Le Metier de Beaute Ken's Korals KISSABLE KORAL Moisture Stain Lipstick & KONTAGIOUS KORAL Nail Lacquer Swatches & Review

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When FedEx arrived this afternoon, I hadn't planned on doing any more posts until tomorrow. Le Metier de Beaute Ken Downing's Koral Collection was inside... so I thought I'd get a head start on my pics and swatches for tomorrow, since I have the rehearsal dinner in the evening. I was BLOWN away by how beautiful the items looked and how WELL they applied!

Let's get started, shall we?

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(Kissable Koral Moisture Lipstain, Kontagious Koral Nail Lacquer)

In this collection are 2 items -

Kissable Koral Moisture Lipstain


Kontagious Koral Nail Lacquer

. Both are a steamy shade of reddish coral, perfect for a hot summer day or a sultry evening.

Kissable Koral Moisture Lipstainapplied smoothly, and left a nice stain after a few hours wear. It really does feel moisturizing. This is one of the few lipsticks I've owned that I don't feel like I NEED to have a gloss over it.

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Kontagious Koral Nail Lacqueris a one coat wonder. It only took ONE coat on this three coat-aholic. I cannot WAIT to put this on my toes for the wedding this weekend.

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I also plan on using the Moisture Lipstain. My whole makeup plan for Saturday needs redesigned to compliment this lipstick. So much for being prepared ;)

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And, guess what? All of you MAC lovers out there that missed out on Hibiscus Lipstick from Surf, Baby! ... Kissable Koralis a dupe! When I put it on I thought it looked familiar, so I did a side by side comparison:

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(L-R: MAC Hibiscus, LMdB Kissable Koral, MAC Cockney)

Hibiscus is perhaps half a shade lighter, but when I had them on my lips I couldn't tell the difference. The LMdB lippie is more expensive, but for lovers with a major lemming, it's a drop in the bucket ;) And probably less than what you'd pay on evil-Bay.

The Le Metier de Beaute Ken Downings's Koral Collection is a Neiman Marcus Exclusive and available right now on the website. The Kissable Koral Lipstick is $32 and the Kontagious Koral Nail Lacquer is $18.