Monthly Archives: June 2011

How to wear neon pink lipstick : NYX round lipstick Louisiana FOTD

Hi everyone!

Neon bright shades are the hottest trend of this season and while  many people would love to wear neon shades, they find difficulty in pulling such shades off. I recently purchased NYX Round lipstick ‘Louisiana‘ which is a blue based bright pink shade.

This was my first time trying out such a bright shade and I decided to keep the look simple with thick winged liner and soft pink blush.

Neon pink lips with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'..

Here is how you can wear a neon pink lipstick :


  • Keep it simple with thick black slightly winged liner on the upper lash line and lots of mascara.
  • Apply just a hint to kohl/black pencil/gel liner on lower lash line to define and give shape to your eyes.
  • Leave the waterline bare or apply flesh toned pencil to give a neat bright look.
  • Fill in your brows with dark brown eyeshadow/pencil and apply compact under the browbone for a neat crisp look.

Simple winged liner look

Products I used :

1. Maybelline drama gel liner on upper lash line thickly and just a hint of it on lower lash line.

2. MAC Chromagraphic pencil on waterline, inner corner and under brows.

3. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

4. Angular brush for applying gel liner.

Eye makeup products for simple winged liner look



Whenever wearing a bright bold lipstick, it is important to even out any pigmentation and patches using concealer and a good coverage foundation because bright lipstick tends to draw attention to the imperfections of the face.

  • Even out your skin using concealer under the eyes, around the nose and mouth and on any blemishes.
  • Apply a medium-full coverage foundation all over face and neck and set it with compact.
  • Apply a cool toned soft pink blush all over the apples of the cheeks and blend towards hairline.
Products I have used :
1. MAC Studio fix fluid foundation NC 40
2.  MAC sekect moisture cover concealer
3. Maybelline dream mousse blush ‘Soft Plum’
4. Tools : Foundation sponge, The Body shop face and body brush

Face products for neon pink lips look

Apply the lipstick using a brush for accurate and precise application.

Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'



Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'



Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'


Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'



My personal favorite combination with bright pink lips is a GREY outfit.
Other combinations that also work well are-
  • For a balanced, classy look – Black/white/beige/taupe- neutral monochrome outfits
  • Deep dark cool blues like navy blue- preferably monochrome
  • Subtle fine colorful prints that don’t have any particular color standing out.
  • For a bright and colorful spring/summer look : Pair with monochrome dresses/tops in colors like green or yellow for a fresh young look.
Keep accessories minimal and neutral, let the lips steal the focus! Too much matching/color coordination or use of too many brights at the same time are not visually appealing and look trashy.
My final look :

Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'

Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'


Have you tried neon pink lipstick? Which is your favorite bright pink lipstick shade? Share your comments by replying below. 


My favorite neutral/natural lipsticks: Swatches and FOTDs

Hi everyone!!

When I first started wearing lipsticks, I first had a fixation for pinks followed by a love for reds (read Revlon Colorburst ‘Crimson’ 🙂 ). My current favorites are however neutral/natural shades. I like my nude/neutral lipsticks to have a hint of color otherwise it gives a washed out look to the face. The beauty of such shades as compared to completely nude shades is that they can be worn on their own as well as paired with dramatic eye makeup!

Here is my collection of neutral/natural shade lipsticks-

1. Maybelline color sensational ‘My Mahogany’ (Price- Rs 299)

Nude shade with warm pink undertone.

Maybelline color sensational 'My Mahogany'

Maybelline color sensational 'My Mahogany'

2. Colorbar longwear ‘En Vogue’ (Price- Rs 440)

Cool toned nude pink shade

Colorbar longwear 'En Vogue'


Colorbar longwear 'En Vogue'


Neutral natural lipstick swatches- Maybelline colorsensational My mahogany, Colorbar longwear En Vogue

3. Lakme Satin enrich #133 (Rs 225)

Warm peachy-brown nude shade with slight pink undertone.

Lakme Satin enrich #133

Lakme Satin enrich #133

4. Colorbar DIVA ‘Dress to Impress’ (Rs 350)

Mid tone pink with a mauve undertone.

Colorbar DIVA 'Dress to Impress'

Colorbar DIVA 'Dress to Impress'


Neutral natural lipstick swatches- Lakme enrich satin #133 , Colorbar DIVA Dress to Impress

5. Chambor Silk touch ‘Silk Woods’ (Rs 525)

Brown based nude shade.

Chambor Silk touch 'Silk Woods'

Chambor Silk touch 'Silk Woods' FOTD

6. Lotus herbals pure color ‘Rosewood’ (Rs 225)

Warm brownish-pink shade- gives a very natural look.

Lotus herbals pure color 'Rosewood'

Lotus herbals pure color 'Rosewood'

7. Lakme enrich matte #263 (Rs 225)

Peachy-brown shade a pink undertone.

