Saturday, April 23, 2016

Beauty: Nude Lipsticks

These days, I find myself reaching for nude lipsticks over my brights. I feel like you can never have enough of them, and I find myself wanting more. You can find ones that lean more brown, more pink or more peach/apricot but a good pinky nude, leaning warm, is what suits me best.

Clockwise from top: Essence In the Nude lip liner, NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu, Lipstick Queen in Pinky Nude Sinner, ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner in Nobody's Baby, Rimmel Kate Moss (nudes line) in 42, Maybelline Color Drama Pencil in Nude Perfection
Essence lip liner in In the Nude: This is my only nude lipliner. I use this mostly with the Rimmel lipstick to give it more depth and dimension. It can be used on its own for a flat colour.

NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu -- Great for those lazy days. I'm not much of a gloss girl so this is my only gloss.

Lipstick Queen in Pinky Nude Sinner -- It goes on a warm pink on me. Great opacity -- formula similar to the NARS Audacious range in that it glides on easily with lots of pigment. A little drying though.

ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner in Nobody's Baby -- Sheer MLBB lip on me. A no-brainer. Great to layer on top if you find your lipstick has worn off during the day and you need a moisturising balm that adds colour too.

Rimmel Kate Moss in 42 -- A dud because it's too light on me -- great for a 60s look but not everyday. It's too flat on its own, so I use the Essence lip liner for more dimension. Formula's too slippery for my liking but I enjoy it as an under-eye neutraliser.

Maybelline Color Drama Pencil in Nude Perfection -- This stub of a pencil gives me the 'Kylie Jenner' lip -- that coveted 90s lip look that people sought after these days. It gives me the statement I desire, but it's less maintenance than a bright colour.