Question for my coral lovin’ babes: Do you have a favorite coral lipgloss? Hands down, mine’s got to be MAC Lipglass in Lychee Luxe ($14). It’s a shimmery coral from MAC’s permanent line, and if I had to guess I’d bet I’ve gone through a double-digit number of tubes, yikes!
Wish I could say I stumbled upon Lychee Luxe on my own, but I actually heard about it from my mom. She gave me the heads-up about 10 years ago, which is funny to me because she’s never really been into makeup.
Proof positive that Lychee Luxe holds *great* magical powers.
One day she swung by a MAC counter looking for a gloss with just the right amount of color for her fabulous 50-ish self. She left with her first tube of Lychee Luxe, and a familial makeup obsession was born.
When it comes to coral glosses, I like to be able to see the color on my lips, but I don’t like so much pigment that it turns into a high maintenance mess (color on my teeth, chin, cheeks, etc.)!
Lychee Luxe is the coral lipgloss Goldilocks would have worn because it bears (ha!) a perfect amount of golden pinkish coral. It stands out, but I don’t have to check on it every 10 minutes throughout the day.
And, oooh! — the flexibility. It goes great with so many different eye makeup looks, like all of the seasonal golds, bronzes, coppers, teals and greens of summer.
Colors that play well with Lychee Luxe…
- MAC Mahogany Lip Pencil ($13): Layered beneath Lychee Luxe, this reddish brown really ramps up the color’s intensity and drama
- MAC Woodwinked Eyeshadow ($14.50): Pack this shimmery gold on your lid along with a thick black cat eyeliner for an elegant ensemble look with Luxe
- NARS Orgasm Blush ($26): I love to wear this shimmery peachy pink with Lychee Luxe. The two complement each other nicely.
And it’s not all about summer, either. Lychee Luxe looks great year ’round, pairing beautifully with neutral eye makeup, black cat eyeliners and smokey brown shadows for school and/or work.
Another thing I love about it? Staying power. No joke, but I get about five solid hours of good color with it, and that includes my regular lip smacking and all of the water I drink throughout the day.
If MAC ever discontinued Lychee Luxe … heads would roll! Well, not really, but you better believe I’d start stockpiling. I LOVE you, Luxe! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
Do you Lychee Luxe? If you do, what do you like to wear it with?
Hark, is that blue…?
Whoa, I think it just stopped raining. Is that a patch of blue sky, I see?
Oh, well, it only lasted a minute, and now it’s gone, but I do feel a little better. It’s amazing how it only took a few seconds of sunshine to cheer me up!
How about you? Is your week off to a good start?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,