Better Together: NYX Butter Lipstick in Fireball and Maybelline Master Hi-Lighting Blush in Coral

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Acronym-ically speaking — yes, that’s a word; no need to look it up 🙂 — I am both a CCL, and a CCL. A Crazy Cat Lady, and a Crazy Coral Lady.


Even though it’s still technically spring around here until June 21, summer makeup’s in the house, and I’m going cray-cray for corals!

I just started wearing this coral lip and cheek combo with NYX Butter Lipstick in Fireball ($5.99) and Maybelline Master Hi-Lighting Blush in Coral ($9.99).

I’m feelin’ it!


The peachy coral blush gives some soft definition to my cheeks without interfering with Fireball’s intense bright reddish coral color.

Methinks the two play nicely together.

Here I’m wearing it with a standard smokey eye, but next time I think I’m going to wear it with a shimmery golden or bronze cream shadow…or maybe a nude lid with winged teal liner on the upper lash line.

Ooh! — if you get a tan this time of year (or any time of year, for that matter), I bet this combo would look great on ya.


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  1. Sylvia says:

    That coral blush is beautiful on you.

    Corals are so great for the summer and I will definitely be on the look out for that blush.
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  2. Divya says:

    Aah I love corals! My current go to lip and blush combo has See Sheer by MAC and Something Special cream blush by MAC and MAC Peaches on top! <3 I am totally loving this series Karen!
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  3. Sylirael says:

    Eek! I love teal and coral as a combo SO MUCH. Or teal and bright orange too. I was wearing a fluoro watermelon orange pink singlet the other day, and nothing would do but that I line my eyes with Urban Decay’s Deep End 😀

    Also, some serious envy going on over here for that Nyx Butter Lipstick! I love the glosses…gotta get my hands on the lipsticks somehow…

  4. Alison M says:

    NYX is soooo hit and miss for me but I would really love to find more hits. Butter lipsticks are a go? Any other faves? I have the butter glosses (yum-o!), and have tried many of the mascaras (with no luck), but need some more affordable makeup in my life.

    Summer started here June 1. Hurricane season is among us, baby!
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    • Karen says:

      Good morning, Alison!

      Hope you and your family is doing well today. Things on this end are OK. I just finished running (yay) and those endorphins are doing their thang.

      Anyway, I just started wearing this shade of Butter Lipstick and so far, so good. It doesn’t have a funky scent and it’s really comfy on the lips.

      I hope the hurricanes stay far away from you!

  5. gio says:

    That blush looks gorgeous on you! And it goes so well with that lipstick.
    gio recently posted … Product Review: Batik White Musk

  6. Kwmechelle says:

    Yeah, this “better together” series is a lot of fun to read. Plus, you get extra brownie points when the products are drugstore/budget- friendly. Sad that I don’t have a much cheaper habit….

    • Karen says:

      Thank you, Kwmechelle! I’m glad you’re enjoying the series. I love playing with makeup and figuring out what shades work together so it’s a lot of fun for me. 🙂

  7. magan says:

    The coral blush is gorgeous, and your skin tone looks great. Both face very flattering shades of summer.

  8. I think it’s safe to say that I, together with 90% of beauty addicts, have a seriously dangerous addiction to corals. So here’s what I have to say about these two: preeeeeeettyyyyyy! <3
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  9. Allison C says:

    I have red hair, and I am a coral hound. Adore it. I love my NYX Butter Lip Balm, so I’ve gotta put the coral lipstick on my list for next trip to Ulta. I was eyeing that Maybelline blush the other day. So pretty on you. I need a coral blush. Now.
    Allison C recently posted … Zoya Blu Nail Polish: Love Those Baby Blues!

  10. Fancie says:

    Both are beautiful on you! I recently purchased 2 butter lipsticks. I think I want Fireball next!
    Fancie recently posted … Fancie’s Purple Lipstick Collection

  11. Kristy says:

    Karen, you and coral were made for each other! I just can’t do it.

  12. I am into corals all year round..;)
    You look pweettyy dear.. that NYX butter lipsticks looks lovelyy..

    I thought its NYX mosaic.. didnt knew Maybelline has also come up with this prettyy coral blush.. now I have to add it to my stash too.. 🙂

    Happy Friday!!
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  13. Gabi says:

    Tomorrow is color war at school. I am so excited because I am a captain!

  14. Barbara says:

    Hi Karen. Love your blog! Could you tell me where you got that gorgeous necklace?! Have a great weekend! : )

  15. Barbara says:

    Hi Karen. I’m not sure if you saw my last comment. I know you must be very busy. I’m fairly new to your blog and I really love it! In your latest post you gave info about the necklace you were wearing – Kristin Perry – but I was wondering where you purchased the one you’re wearing above (Crazy Coral Lady). It’s gorgeous! – and somewhat similar to the Kristin Perry one. Thanks in advance for your response. : )

    • Karen says:

      Hi Barbara!

      That necklace is by Pam Hiran. Here’s more pics. I got it last year at Anthropologie on sale, so unfortunately it’s no longer available. Here is her website,, though. On the contact page there’s email and a phone number, so hopefully someone there might be able to help you track it down. HTH!

  16. Barbara says:

    Thanks for the info, Karen. Tabs looks adorable! I was actually able to find the necklace on ebay in a slightly different color scheme. Yay! 🙂

  17. Eve Clarke says:

    WOW! That IS a pretty necklace! 🙂 Hi, Karen. I’m Barbara’s BFF and she introduced me to your blog today. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Eve!

      It’s so nice to meet you. I’m honored that Barbara introduced the site to ya! 🙂 How long have you been a makeup fan? What are your fave brands?

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