous cousin of quite-mature Fanfare. It’s a lighter, more coral shade of the two. Fanfare is more salmon and quite muted compared to Cut a CaperBetty Bright is a bright and adventurous long lost and forgotten relative (or quite possibly not even related) to the first two mentioned. It’s quite closer to being the younger, quite reserved (although still  sister of Viva Glam Nicki which is a bolder and much more out-there shade.


Overall, I like Cut a Caper the most in terms of coral color and formula. I didn’t think I would like the Lustre formula but because of my reviews on Plumful and now Cut a Caper, I think I’ll be looking into more shades from that line moving forward (should I decide to snap up a MAC lipstick again in the future). I was too insistent on mattes despite my poor, dry and chapped lips — because it was the most long-wearing. That plus I wasn’t keen on glossy finishes. However, after realizing that MAC mattes aren’t the most forgiving on my lips, I’ll be moving on. In fact, I’m quite over my MAC lipstick accumulation stage. Their new collections don’t excite me anymore. I completely skipped the All About Orange collection without looking back. Truth be told, I think I’m over lipsticks for now. I would only budge for a really great formulation (which I think I may have found in another brand that I will feature in my next entry). Formula > color is my mantra now. *crossing my fingers I don’t get full eating all these words up if (not when) I relapse, which I won’t* Unfortunately, I’ve diverted all that lipstick ‘passion’ into NAIL POLISH. I even contemplated on forgoing makeup and just focus on lacquers but alas, my poor applications skills slapped me back to reality. I can NOT do a proper manicure without pulling all my hangnails, wounding myself and throwing bottles in frustration.

Before I end this, do share with me your go-to CORAL lipstick!

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  1. June 21, 2013 / 6:23 pm

    All the three lipsticks look great on you (:

    • June 25, 2013 / 11:48 am

      Thanks Natalie 🙂

    • June 25, 2013 / 11:48 am

      Thanks Shannon 🙂

  2. June 21, 2013 / 10:46 pm

    ahhh!!you have me lusting over MAC lipsticks Shari!1haahaha…love love love your posts!!

    • June 25, 2013 / 12:08 pm

      Thanks Maia! ♥ Last post ko na to regarding MAC lipsticks hihi 🙂

    • June 25, 2013 / 12:08 pm

      It is a great color suitable to a variety of skintones!

    • June 25, 2013 / 12:09 pm

      I shall do my best!!

  3. June 22, 2013 / 4:47 am

    I love your makeup on the third photo! Love the smudged liner look 🙂

    • June 25, 2013 / 12:09 pm

      Hahaha thanks Tina kahit di siya sadya at all!

  4. June 22, 2013 / 5:36 am

    I really like the shade cut a caper, its such a lovely bright natural shade, lovely! It’s too bad I rarely wear lippies! They all look lovely on you!

    • June 25, 2013 / 12:11 pm

      Thanks Sharlynn! How come? Well actually I am quite lazy to wear lipstick nowadays too and have been wearing just lip balms most of the time.

    • June 25, 2013 / 12:12 pm

      Thanks for sharing, dear 🙂

    • June 25, 2013 / 12:13 pm

      Wont go wrong with either shade 🙂 I like the Lustre formula for my dry lips, though.

  5. June 23, 2013 / 12:14 am

    Wow, the colours are really pretty! n__n I’ve never tried MAC lipsticks, but dang – Fanfare is gorgeous!

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    • June 25, 2013 / 12:15 pm

      One of the more underrated MAC colors 🙂

  6. June 23, 2013 / 1:24 am

    I love your take on corals 🙂 It’s been a while since I last had a coral on me but the pastel orange trend is making me reconsider that whole spectrum of colors 😛

    • June 25, 2013 / 12:18 pm

      Yah nga eh, suddenly pastel orange is the trend now! I only have Cut A Caper as my ‘real’ coral/orange lipstick. The MAC All About Orange collection has quite a few pastel oranges that are nice! Buti na lang nagsawa na ako sa MAC lipsticks (and lipstick in general!)

  7. June 23, 2013 / 6:59 pm

    Cut A Caper definitely looks the prettiest on you! I don’t even have a go-to coral lipstick.. How bad is that? I play lipstick much too safe to be honest 😉

    I had a nail polish infatuation last year and now can’t be bothered anymore.. I get your feeling!!

    Isabelle (

    • June 25, 2013 / 12:20 pm

      Thanks Isabelle! Cut A Caper is a FAVORITE! So sad it isn’t in the permanent range.

      Nail polish addiction is bad. Especially in the accumulation stage where I go crazy with every color 🙁

  8. June 23, 2013 / 11:38 pm

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    • June 25, 2013 / 12:20 pm

      I agree! 🙁 I hope they bring it back!

    • June 25, 2013 / 12:20 pm

      It’s a nice, versatile color for any occasion! 🙂 Def a good buy!

  9. June 24, 2013 / 6:58 am

    My favorite coral is Chanel’s La Favorite! Try it, it’s in the Rouge Allure Velvet formula. 🙂 I love love love Betty Bright, but it pulls more coral than pink on me than it does on you.

    Carina x

    • June 25, 2013 / 12:22 pm

      Ahh! I almost bought that pero I’m so averse to corals so I passed. I saw it on you and it looks good though! in RAV pa – which is a really GREAT formula.

  10. June 24, 2013 / 10:00 am

    The Cut a Caper looks gorgeous on your lips Ms. Shari! 🙂 That Betty’s lipstick packaging is soooo cute! 🙂

    • June 25, 2013 / 12:22 pm

      Thank you Rhia! ♥ Yes, Archie’s Girls collection – super nostalgic of my Grade School days when I used to collect Archiecomics.

  11. June 24, 2013 / 4:39 pm

    They’re all really pretty! I’d love to get something very orange/coral toned next..

    Thanks for the comment sweetie x

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  12. June 24, 2013 / 8:18 pm

    Cut a caper looks nice! Looks really pretty 🙂

    It’s been a while since I last visited your blog. Good to be back:)

    xx Daphne of

    • June 25, 2013 / 12:23 pm

      Thanks Daf! Missed you here! 🙂

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