A Lip Look with Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals

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Come on, ride the [coral] train… hey, ride it (WOO, WOO)! Spring 2010 has been an overnight trip on the Coral Express, ladies. Headed where? The Land of Coral, of course.


I guess what I’m trying to say is we’ve been seeing A LOT of coral lately. πŸ™‚

Today the lippies in the Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals collection fueled the fire.

Because I’m still working my way through a neutral lip phase, I wanted something that wasn’t too va-va-va voom, so I layered Coral Reef Metallic Lip Color (a shimmery pinkish coral, $22) beneath Coral Sand Shimmer Lip Gloss (a golden peach, $20) and really like how it turned out.

Coral Reef (left) and Coral Sand (right)


I also tried them on their own…

Am I the only one wearing coral today? If you’ve also climbed aboard the Coral Express, throw your hands up in the air, and wave ’em around like you just don’t care!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. lexi says:

    so pretty.
    I swatched the two new cabo/calypso coral pot rouges – I don’t know if I like them very much. It’s very orange on my skin. I just with that they would change the gloss brush applicators to the doe foot. I stopped using the glosses because of how much i dislike the brush! I took an inventory of my glosses – nope no coral in sight! Guess I’ll have to do some coral shopping!

    I’m wearing NARS chihuahua today -so I’m rocking the nude lip as usual!

  2. Devs says:

    Such a pretty combo! I LOVE coral! Especially on my Indian skintone! LOL, so yes I have already joined the Coral Express πŸ™‚

  3. Kim says:

    Just bought a coral lipstick from MAC today from their spring collection. Pink Salmon- awesome coral color without a loud punch! LOVE IT!

    p.s- what kind of eyeshadow colors should I pair up with coral lips?? I’m thinking a beige with a hint of ivory shimmer?

  4. Lisa S. says:

    Oooo prit! I’m not sure if I can wear coral well, but I’m willing to try in the interest of of makeup science…….

    • Karen says:

      LOL! I’m all about makeup science experiments. πŸ™‚

      And if you’re not crazy about how the color looks on you, the best part is you can always wash it off!

  5. Rae says:

    Okay, so while I don’t usually love corals… these two are gorgeous! Coral Reef is just lovely on you, Karen πŸ™‚
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… Fiberwig: a mascara that’s really “all that”? =-.

  6. Yajaira says:

    is it me or do all lip colors look the same most of the time is it my eyes or the camera

  7. Vanessa H says:

    I’m wearing coral! Springsheen blush and fulfilled Plushglass…and Tart Deco. It’s a coral world!
    .-= Vanessa H’s last blog post… Got2B Fat-Tastic Instant Collagen Infused Thickening Plumping Mousse =-.

  8. Marina says:

    I am ALL about coral! This is a great collection and I like how it looks on you πŸ™‚
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Alice in Wonderland The Book Of Shadows by Urban Decay. Photos =-.

  9. Sarah says:

    Oh god. I havent even worn make up for the past four days. Snowpocalypse is getting to me!

    I love how neutral those look though. Coral, but a subtle coral. I might have to pick them up…

    • Karen says:

      Oh no! How are you holding up? I have to give you guys props… I can’t hang with the snow.

      • Sarah says:

        I’ve been slowly going insane, but the cats have been keeping me company! (I take care of foster cats that have issues, so currently I have four) When I didnt have my laptop for three days, THOSE were the hard times. And when we lost power for over 20 hours.

        Wow. I think I’m doing relatively well all things considered. πŸ˜‰

        Unfortunately, federal government and schools are all open tomorrow, which means I have to venture out, and try not to get hit by a car (they plowed all the snow into the sidewalks).

        We can’t handle snow either – hence all the closings!

        • Karen says:

          Amazing. I swear, the minute Nor Cal gets a little bit of rain everybody (myself included) starts freaking out! We act like it’s armageddon! I would’ve entered ORANGE ALERT CRANKY if I lived out your way… you East Coasters are the shizz, for reals.

          That’s very cool that you take care of foster kittehs. Do you ever get tempted to adopt them? It must be hard to give them up after you form a bond with them.

          • Sarah says:

            Haha, I have friends from New York that are making fun of us (Maryland/DC area SHUT DOWN for this storm) but I have to agree – when there’s snow on the ground – I refuse to drive.

            Oh my god, I am so tempted! One of them, George, wakes me up by jumping on the bed and walking up my body (while I am on my side) and follows me everywhere. If I could, I would adopt him in a heartbeat. Fortunately, they’re all going to good homes and this way, I can take in more when they find homes! (This is my mantra anytime I think about adopting them!)

            And I really am getting to know different cat personalities. Its kind of weird and interesting…

          • Karen says:

            That is so cute. Tabs does the same thing… except he steps on my lovely lady lumps, and that never really feels pleasant, as he’s now a husky 15 pounds. It does wake me up though, LOL!

            How many kitties have you fostered? And have you ever kept one?

