I love a bold red lip. I love a bright pink lip. I dabble in purples and deep berry shades. But nudes are my jam. And a nude color can be tricky to wear. Truthfully I do have more than a few that I feel make me look like I’m dead. But when you find the right one, it’s magical (ok, that sounds dramatic, but you feel me, right?) Here is a run down of my current rotation.
We may have mentioned once or twice on the blog how much we love Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid Lipsticks. For good reason. They are the best. They look great and don’t dry out our lips. In a word, they are perfection as far as matte liquid lipsticks go. I just received Celebrity Skin a week or so ago (they had a free shipping day, I couldn’t resist) and it has fast become my top nude. It’s a slightly peachy, brown nude that I feel could suit any skin tone at all. And, it wears for hours. Shout out to Mannequin for being my second favorite from the nudes in his collection.
When the new Vice collection came out I had a pretty hard time deciding which nudes I was going to pick up. The tester display is a nude wonderland. I settled on a few, with Insanity being my top choice. Insanity is a cream formula, no fuss, easy wearing warm nude that has become a go to for my day to day when I have little time (and little patience for application of a liquid lip) and no available mirror.
Cheap and good. This color hails from the “buffs” collection. It’s a cream formula and again, easy wearing. This is not as warm of a nude as some of my others, it’s more cool toned in my opinion. A co-worker once told me it made me look very exotic, so I’ll pretty much be buying this until it gets discontinued. Wouldn’t you like to look exotic from time to time? I thought so.
Soap and Glory is a brand from England, that wasn’t always so easy to find in the US. It’s now sold at Walgreens.com, Ulta.com and Target.com – with Ulta and Walgreens having a pretty good selection of product in stores as well. I went to Walgreens to check out what they had and of course, left with a nude lipstick. Super Nude is their matte formula. While I wouldn’t consider it a true matte, the formula is still nice. It’s comfortable and creamy, but not shiny. The shade Super Nude is a nice pink nude and it smells like vanilla beans. Next time I’m at Walgreens I’ll definitely pick up another shade.
There is a very small glimpse into my nude lipstick obsession. Do you have a nude that you absolutely love? If so, let me know, because you know I’ll run out and buy it immediately (with my own cash money, of course…. as we do all for the products we talk about on the blog.)