Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Everyday Nude Lipsticks

I have been trying to make more of an effort to wear lipstick on an everyday basis instead of just relying on some trusty lipbalm. I like the idea of the 'my lips but better' lipstick as it adds a bit of extra colour and shine without the high-maintenance of a bold lip look.

The Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle is similar to a tinted lip balm in that it provides quite a sheer wash of colour on the lips but it has a slightly stickier formula and a bit more pigmentation. Pink Truffle is a muted pink which leans more on the brown side, I actually prefer to pat this on to the lips and blend it in with my finger for a slightly subtler look. Although it is quite glossy it can be a bit drying on the lips but it's still a lovely low maintenance easy everyday lip option. 

MAC Lipstick in Patisserie was my favourite lip product of 2013 (see 2013 Beauty Favourites here). It is such a great 'my lips but better' lipstick. MAC describe it as 'a sheer creamy neutral pink' which I think is quite accurate. It has a very slight shimmer and glides on effortlessly for a satin finish, it also smells amazing. The only downside is that is doesn't last very long on the lips but this could be because of the delicious smell and my habit of licking it off.

Out of the four, the lipstick with the best lasting power is the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Asia so I guess it has been named appropriately. The shade Asia is a brown-pink nude and I would say it has a very slight mauve undertone. This is easily the most pigmented of the bunch as well. I first bought this about 6 months a go, considered it too dark for me and left it abandoned at the back of the drawer until recently when I thought I would give it another try and changed my mind. To make it a little more wearable I apply it straight from the bullet and then blend it in with my finger which makes it less harsh with my skintone. This is fast becoming my favourite choice in the morning.

The Clinique Butter Shine Lipstick in Pink-a-Boo really is buttery soft and very hydrating. It is more on the pink side of things and has a fair amount of golden shimmer so it may not necessarily be classed as a nude but it's sheer finish makes it a very wearable everyday shade. I like to wear this one when I want something a bit girlier that is still appropriate for work. Unfortunately, the buttery texture does mean that it doesn't last that long but it's a great lippy to keep in your handbag for a quick and easy pop of colour.

What are your favourite everyday nude lipsticks?

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