Reef Take

Coral beauty buys in HONOLULU Shops magazine

Call you a scaredy-catfish, but the open ocean freaks you out. Waves as far as you can see. Depths down to who knows where. Um, hold the freaking phone—was that a great white?!

You’d rather stay out of the deep end, thank you very much. Unless, of course, it involves diving for the season’s hottest beauty trends, like the chic coral hues that have been flooding summer’s runways.

To help get your feet, er, face wet, we dipped into the Summer issue of one of our favorite local shopping magazines, HONOLULU Shops, and rounded up a few of its top splurge-worthy coral products. We also reeled in a handful of swimmingly good drugstore deals that will give you the same dunk of color at a more affordable drop in price.

All are sure to add a splash of fun to your summer look—no lifeguards necessary.



Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in Sweet Spot (above)
A gorgeous color that pops with a vitamin-packed punch makes for one pretty picture.
$49, T Galleria Hawaii by DFS, 330 Royal Hawaiian Ave., 931-2700.

Covergirl LipPerfection in Rapture (above)
Smooth and creamy, subtle and feminine, this lip color adds a sweet kiss of style.
$7.69 at K-Mart, 500 Nimitz Highway, 528-2280.



Fresh Sugar Coral-Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
Glide on this supple, restorative treatment for a summery pout.
$22.50 at Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center, 951-8887.

Almay Color + Care Lip Balm in Cantaloupe Cream
Drench your lips in this double hydrating gloss in a dreamy hue.
$5.99 at Longs Drugs, 1088 Bishop St., 536-4551.



Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip and Cheek Cream in Gerbera
Double up on lips and cheeks with this versatile peachy pigment.
$25 at Sephora, Waikiki Shopping Plaza, 923-3301.

Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Coral Reef
This silky blush with workable texture gives cheeks an instant dewy glow.
$10.97 at Wal-Mart, 700 Keeaumoku St., 955-8441.


Nature Republic Botanical Dual Shadow in No.1
A douse of rosiness and a swirl of mocha warmth perks lids right up.
$11.90 at Nature Republic, Pualeilani Atrium Shops, 922-2100.

Maybelline Silk Eyeshadow Quad in Copper Chic
This set of soft coral and rich copper tones has a similar shimmery sheen.
$7.99 at Also available at Target, 4450 Kapolei Parkway, 457-3679.


Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss in Streak
Hydrate, condition and pump up the shine with this balm-gloss hybrid.
$20 at Macy’s in the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, 926-5217.

Rimmel Stay Glossy 3D in Lights, Camera, Action
Treat your pucker to long-lasting, ultra-shine with this shimmery hue.
$4.79 at Longs Drugs, 1088 Bishop St., 536-4551.

HONOLULU Shops is available at street kiosks and hotels throughout Waikiki. 
Photo of Karlie Kloss from
Harper's Bazaar.