          • Sarah says:

            Haha, it IS effective! I have no idea how much George weighs, but let’s just say that sometimes HE makes it up to a ledge but his belly doesn’t…

            I’m pretty new to the whole thing (January 1st) and I take in the “problem” cats, whether its because they’re semi-feral (Princess Sparkle and Bentley) or they need medication to clear up an infection (George & Georgia) so I keep them longer than normal. Which is a long way of saying I’ve had 8 go to homes, and there’s four currently. George, Georgia and Bentley have been with me since January while others have cycled through.

            I can’t keep them since I’m not sure how long I’m going to be in the area and there’s no guarantee my next apartment will accept pets, but my family has two rescue cats that came from foster homes. I really do want to adopt George though… So I try not to think about it very often!

  10. Vanessa says:

    I caved and bought all three coral glosses and I’m rocking Coral sand solo today. It’s sooo Perdy!! Chugga chugga Choo choo!!

  11. Molly says:

    i love coral! i wore a shimmery coral shadow today, and whenever my face needs a little brightening up, i’ll get out my sheer coral lipstick:]

  12. Vanessa says:

    Oh and thanks a lot. Now I have to save up some more makeup pennies and buy the lippie you’re wearing to go with our gloss! I already ordered the cabo pot rougue. I’ cookoo for coral kid!

  13. Vanessa says:

    Oops I’m not I. Stupid typos Grrrr.

  14. Karen I hate you!!! πŸ˜‰ everytime I come on yr site I want more stuff!! Those corals are so pretty. I just got Fresh Salmon from MAC, but the Bobbi Browns are so warm and gorgeous. I might even get over the horrible applicator to purchase…
    .-= scarlettholly’s last blog post… Nails of the Week: China Glaze For Audrey =-.

  15. Marce says:

    I didn’t put on any makeup today, only sunscreen! Today was a perfect summer day, I spent all afternoon lazing around my pool…all these corals are hella perfect for the season, though most things don’t get here, LOL! I really like Coral Reef on you, it looks gorgeous πŸ˜€
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Glam Up Your Lashes with Rimmel London Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara =-.

  16. Rebecca says:

    Coral sand is gorgeous! But then, I’m a total sucker for all things shimmery and that packs a whole lotta shimmer… I think it might be hypnotizing me.
    *no, Rebecca, you do NOT need another lipgloss!*
    .-= Rebecca’s last blog post… TarteÒ€ℒs new natural lip stain: hype-worthy or not? =-.

  17. Meg says:

    Ugh…my wallet cannot take the beauty-ousness that is this collection. But these photos are killing me smalls!
    .-= Meg’s last blog post… The perfect reading companionÒ€¦ =-.

  18. Summer Staff says:

    Purrrrty! I love this look. My favorite look latley has been a pretty, pink/coral glossy lip like this one with big doll eyes with falsies. This color is SOO PRETTY! I have the gloss, but not the lipstick (which I need, now) I layer it with MAC’s Vegas Volt. It’s an electric creamy peach, and it’s gorgeous against fair skin with a hint of peach blush. I have been experiementing with spring looks so when it arrives I have tons of new ideas.


  19. Steph B says:

    I used to spend more time in the sun and my brown hair would have great golden-red highlights and my skin would be tan. Coral was my color. My prom dress was a bright coral. Then I found sunscreen and limit my time in the sun. My hair is ashier, my skin is pale and coral looks wrong on me. But I so want to be able to wear it again.

  20. Stef says:

    Girl, I got my engineer cap on right now! This is such a pretty, subtle coral look. Love it. But I love super bright, looking like a South Beach granny coral too!
    .-= Stef’s last blog post… Julie Hewett Aphrodite bronzer Γ’β‚¬β€œ review =-.

    • Karen says:

      LOL, I am all for South Beach Granny Coral. I totally know what you’re talking about too.. my grandma has a Revlon lipstick (Orange Flip!) that is the classic OG coral!

  21. marisol says:

    What a gorgeous spring color.
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang =-.

  22. amy says:

    I like the shimmer on Coral Sand and it is perfect for summer.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Showing Vancouver Some Love with NARS Γ’β„’Β₯ Vancouver Set =-.

  23. Tavia says:

    I like these corals, and they are a nice surprise considering that I’m not into corals πŸ™‚
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Update: MAC Pret a Papier Summer 2010 Collection + Added Photos =-.

  24. Kylie says:

    Lovin’ the coral on you! I already had the Calypso coral pot rouge and I layered it with the nectar shimmerbrick, and bam! I was on a one-way trip to Coralville and I don’t wanna come home!

  25. NINA says:

    The coral looks great on you Karen!

    Will be shopping this weekend … im scurreed of the damage I might do!

  26. knownever says:

    coral sand is ridiculously beautiful. it LOOKS like the beach.
    .-= knownever’s last blog post… MAC Pret-a-Papier =-.

  27. Carol says:

    I’m wearing my favourite NARS pinky coral today, Niagra lipstick! Soooo gorgeous!

  28. I’m really loving this collection. Haven’t tried the lippies yet. Coral suits you well Karen! I love the two pot rouges! must try my lipsticks next!
    .-= Cindy (Prime Beauty)’s last blog post… Frugal Friday- LÒ€ℒOreal Elnett Hairspray =-.

  29. DoDe says:

    Ravishing with clear lipglass on top!!! Loves it

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