February 28, 2013

Maybelline Coral Burst Blush Review & Swatches

Maybelline Coral Burst Blush Spring 2013

Coral Burst Blush is one of three new limited edition shades released with the Maybelline Goes Electric Collection for Spring 2013.

Being obsessed with all things coral this was something that stuck out for me as a must have. I’m really upset with myself at the moment as I ran across two full displays and only hauled one. This is the type of shade you’ll want to have a back up of as it truly is a unique color.

Take a peek!

Although entitled Coral Burst this is most definitely a hot neon orange. It sizzles! I absolutely adore it and want to tell it daily how beautiful it is just in case it forgets.

It can easily be over done on fairer skin so do use a light hand during application. I’ve heard the whisper of it being a NARS Orgasm dupe but that’s blasphemy. The shade is in no way like Orgasm. It’s loud, bold, and outrageous. When I say neon, truly I mean neon! It has a very faint golden undertone that makes the shade a little more wearable for me.

The baked formula is silky smooth and for such a loud shade it blends fairly easily into skin without looking patchy or uneven. The shade comes across a lighter peach on my cheeks due to how light handed I was with application. I was a little scared of the shade in all honesty as it is highly pigmented and easy to get wrong.

Maybelline Coral Burst Blush

Maybelline Coral Burst Blush Swatches

If you’re tanned, caramel, or darker it’ll be the most flattering. The shade will compliment such a skin tone in a dramatic punch of color.

Overall, Coral Burst is one of thee most unique shades of orange I’ve come across in my blush world. It’s deserving of a back up and I’m disappointed I didn’t take advantage when I did (I bet it is long gone now if I go back!). This is a shade I don’t want to live without.

Maybelline Coral Burst Blush FOTD

Do love!

Muse Approved.

Available now at drugstores, I found mine at Harmons.

Anyone own it?

Do share your thoughts!


I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    • Elise

      That’s what I tell myself every time I see an orange/ peach/ coral blush LOL!

  • Seneca

    I saw this at Rite Aid the day you first posted about it and now I can’t wait to go back and grab it. I am an NC45 and love orange blushes. This will be a great addition to my little collection. How is it on shimmer/glitter? The only reason I didn’t pick it up right away was I thought it might be too shimmery/frosty.

  • Kait

    Own it and LOVE it! Snatched it up as soon as I saw it! I’m incredibly fair and it looks great on me! I think it’ll be even better this summer when I have just a touch of color (never a tan) lol. Definitely back-up worthy, but I’m trying to remind myself that I NEVER finish a blush….

    • the Muse

      I’m trying to do the same kait lol! I seriously have far too many blushes ;D

  • Wenz

    UGH! Thanks Muse! I walked past this today 10 times in CVS but left it & have been frantically searching for reviews & swatches! (the Coral/ Blush w..re in me couldn’t let it go)

    But lunch-time tomorrow it shall be mine!!!!! 🙂

  • Jaz

    I saw this the other day and I immediately liked it. I should have gotten it ( especially since it is bogo 50% off and you earn points this week at Walgreens) and I still may. I feel kind of bad buying it though because I just bought the Jasmine palette from sephora. After this blush, I am on a no buy ( yeah right )

      • Jaz

        Update. I did wind up getting the blush. I wore it to work yesterday – so pretty. One of the ladies at my job loved it on me. Definitely Brown girl approved ( I am nw45ish for reference) . I used a very light hand, and it came up more corally on me. LOVE this- I so need a backup

        • the Muse

          yay jaz so happy to hear it ;-D! It’s a gorgeous shade and I agree must get backup! SOON! 😀

  • Diane Krny

    ok, Muse..I have to tell you..I hauled all 3 of these blushes two days ago after reading your initial post on them. Found them at my local Walgreens..nobody else had them..not CVS, no Walmart, not Riteaid (I checked 5 different stores). anyway..I digress..I wore this one yesterday and it was AMAZING. I am pretty fair, redhead, freckles and ahem..over 50. But I ROCKED this color with Laura Geller Balance n Brighten foundation, IT cosmetics bronzer and the new Maybelline Electric Orange lipstick. I did my eyes with the Wet N Wild new Fergie Pallet (the one with the orange shadow in it..forget the name). Anyway.. I got literally dozens of people stopping me at work and commenting how gorgeous my makeup looked. And ya know..when I went to remove the makeup last night (10 hours after applying it..it was just as bold as when I put it on. Did not fade at ALL!) Highly, highly recommended!

