I'm the type of person who likes to do things backwards. My first ever lipstick purchase was this lipstick in the shade 'Spellbound', a bright fuchsia pink. Whilst others steer clear of the bolds when first delving into make up I was addicted and completely afraid of any type of nude shade. Weird, right? But as a blogger I slowly started buying more and more shades that were (kind of) nude and here we are.
We will start with the beginning with my first lip colour on a more natural side being Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey. This was a much raved about shade when the line first launched and for good reason too. It has the ability to even out your lip colour, give them a subtle flush of colour without looking like you're wearing too much. My lips are quite pigmented but I do have some scarring on my upper lip so this is one of my favourite shades to wear everyday. Another nude shade that I purchased early on, very unsurely, was Mac Creme Cup. A shade that is very well loved and for good reason. The finish is comfortable, light and the shade is the perfect light pink that doesn't even slightly pull concealer-like on the lips. This is a great one to just have in your handbag to whack on if you're running late. I adore this paired with the Innoxa Antioxidant Lip Glaze in Guava for the ultimate nude lip combination. For a girl who doesn't really love nude this one is fantastic, non-sticky, smooth and comfortable to wear.
The Maxfactor Lipfinity in 210 Endlessly Mesmerizing* is a fantastic long-lasting formulation that is slightly more intimating for me. As I said early, my lips are quite pigmented so this takes alot of building up to look right on my lips. Still, once on it's a gorgeous! I adore this one topped with my Rimmel Apocalips in Phenomeon* which I cannot be brave enough to wear on it's own but on top of other nude bases it's gorgeous - especially in the centre as a highlight shade.
Okay now we'll get into the shades that still scare me - I do wear them but not without feeling a little weird and not 'me'. The Maybelline Colorsensational Tantalising Taupe* is great for everyday worked into the lips but I don't love this built up heavily on me. The formulation is creamy and lovely to wear so it's another shade I keep on hand just in case I need a little something something. One that I'm still not 100% on is the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Notting Hill Nude* purely because of the smell. I find it really lingers and can be a little overpowering over time. Put that aside and this is a little more brown so I prefer to wear this when I'm tanned. The most scary nude I own is the RMK Crayon & Gloss in 03* which looks completely ridiculous when swatched and when I received it I put it in the pile of give-to-a-friend. One day I was feeling really brave and decided to wear it and it's a completely love affair (see what it looks like on here). I definitely think it's an ultimate nude shade for me which is something I never thought I'd say about a colour like that and it's definitely not something I'd consider buying instore.
Rimmel Apocalips in Phenomeon* | Maybelline Colorsensational Tantlizing Taupe* | Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey | Mac Creme Cup | Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Notting Hill Nude*| Maxfactor Lipfinity in 210 Endlessly Mesmerizing* | RMK Crayon & Gloss in 03* | Innoxa Antioxidant Lip Glaze in Guava
I know not all of these are considered nude but I think I have a good selection for days where I'm feeling brave and those when I want some tried and tested lip combinations.
What are your favourite nude lip products? I'd love to try some of your recommendations!
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*products provided for consideration - honesty as always :)