Lakme enrich matte #263


Lakme enrich matte #263 FOTD

Neutral natural lipstick swatches- Chambor silk touch Silk woods , Lotus herbals pure color Rosewood, Lakme enrich matte #263



Neutral/natural lipsticks- swatches


My favorites among these are Lakme enrich #133, Colorbar DIVA ‘Dress to Impress’, Lotus pure color ‘Rosewood’ and Lakme enrich matte #263.

What are your favorite natural/neutral lipsticks? Share your comments by replying below.

Moving Corallista Makeup Blog from

Hi everyone!

My blog has undergone some changes recently and there are some more to come which I’d like to share with you.

As most of you know, I shifted to my own domain from few days back. While I am on my own domain now, I’m still hosted at WordPress is a great blogging platform but there are a lot of limitations because of which I’ve decided to move my blog from to another host. This’ll enable me not only to use Javascript widgets like Google friend connect etc on my blog but also to customize the look of the site as I wish.

While moving to my own domain did not affect my subscribers and stats in any way, moving my blog from will. My content- pages, images and post will move to my new site but my subscribers will need to re-subscribe to the new site. The domain name shall remain the same and the links will redirect automatically to the new blog so that is not an issue.

I hope you all will continue to extend the warmth and support you have till now and move to the new site with me.  I’m new to the technical aspects involved in this work and hopefully this change will be smooth and I will not lose any content. Though I know moving to a self-hosted blog has a lot of benefits, losing my subscribers here saddens me , I had been thinking of announcing a giveaway as I was close to hitting a landmark no. of subscribers.  I’ll be making the transition in 1-2 days and the blog might not work properly in that time but for any queries,comments you can always mail me at or or drop me a comment on Facebook or Twitter.

I am close to around 40,000 views, 97 published posts, 1787 comments and 50 email subscribers right now, after 5 months of blogging. Thank you all for your love and support and helping me reach till here.Will see you soon 🙂


Weekend Fun: Top 10 favorite products and favorite look of the week

Hi everyone!!

Here are this week’s top ten favorite products and my Favorite look from the looks I wore this week. . MAC Smolder is a repeat from last week but I wore it a LOT this week and loved it!  I’m not someone who wears eyeshadow everyday but I wore some of  my MAC eye shadows almost everyday this week 🙂

The favorites..

1. MAC eyeshadow ‘Soft brown’. Worn HERE. (Rs 680)

MAC eyeshadow 'Soft brown'


2. MAC eyeshadow ‘Sable’. Worn HERE and HERE. (Rs 680)

MAC eyeshadow 'Sable'


3. MAC eyeshadow ‘Cranberry’. Worn HERE and HERE. (Rs 680)

MAC eyeshadow 'Cranberry'


4. Revlon colorburst lipstick ‘Crimson’. Worn HERE. (Rs 580)

5. Lakme enrich matte lipstick #263. Worn HERE. (Rs 225)

Lakme enrich matte lipstick #263


6. Bourjois lip liner #11. Worn HERE.  (Rs 225)

Bourjois lip liner #11

7. MAC Smolder (Rs 790 )

MAC Smolder


8. Bourjois effet duochrome eye liner #62 Brun mordore. Worn HERE. (Rs 330)

Bourjois effet duochrome eye liner #62 Brun mordore


9. Avon Simply pretty nail paint ‘Mango Mania’. Worn HERE.  (Rs 55)

Avon Simply pretty nail paint 'Mango Mania


10. Bourjois liner clubbing ‘Ultra Black’ . Worn HERE.  (Rs 525)

Bourjois liner clubbing 'Ultra Black'


My favorite look this week was –

Bronze eyes- red stained lips : Look of the week

Products used : 


1. MAC Paint pot ‘Painterly’

2. Bourjois duochrome liner # 62 Brun Mordore (bronze shade)

3. MAC Smolder

4. Maybelline colossal volume mascara


1. The Body shop oil free foundation

2. Chambor silver shadow compact

3. The Body shop cheek color #5 (tea rose)

4. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5


Revlon C0lorburst lipstick ‘Crimson’ (worn sheer)

Bronze eyes- red stained lips : Look of the week

What were your favorite products/looks this week? Share your favorites by commenting below.

Birthday wishes, gifts and some long awaited packages..

To everyone who sent their lovely wishes for my birthday yesterday, Thank you so much!! My FB page was flooded with wishes and I could not reply to everyone individually but thank you all for dropping by 🙂  And a special thanks to the IMBB family for their warmth..

Some of the things I received yesterday..

A long awaited NYX Cherry culture package ordered around a month ago during NYX sale..


Some MAC products I’ve wanted from a long time..picked up my Mum..


Hand bags..


And a little something from someone 1800 km away whose presence was sorely missed..