Lipsticks and me have a very complicated relationship. As much as I want to love them, I find it very difficult to find colours that suit me, and as for the formula? Well, I want light; but long lasting; moisturising, but not sticky; shiny, but not wet; and pigmented, but not staining. I’m not asking for much!
I don’t know if I am going about things the wrong way, but it is nigh on impossible for me to find shades other than nudes that suit me. The struggle is real. So I guess that makes it all the more special that these lipsticks have actually made the grade, to become my top three.
*Glo & Ray Creamy Matte Lip Colour – 610 Venus. I wrote a proper review on the few Glo & Ray items that I own here and I raved about this lipstick. The colour, although possibly too light for some, is the perfect nude for me. The lipstick itself is creamy and moisturising, and a pleasure to wear.
Next up, a very affordable option; NYX Black Label Lipstick in 117 Earthy . I suspect I am cheating a little calling this a nude – it is actually quite pink. But, definitions of nude aside, this lipstick is a pretty shimmery nude/pink, that is comfortable on the lips and is sheer enough not to look like a throw back to the 80s frosted lipstick trend. So people tell me anyway. I certainly don’t remember the 80s – I am far too young for that. Honestly.
And finally, the Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Olivia. A more high end option, this lipstick is a cross between a lip balm and a lipstick. It is moisturising and pleasant on the lips, while also staying put pretty well. Ignoring the fact that I mainly purchased this particular shade because my eldest daughter is called Olivia, I really love the colour. It is the one lipstick that stays with me at all times. I don’t like to carry makeup in my bag, because I rarely touch up on the go, and I don’t like to take risks quite frankly. I can guarantee that the one time I decide to put a powder or liquid product in my bag, it will explode, leaving me very cross. Why take the chance? Olivia, though, (the lipstick, not the daughter) is tucked safely in the little zip up compartment in my current bag, and has never lost her lid, or leaked. Perfect.
What is your favourite nude lipstick? Come and find me on Twitter and tell me! I am always on the lookout for more nudes to add to my collection.
*This Lipstick was a PR sample – All opinions are still entirely my own.
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