Friday, 28 February 2014

The nude and natural lipstick favourites


Nude and natural lips, an essential to throw on with a smokey eye or to make you feel a little more 'put together' on minimal makeup days. I have an abundance in my collection, but there a few i reach for more than others.

The sheerer options: Soap and glory sexy mother pucker gloss stick in nudist wins the top spot for best everyday 'throw on without even looking' option and rudest name of the bunch. It's a sheer, glossy formula that falls perfectly into the your lips but better and peachier category and it's one i often keep in my bag as its so darn handy. Mac 'freckletone' lipstick is another great sheer option if you want more of an actual 'lipstick'. It's sheer and glossy, but still has enough pigmentation to alter your natural lip colour. It's a gorgeous nude with strong peach undertones which satisfies the peach lover in me greatly. It's the one i wear with smokey eyes, always.


The proper lippies: Next up, the proper lipsticks. These all pack a punch in the pigmentation department. Starting off with my all time favourite Nars 'toledé' lipstick. This a a great natural looking lipstick for slightly warmer skintones like mine, or more of a browny pink on lighter skintones. On me this is my perfect 'your lips but better shade' which i throw on if i have no idea what lipstick to wear. It's a matte formula but still buttery and hydrating, and a slight sheen so it doesn't look to out of place on minimal makeup days. Love. If your feeling fancy, the YSL rouge volupté in 03 is one of my favourite evening nudes. It's highly pigmented and glossy, making it much less natural but beautiful all the same, especially with smokey eyes. It's a browny pink toned nude, far from the dreaded concealer look you normally get with pigmented nudes. And finally, a drugstore option. The Rimmel moisture renew lipstick in notting hill nude is very similar to the YSL option, but slightly lighter and more peachy. It has the same glossy finish and really packs a punch in the pigmentation department, which is surprising for such an affordable lipstick. The only problem is it doesn't last very long on the lips and does tend to transfer easily, but for the price i cant quibble. 


The lone gloss: Finally, a single gloss. I'm not a huge lipgloss wearer, i much prefer glossy lipsticks if i want a sheen to the lips, but this one has become a staple in my muji drawers. The Clarins instant light natural lip perfector in 06 is a gorgeously pigmented and glossy gloss, without the stickiness of most. Don't get me wrong, i do still find my hair getting stuck in it on really windy days, but it feels nice and buttery on the lips, and isn't a huge problem in normal weather situations. The colour is a brown nude colour, but its sheer enough that the natural pink in my lips makes it more pinky-nude in tone. Definitely recommend.
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