    • the Muse

      Diane that is awesome to hear!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-D and I love the look you created ;-D sounds really gorgeous! I’m so glad this worked for you! It is a lovely and unique shade 😀

  • Saiba

    I too am a lover of all things coral. I have fair skin so I’ll definitely be careful, but this swatch confirmed I’m getting it hehe 😀 These colors are hard to come by, especially at the price this goes for.

  • Teresa

    While it looks gorgeous in the pan, it looked awful dark (for me anyway). But it blended beautifully on you! I’m on the hunt now.

  • Joanna

    I have been looking for a orange blush. I think this may be it. Looks pretty on you!

  • JenJ

    Brown girl approved and I must have it. Let the hunt re-commence!

  • Angie

    How is the wear time? How long before it starts to fade from the cheeks? Thanks!!

    • the Muse

      I got through the entire day without it fading at all from 7:30am to 11:30pm

  • O

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this blush! I picked one up at Walgreens. I loved this color so much I went to Meijiers ( like at Walmart), and luckily found they had this collection. I grabbed a backup! I would of grabbed two instead of one ( I know, I’m greedy lol), but my sister happened to grab the last one (Grrr). The only sad thing this awesome color is LE. I don’t understand why drugstore brands don’t make colors like this, in the permanent line in general. All the drugstore brand blushes (mostly) are mainly naturals and neutral colors. Anyway, love this color! The color looks good on you muse!

    • the Muse

      aw thanks O! 😀 I agree! Why aren’t these incredible shades part of the general catalog!? It’s stunning!

  • Monica

    This looks super pretty on you Muse! BTW, this shade looks really similar to one on Sleek’s Pumpkin trio, maybe dupes?

    • the Muse

      mmmmmmmmmm not really monica, this is much more vivid, less sparkle. 😀 Thanks hun! I really like this shade!

  • Agata

    I found it yesterday at a CVS, they had a full display 🙂 It looks so bold but I cannot wait to use it!

  • Lola

    I’m so glad this came out, I am not willing to fork over $30 for that orange Nars blush! I’m just hoping I’m able to find it. 😛

    • the Muse

      my pleasure lola ;-D way friendlier a price tag compared to nars!

  • Winni

    Got it and a backup! Love orange blushes and now I feel like I don’t have to be so stingy with my Mac Modern Mandarin. Looks gorg on you! Did it stain your hand? I swatched it, took a shower, went to bed, and there was a light stain in the morn! Talk about staying power!

  • ClaireMitts

    I love this blush and like you, I’m kicking myself for not picking up a backup.

  • Tori

    I have looked far and wide for this blush ever since I saw your review and some of the fairer ladies said they managed to pull it off… Then I remembered you recommended looking at BBB (which ours is conveniently located next to the Ulta store, where I was). I’m so glad I did remember because I FINALLY found it. It’s gorgeous in person and I can’t wait to try it! I also snagged the Vivid Rose lipstick. So if I like them, I may run back and grab the last one 🙂

    • Tori

      Actually, I was wrong… I LOOKED at Vivid Rose, but got the Shocking Coral lipstick. Oops!

  • Jasmine

    I found it on sale with the rest of the LE collections for $1.67 at CVS!!

  • Hania

    I got this as a gift and I when I first tried it out, I got scared! It’s so neon orange that I have to dare myself to use it. But I just love admiring it from the outside…cuz it’s so pretty!