Wednesday, July 8, 2015
In The Nude
Don't worry, I'm not going nude to make a statement in this blog post or anything like that. I shudder at the thought of baring anything more than some extremely pale legs...but I digress. What I'm talking about is lipstick. I've always kept my lipsticks helter skelter but this weekend I thought, why not coordinate by color? That way if I want to wear a red, I can look at all my reds, etc, etc. Besides realizing that I have far too many lipsticks than any human being should own, I also remembered that I am a huge fan of nudes, which more often then not get shoved aside as I'm blinded by all the pretty pops of color. So today's post is dedicated to some of my favorite nude lip colors, in the hopes that I reach for them more often.
I love this e.l.f. Jumbo lip pencil in the shade Coco Loco. Even better is that it's on sale right now for .99 cents on the e.l.f. website here. I kind of want to go and buy the entire stock up because it's that good. It's a sheer nude-y pink color and has that minty feel which is so nice for dry lips. It's nice for those days when you want minimal makeup and just a little color on the lips.
You should already know by now that I am a huge fan of NYX lip products and this butter lipstick in Snow Cap is one of my faves. It's a pinky nude and it's really pretty with a dark smokey eye. You can change up the color by wearing a pink lip liner for a more pink look or a peach or nude lip liner for a more nude look. It's super versatile and one of my favorite lipsticks.
Everyone has their perfect nude and this one is it for me. It's not too brown, it's not too pink, it's just a nice nude. It's a Lancome Color Design lipstick in the shade Natural Beauty and it is literally just my perfect nude.
This e.l.f. lipstick is from the $1 range and it's in the shade Fantasy. It's a deeper brown nude and it is super duper pretty on the lips. This is a perfect everyday kind of lip color.
I literally could not decide between these two so I put both in. The top shade is NYX soft matte lip cream in London which is a brown nude and the bottom is in Stockholm which is a pink nude. Obviously, when it comes to nudes I like both brown-y and pink-y tones. The only thing I will say is this isn't my favorite formula. The colors are gorgeous so I deal with it, but I have a hard time with mattes and these can be drying so just make sure you exfoliate your lips before wearing!
I could go on and on as I have a million lip products but these are definitely the tops when it comes to my nude collection. What are some of your favorite nude lip products?
*side note, I am terribly sorry about my weirdly tanned hands. No, I do not fake tan, but I do wear gloves when I ride my bike so I always get weird tan lines.